Girls of Pink Titans Robotics Team
The girls of FRC 5719 - Pink Titans are currently comprised of mostly Grade 9 and a few Grade 10 students. Many members were new to robotics this year, while some joined with experience in FIRST LEGO League.
Using MakerBots, the students learned coding with Scratch, built with tools, and learned about the variety of sensors; including, ultrasonic range finder, line-follower, and light sensors.
After gaining confidence, the girls on the team coached and mentored girls from local elementary schools as part of the culmination of the members' learning over the year.
Many of the girls have expressed assisting the FIRST Robotics Team in other ways, including Design & Build, Controlling, and Public Relations; in the near future.
Pink Titans as Youth Mentors Of The Year in FIRST LEGO League
Rubika Nanthakumar (below) earned the Youth Mentor Award at the FLL Toronto East - Woburn Qualifying Tournament, offering help to the Gordon Gators.
Dec. 17, 2016. Manahil Rauf (top right) earned the Youth Mentor Award at the FLL Toronto East - Woburn Qualifying Tournament, helping the Raccoon Rascals (FLL 2014) to the FLL Ontario Provincial Tournament in January 2017.
On May 27 and 28, 2017, female students from FIRST Robotics Teams across Ontario attended the Inaugural Girls In STEM Conference by FIRST Robotics Canada.
Amelia Singh, a Grade 9 member of FRC 5719 - Pink Titans, attended. She and other girls listened to inspirational guest speakers. As well, Amelia participated in team-building activities that fostered inspiration and confidence in pursuing dreams and goals.