Cyber Blue hosted an All Girls Robotics competition on October 3rd at Perry Meridian High School. The event was a huge success. There were fourteen teams in attendance from Wisconsin and Illinois as well as Indiana. The Girls played Recycle Rush with a few adjustments. Due to the small number of Teams, alliances were made up of two Teams instead of three and playoffs were done by blind draw. All drivers, operators, human players, and drive coaches had to be all female.
The competition was put on hold at lunch time and the Girls attended a forum with a panel of female engineers. Katie Widen, Kathy Elliott, Janet Skoog, and Kelsey Draus answered the Girls questions about being a female engineer.
After qualifications, the top 7 ranked teams pulled their alliance partner from a hat, to form 2 team alliances.
The top 7 Alliances are below. 1 2826 – 461 2 5188 – 234 3 1024 – 829 5 1501 – 2781 6 3494 – 1529 74926 – 1720
Alliance 2 (5188-234) won match 1, Alliance 1 (2826-461) won matches 2 and 3 to be Champions.
The winning alliance for the first IndyRage Competition was Team 2826 Wave from Osh Kosh, WI and Team 461 West Side Boiler Invasion from West Lafayette, IN. Congratulations Ladies! Great Job!
Other awards are as follows: 2826 Wave Robotics- #1 ranked ; 1024 KillaBytes – Awesome Technical Description; 829 Digital Goats – Best Use of Controls – 2826 Wave Robotics Judges Awesome Award
The Indy Star newspaper wrote this great article covering the event At this robotics event, girls took control
To see more pictures from the event visit the IndianaFIRST Facebook Page!
Special thanks to all of our Volunteers and our sponsors-Rolls Royce, AndyMark and Perry Meridian High School
Check out all these ladies in their #Ilooklikeanengineeer pose!