These are the Women in Tech

A few weeks back a well done infographic came out highlighting the gender gap with girls in science and engineering. While true and disheartening, Bots High highlights the little number – the small percentage of girls who study science in high school, build robots, and go off to major in engineering at MIT or Duke. Hopefully as more girls see other girls building robots, they’ll realize they can do it too. So using some of the statistics, and finding some gems in old films, I put together some videos highlighting these statistics and countering it with footage of girls in action in Bots High. The three are below. I hope you enjoy. “Let’s Eliminate the Girls” – Women in Engineering The Future 3 Women Engineers These are the Girls Who Major in Science Sources Getting Acquainted with Engineering...

Robotic Mayhem in April

April, aka RoboMonth. Home to National Robotics Week and pretty much all the major robotics championship. Here’s a rough roundup of competitions across the country: VEX World Championship April 18-21 – Anaheim, CA The championship for the robotics kit found in classrooms throughout the world. RoboGames April 20-22 – San Mateo, CA The biggest fighting robot event around, along with other great robotics events. FIRST Championship April 25-28 – St. Louis, MO Grand finale for Dean Kamen’s robotics event. Last years competition was featured on TV with Will.i.am. USATL (BattleBots and BotsIQ) April 27-29 – Miami Beach, FL Can’t wait for Robogeddon? Check out the original fighting robots as the BattleBox makes its return to the STEM Tech Olympiad, for high school, college, and professional division battles. This is where I’ll be, along with some of the teams from the film, some now battling in the college division....

Live Q&A From Miami Tonight

Watch live streaming video from botshigh at livestream.com Tune in tonight (or today, depending where you are) at 8:30 PM EST to watch the Q&A with cast and crew from the Miami screening for today’s Bots High worldwide screenings. Tweet your questions to @botshigh. And a new DVD page was launched. Check it out here. You can also get the film on...