Last weekend, the Fe Maidens competed at the 2018 New York City Regional at The Armory Track and Field Center. At the regional, we competed against fifty other FIRST robotics teams from all over the world.
The Fe Maidens were awarded the Engineering Inspiration Award, one of the most prestigious awards at FIRST, which celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team’s school or organization and community.
The Fe Maidens were noted for their continuous efforts in both local and international outreach whether through programs such as EveryGirl Robotics here in NYC or mentoring FLL, FTC, and FRC teams in Brazil, China, and Israel. Programs such as EveryGirl Robotics and local volunteering at community centers to foster interest in STEM among NYC youth demonstrate the extent of our team’s efforts to continue to legacy of FIRST and have a direct impact on our community. Our team’s impact stretches beyond borders as members of our team taught english and helped disabled children in Japan and Taiwan to mentoring FLL and FRC teams in Brazil and Israel. Our extensive publicity through three different internationally and nationally-aired documentaries about our team, including a PBS docu-series, and being featured in major news outlets such as Forbes, The Today Show, TeenVogue, Cosmopolitan, and more also contributed to us receiving the Engineering Inspiration Award.
Now, the Fe Maidens are set for World Championships in Detroit, Michigan from April 25-28. We’re really looking forward for the opportunity to meet teams from all over the world and compete again!