First published in the Feb. 17 print issue of the San Marino Tribune.
By Celine Chih
Special to the Tribune
Over the past weeks, numerous accomplishments have been made at Titanium Robotics.
For one, the engineering team has made significant progress on their robot, completing the drive train, intake, shooter, climber and transportation systems. By staying long hours every day after school — including the weekends — the continual developments have been made possible through the dedication of all the team members and leadership of the cabinet.
As a community-based team, Titanium Robotics has always made efforts to give back to the community. As such, cabinet members carried out an event with local Girl Scout troops 5371, 1521 and 1581 to learn about robotics and encourage the pursuit of STEM among young women.
During their session, the scouts were given a tour of the robotics room and given a first look at the team’s competition robot. They also learned about what the workload for a member looks like.
Following various introductory games, the scouts learned about the various fields of robotics, how the team works and were introduced to this year’s game video. From the game video, the girls developed possible strategies about the game and designed prototypes which they built into models using candy.
Titanium Robotics is always planning new events and opportunities, so make sure to follow them on their social media. Currently, work sessions take place Monday-Saturday from 3 p.m. to about 8 p.m. on weekdays, and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays.
Those interested in joining the team are free to contact email@example.com, or visit titaniumrobotics.com and instagram: @titaniumrobotics for more information and updates on future events. The team is always looking for more hands and minds to help out and pitch in.
Titanium Robotics is a team consisting of more than 100 students, mainly from San Marino High School, who come together with a common interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students learn from professional engineers and mentors to build and compete in the annual FIRST Robotics Challenge with a robot of their own design. Programming, electrical work, computer-aided design and business management are all run by student representatives, making the entire organization student-led from start to finish.
Celine Chih is events coordinator for San Marino High School’s Titanium Robotics team.