When TecDroid 3354 started, the number of men exceeded the number of women. However, after our second season there was a shift in the number of women involved in TecDroid. Today, we are proud to say that our directive board is made up of eight women, including our team leader, out of eleven members.
Most people, including our own classmates, believe that TecDroid is only about robots, but they are very wrong. Of course, we build a robot every season, but as FIRST says, it’s more than robots. We do a lot more, from helping low income families to hosting several STEM related events.
Besides being on an FRC team, many of our teammates, including our directive board, are involved in many other extracurricular activities, such as soccer, basketball, swimming, volleyball, archery, track and field, arts, and more. We're a very diverse team, yet we're very close, like a family. We have a lot of fun together during our events, meetings, coaching sessions, and of course, FRC competitions.
We're glad that our team is growing, not only by winning several awards, but also as a team where women are just as important as men; and where our teammates can enjoy several activities that match their interests.
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