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SWE Provides $20,000 to FIRST Teams

Each team received a $1,000 grant in recognition of its focused efforts in creating equity, inclusion, and diversity on the team.

Published On: February 2017

SWE Provides $20,000 to FIRST Teams through 2017 Gender Diversity Grant

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has awarded grants to 20 FIRST Robotics Competition teams for the 2017 season through its third annual Gender Diversity Grant, funded by the Motorola Foundation. Each team received a $1,000 grant in recognition of its focused efforts in creating equity, inclusion, and diversity on their roster and for including underrepresented and underserved populations in their recruiting efforts.

FIRST is pleased to support SWE in order to reach our joint goals: Namely, educating and inspiring girls to consider engineering as a highly desirable, attainable career aspiration,” said Carla Proulx, Alliances Manager at FIRST.

The following FIRST Robotics Competition teams received grants for the 2017 season:

  • Team 234 “Cyber Blue,” Indianapolis, IN
  • Team 341 “Miss Daisy,” Ambler, PA
  • Team 585 “Cyber Penguins,” Tehachapi, CA
  • Team 597 “Wolverines,” Los Angeles, CA
  • Team 1557 “12 Volt Bolt,” Eustis, FL
  • Team 2642 “Pitt Pirates,” Greenville, NC
  • Team 3139 “Oxford Omega,” Oxford, AL
  • Team 3184 “Blaze Robotics,” Burnsville, MN
  • Team 3319 “Grissom Robotics,” Huntsville, AL
  • Team 3512 “Spartatroniks,” Orcutt, CA
  • Team 3667 “The Mecanum Knights,” Port Huron, MI
  • Team 3931 “Cockadoodle Dominators,” Chickasha, OK
  • Team 4201 “The Vitruvian Bots,” Hawthorn, CA
  • Team 4390 “ATA Coregears,” Dearborn, MI
  • Team 4471 “SPARTRONS,” Hollywood, FL
  • Team 4730 “Terminators,” Albany, GA
  • Team 4911 “CyberKnights,” Seattle, WA
  • Team 5012 “Gryffingear,” Palmdale, CA
  • Team 5248 “Robo-Saxons,” Hastings, MI
  • Team 6453 “Bog Bots,” Kelliher, MN

The grant-winning teams have committed to participating in SWE’s diversity.

Here’s a look at last year’s SWE-sponsored teams that made it to the the FIRST Championship in St. Louis.

 

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