Ever since I joined the Gearheads in 2014, we have always participated in a special event called The Bloomfield Girls Robotics Competition, where 32 FIRST robotics teams face off requiring that their robot drive team, pit crew, and human player must be High School aged girls. Male team members can only be there to support their team. Male team members cannot interact with the robot by any means. This event is primarily to show that girls are just as capable (or more capable) of doing robotics as guys are. This event this year will take place at Bloomfield Hills High School 3456 Lahser Rd, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48302 Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 8am - 6pm.
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Personally, I love the idea that this event shows careers, such as robotics, are options for girls and guys alike. It also gives me another chance to see last year’s robot in competition one more time.
- contributed by " Computer guy #5" Egan KIine