Expansion across North America: information for college students
Ever wish there were more women studying engineering with you?
Passionate about inspiring the next generation of women engineers and technologists?
Want to meet awesome people and be part of an awesome international student-run non-profit organisation?
Well get ready, because Robogals is coming soon to your college!
Robogals is an outreach program that visits schools to run robotics workshops, mostly for girls, to introduce "engineering" into their vocabulary and show them the amazing possibilities of engineering and technology careers. Robogals is run entirely by college students, and has grown from our humble beginnings in Melbourne, Australia to have chapters at 17 universities across Australia, the UK, USA and Japan!
To see what we do, have a look at the video below (from September 2008):
Other than the requirement to run the basic outreach program, Robogals chapters are given a high degree of autonomy, and we've seen our chapters take the initiative to run cool events like science fairs, set up stalls at expos and science museums and of course had plenty of social events for all our dedicated volunteers.
So how do I get involved?
We want you to help start a Robogals chapter at your college! It's as simple as:
- Apply online through this website to be a member of the inaugural Robogals committee at your college, in one of the six positions.
- Be interviewed by phone.
- If accepted, attend the 2-day SINE (Seminars Inducting New Executive-committees) at either the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, California or Columbia University in New York City, which are simultaneously being held on 2-3 March 2013. We'll teach you everything you need to know to get your Robogals chapter started. The weekend will be led by Robogals founder Marita Cheng and other experienced Robogals members. You need to get yourself there, but then we'll provide all your food, accommodation and activities!
- Finally, return home and get started with inspiring the next generation of female engineers.
For more information about Robogals:
Have a look around this website, or even just type "Robogals" into Google to see what other people are saying about us.
If you'd like to ask any questions at all:
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