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Successful Fall Recruiting Events

Robotics Club has been very active in its effort to recruit new members to join the club this Fall semester. At the same time, as part of our mission, we are also making an effort to increase awareness about robotics in the WSU community. Listed below are the different events the club participated at:

Also throughout the first and second week of classes, officers have selected a few number of EECS and ME classes in which they will speak about the club.

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Robotics Workshop for Girl Scouts

According to the National Girls Collaborative Project, statistics shows that in 2014, while women takes 41% of the total U.S. Workforce — there are only 25% in the computer and mathematical sciences while only 13% are in engineering. Thus the club wants to reach out to such community to educate and empower, especially young girls as they represent the future for the STEM field.

The Robotics Club organized a Robotics Workshop together with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho that was well attended with 41 girl scouts. The club used the Robotics Workshop as a tool to show these young ladies what they can build or make even at a very young age. The workshop provided hands-on tutorials on building simple circuits, building a basic DC motor, and build Lego robots. They also got to experience flying quadrotors and had a tour WSU’s Frank Innovation Zone where they got to see different types of 3D printers in action.

Although the club spearheaded the planning and organization of this event, we also had volunteers from the Society of Women Engineers and Robosub of the Palouse.

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Voiland Renaming Ceremony (Updated)

Update: The club won $1500 funding as the "Most Engaging Display" during Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture naming celebration.

Washington State University honor's Gene and Linda Voiland for their contributions to the university such that the College of Engineering and Architecture has been renamed as Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture (VCEA).

The renaming ceremony on September 18th was attended by students, staff, faculty, alumni and Pres. Floyd himself. The 40+ student organizations under the umbrella of VCEA were also invited to showcase their projects and plans to the school. This was a challenging event as the clubs were also competing for a financial reward of $1000 if they have the most interactive or best demonstration in the event. Of course, Robotics club was there to showcase the projects we are working on this year through our poster. But we also showcase two of the most interactive demonstrations in which the spectators where drawn. Thanks to Miranda, the leader of the combat robot team, she created this Hydraulic Judobot just using popsicle sticks, a couple of syringes and tubing, to simulate a picture on how fun fighting robots can be. We also programmed this commercially-bought robotic arm where we challenged spectators to move this miniature box with the least number of commands.

We hope that through this event, we were able to grab more students to pursue robotics.

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Ice Cream Social!

Ice Cream Social is an opportunity for the different student groups under Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture to promote and recruit new members. Students gets to enjoy free ice cream courtesy of the college, and each club offers their own ice cream toppings.

The main purpose of the event is to provide students a one-stop destination where they can meet the different clubs in the college. It is also a great time to socialize and network with your college professors outside your classroom.

During the event, the Robotics Club continuous to attract more students from different engineering majors. Such diversity is something that makes our club stand out. The collaboration from different student majors will greatly help us when we start planning for new projects as each major brings a unique perspective.

We thank everyone who came and had shown interest to the club and we hope to see everyone during our first club meeting next week.

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Robotics Club joins the All Campus Picnic

The Robotics Club joined the All Campus Picnic during the Washington State University's Week of Welcome. The club took the opportunity to promote and recruit incoming freshmen and transfer students to join the club. The event was a great success as we were able to reach out not just to students, but as well as to university staff, parents, and kids. Also, we were able to network outside the university with an invitation to demo for the cub scouts and a class in a local grade school.

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