Girls of Steel! Interviews with an All Girls Vex Robotics Team #INWED17 #RaisingProfiles @WES1919
For #INWED17 there’s a lot of really great profiles and stories out there – some have a higher profile than others, but I really dig the grassroots. I love reading about stories at the local level, and the inspiring lives behind them. So I was happy to stumble upon these interviews by prototype-to-market company Nexus IE based in Cambridgeshire, England, with the Vex Robotics team from East Barnet School nicknamed the Girls of Steel! This is the team that won VEX Robotics UK Nationals earlier this year before going on to compete at the 2016-2017 World Championships last month. These stories & interviews are really inspiring and you can tell each of the members from this team will go on to do great things! Congrats to them individually and as a team for their past and future accomplishments.
With Nexus IE MD Julie Dean being an advocate for Women in Engineering, Nexus IE are eager to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day #INWED17 on June 23rd. We couldn’t think of a better way to support the message of encouraging young people and women into a male dominated industry than by introducing you to some inspiring females who are doing just that.
Click any of the images below to jump to the Nexus IE interview with each team member:
Here’s a bonus interview with MA candidate Laura Tuck whose goal post-graduation is to join the design engineering team at Dyson:
And thanks to Nexus IE for sharing these inspiring stories on their blog.
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.