Two girls, one name - Magenta. One mission, one place - China. The game is afoot!
We are Middle Division World Education Robotics (WER) trial winners from UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park's Computing specialism, #TeamMagenta, and we set our hands on the WER scene in December 2018.
Our team's success to date has been phenomenal: taking the first place position in the May trails to qualify for a WER competition in Shangdong, China; becoming the most advanced Abilix Krypton 8 engineers in the UK; proving to have exceptional role model skills to younger children in STEM; winning best team at the WER 2019 European Open, to finally becoming the first all-girl robotics team to be invited to represent the UK in the World Education Robotics (WER) final in Shanghai, China!
This is where you come in.
To make it to Shanghai, China in December 2019 to represent the United Kingdom in the WER final we need to raise £6000 for flights, visas, accommodation and chaperones. We have proven ourselves exceptional over the past couple of months and want the opportunity to show China what we can do!
Within the engineering community, #TeamMagenta has already been recognised for its efforts and has already received sponsorship and support from Rolls Royce, Fast Signs, The Confucious Institute at The University of Sheffield and AMRC. We have also been invited to major tech companies to see how they operate and the practical application of their interest in computer engineering in the world.
What is WER, you ask?
It is a global robotics competition that aims to give children an insight into robotics & engineering with the added bonus of a competition. It allows for cross-connections to be made over different countries and cultures and inspires young programmers to fuel future progress in technology.
With previous training outside of mainstream education at Discovery STEM Education, along with specialist training at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, #TeamMagenta has reached new heights within the STEM community that would not be achievable otherwise. Both our team members study GCSE Computer Science and the Cambridge National qualification in ICT and have taken part in extracurricular activities such as cybersecurity, robotics & Mandarin.
We want to represent the UK and girls in STEM in China and all we need now is your help. This experience isn't just about a trip to China and winning a competition, it's about the experience and skills gained for us to apply to tomorrow's future in engineering and technology.