The Robogals Blog
Late last year Robogals Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nicole Brown took the time to have a candid conversation with us about all things Robogals, taking a look back over how the past year went but also a look at all the exciting developments for 2015 including new opportunities for volunteers. She reveals her biggest highlight from 2014, provides an insight into the Robogals rebranding process to take place later this year and also reveals her secrets to time management.
Welcome to the very first Robogals In-Conversation Series blog, a new series which aims to highlight the stories, initiatives and volunteer efforts of the fantastic Robogals community.
The first conversation involves Monika Berlot, a nineteen year old engineering student from the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra. She is a particularly interesting case as she herself was a student during a Robogals rural school visit during a year 11 physics class in her hometown of Cooma. Fast forward two years and now she is a Robogals chapter executive.
Monika with brother Esa
The following blog post highlights the experiences of the North-American Regional Team (Garima, Natalie and Nicole) at the three day Conference.
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