Society of Women in Engineering (SWE) chapter enters Technical Student Association competition March 18
NEWS RELEASE: Heather Higdon, Director of Communications
INDIAN HILL, OH (March 22, 2022) – In the club’s first year, the Indian Hill SWENext Chapter (Society of Women in Engineering) is already stepping up to a competition challenge.
Indian Hill High School (IHHS) student-members Nicole Sichel, Isabelle Tindale, Sofia Buffetta, Sophia Liu, Sarah Grace Brown, Haddasah Burroughs, Genevieve Harm, and Sierra Meckes participated in the Technical Student Association (TSA) BattleBot competition on Friday, March 18 at Milford High School.
“This offered another avenue for students to apply the skills they’ve learned in engineering class,” said Myrtis Smith, Indian Hill High School teacher who manages the school’s nationally recognized engineering program in partnership with Great Oaks. “Our students designed the robots, making several prototypes, including the soldering to connect the electronics. They had to learn how to drive and control them and come up with a game strategy based on the type of robot they were competing against.”
For the TSA competition, battlebots were a maximum of one pound. The robot bodies had to be completely constructed of 3D printed plastic. Additionally, the robots are remote controlled.
“We are thrilled to offer competitive robotics as part of our SWENext Chapter activities,” said Carrie Vanden Boom, IHHS SWENext advisor. “We want to increase opportunities within this space for our female engineering students. This was an incredible experience for our club; our students had a great time and are looking forward to future competitions.”
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