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.