This morning our team had the wonderful opportunity to host an international group of women in STEM through Global Ties Alabama. The students talked to the visitors about FIRST Robotics, what the team does, how our robot works, and what their future plans were. The visitors in turn told the students about what they do in their countries.
Afterwards we took the visitors downstairs to the Advanced Manufacturing section of the school and showed them the: 1) CAD/Solidworks class, 2) 3D printing lab with the printer that manufactures meatal parts, the carbon fiber room with the kiln for curing the material, and then the welding class/building.
The visitors were impressed with the students and how much they knew about the robot and robotics. The students had a great time also, and were reluctant to go back to class when the visit was over.