Robogals are a student run organisation based within the University of Bristol, as a part of a worldwide initiative, who aim to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) knowledge within the local community, engage more females in STEM and build a bridge between Bristol engineers and the industry. They do this with community outreach workshops and bi-weekly robotics workshops in Bristol primary schools.
Robogals have been carrying out these workshops, STEM clubs and public events since 2011. This year they have organised 2 STEM events in Bath and Bridgewater as well as taking part in the Europe, Middle East and Africa conference and BBC Make It Digital Roadshow in the past.
One school child who attended the event said ‘’This is super cool! I really want to be an engineer.’’
Robogals Bristol currently has a pool of over 50 volunteers who have engaged more than 750 students around the South West Area. They are so popular they often receive requests for repeat visits to schools.
Kelvin, Mechanical Engineering student and Robogals president has gained a breadth of skills from being involved with Robogals “As there is no centralised funding source, Robogals have to maintain a good relationship with businesses by themselves, to be self-sustaining financially.” You can find out more about Robogals then visit their website at https://www.facebook.com/robogalsbristol/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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