The Robogals Blog
Earlier in the year, Robogals sponsored a bright nine year old girl Faith from Wollongong to go overseas and compete at the FLL International Open in Canada. She is the only female member of the Project Bucephalus Team that represented Australia at the event. The team managed to take out the 1st place Programming Award! Since returning from overseas, Faith has kindly written this blog about her impressive journey...
It has now been over eighteen months since Robogals founder Marita Cheng and co-founder Mark Parncutt handed over the reigns to the next leadership generation. They recently took some time to answer a few questions about what they have been up to and their time in day to day involvement with Robogals.
Marita at the Daily Living Expo in Melbourne exhibiting Jeva (robotic arm)
With the excitement of our first official chapter in the Philippines marking our presence in 6 countries, the enthusiastic team from Robogals Cagayan de Oro (CDO) have provided some insights into their first workshop and some bonus volunteer quotes that are quite touching.
Robogals Perth recently ran an Easter themed workshop at the University of Western Australia and received some lovely feedback from mother and student, Carol and Siena respectively. This is just a select example of the feedback our volunteers receive. It is moments like these which further validate everything that Robogals does and goes to show that all our volunteers hard work is worthwhile!
We wish Siena all the best in all her future engineering aspirations.
Girls learning about and engaging with STEM, a beautiful sight
This blog was written by the current Robogals Loughborough (UK) President Lope Ariyo. She was actually a student during a Robogals visit to her school before going on to start up the chapter at her university!
I remember sitting in my sixth form (year 12 equivalent) computing class and being the only girl, so when my teacher explained what Robogals was and mentioned the opportunity to go to a workshop I jumped at the chance. I don’t remember much about the workshop itself but it was refreshing to see women doing the same sort of subjects that I liked and to not think I was weird for wanting to do ‘guy’ subjects. I still have my certificate congratulating me for ‘completing the Robogals Foundation Course, held on the 3rd & 10th November 2010, at Imperial College London’ signed by Victoria Bloom and Sonya Chan (who has since become a ‘Robogals Life Member’).
The Loughborough Team at the Boat Party from this year's UK SINE Conference
The following blogs recount the events and experiences of the 2014 UK SINE (Seminars Inducting New Executive-members) hosted by the University of Southampton over the 8-10th February. The event was the biggest so far with a record number of attendees and even included a boat party! The following blogs were written by three of the attendees about their unique experiences.
The following blogs recount the events and experiences of the two North American SINE (Seminars Inducting New Executive-members) held at York University in Toronto, Canada and the University of Arizona in Tucson, USA. The two events were held simultaneously over the 18-20th January and these blogs were written by several of the attendees from a first person perspective.
The winners of the Australian Constructors Association (ACA) Robogals Engineering Scholarship have been announced! In partnership with our platinum sponsor, the scholarship was an initiative open to all Australian Robogals members not entering into their final year of university study to the value of $5000 over a two year period. The media release from the ACA with the exciting announcement is below.
An insightful recount of the recent Rural Trip undertaken by Robogals UNSW by chapter president Natalie Jap. The trip was a roaring success with fantastic feedback received from both students and teachers alike!
Robogals is always there to provide new exciting services for women interested in engineering, science and technology. We are happy to announce that the Robogals Pathway into Engineering Program or PiE for short, is under development.