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W.O.W. 2017-12-06T00:50:17+00:00

Help your team become more:

Innovative

Effective

Inclusive

Is your team lacking female presence? Are the women on your team not able to fully engage? With the incorporation of a W.O.W chapter, your FRC team will gain a more inclusive, effective, and innovative environment that is conducive to success!

What We Do

  1. Give a voice and a place for the girls on the team through the “Fail Fearlessly” lunch series. Female industry leaders encourage risk taking by sharing their experiences and failures in STEM.
  2. Events: Women in Technology Conference at Harvey Mudd, QWISE Conference
  3. Post interesting articles, opportunities, internships, and scholarships on Slack

Success and Benefits

Formed W.O.W. five years ago. Since then, Team 2485 has seen these measurable changes:

  • Overall team membership has grown from 35 members to 82 members
  • Female membership went from 8 to 33 members
  • 6 female presidents in our 10 year history
  • 93% graduates to major in STEM
  • Girls have participated more and are engaged in more technical roles

Benefits of having a chapter

  • Help women be more active on the teams
  • Help women engage in more technical roles, not just “feminine” roles like spirit
  • Increase retention of women on robotics teams
  • Help teams be more effective through more participation
  • Increase innovation through more diverse team participation
We will be there to help you every step of the way!

New Chapter Activities

  • “Fail Fearlessly” Lunch Series
  • Digital Communications Channel

Chapter Goals

  • Establish a way to communicate with their female FIRST team members
  • Encourage girls to share what’s working and what’s not working on their team and solve problems together
  • Encourage girls to support each other and pursue their interests
  • Empower girls to work closely with mentors

Structure of The W.O.W. Organization

  • Lead mentors support the chapter whether they are female or not
  • Advisory Board