Girls of Pink Titans Robotics Team
Girls of FRC 5719 - Pink Titans represent Grades 9 to 12 students from a variety of strong interests including biology, arts, business, phys. ed., and social sciences.
While a few of the girls arrived with experience in the FIRST LEGO League, many of the girls of the current Pink Titans were introduced to robotics this past year. Using MakerBots, the girls learned coding with Scratch, built with tools, and learned about the variety of sensors; including, ultrasonic range finder, line-follower, and light sensors.
After gaining confidence, the girls on the team coached and mentored girls from local elementary schools as part of the culmination of the members' learning over the year.
Many of the girls have expressed assuming additional roles on the Pink Titans, including programming, building, controlling, and public relations.
On May 15, 2018, two girls of the Pink Titans presented the impact of Girls' Robotics Outreach at the "Ignite Explore Inspire" Robotics Symposium. The girls shared their experiences mentoring younger girls in robotics principles. Over the year, the girls of the Pink Titans demonstrated global competencies of global citizenship and character, communication, creativity and inquiry, plus collaboration and leadership.
Pink Titans as Youth Mentors Of The Year in FIRST LEGO League
Rubika Nanthakumar (below) earned the Youth Mentor Award at the FLL Toronto East - Woburn Qualifying Tournament. She mentored FLL 2111. She is currently a mentor of the Pink Titans.
In Nov. 2017 and Jan. 2018, Manahil Rauf earned the Youth Mentor Award at the FLL TDSB - David & Mary Thomson C. I. Qualifying Event and the FLL Ontario East Provincial Championship. She mentored FLL 2014.
In Dec. 2016 and Jan. 2017, Manahil Rauf (top right) earned the Youth Mentor Award at the FLL Toronto East - Woburn Qualifying Tournament and FLL Ontario East Provincial Championship. She mentored FLL 2014.
On May 27 and 28, 2017, female students from FIRST Robotics Teams across Ontario attended the Inaugural Girls In STEM Conference by FIRST Robotics Canada.
Amelia Singh, a Grade 9 member of FRC 5719 - Pink Titans, attended. She and other girls listened to inspirational guest speakers. As well, Amelia participated in team-building activities that fostered inspiration and confidence in pursuing dreams and goals.
Dec. 5, 2016. Girls of FRC 5719 - Pink Titans interact with female students of different engineering fields, including Sogand Talebi in the program of Space Engineering; plus Jackie Zeni, and Assistant Dean Marisa Sterling at Lassonde School of Engineering at Bergeron School of Engineering Excellence at York University.
Nov. 26, 2015. Fiona, Mahia, Jasmine, and Vanessa comprised the all-girls' VEX robotics team, one of three teams of the Pink Titans at the Toronto VRC Qualifying Event. The girls worked hard over the last month to build and program the scissor-lift mechanism of the robot. All of the girls expressed interest in pursuing careers in health sciences.