Hi I’m Arcturus S and I am a part of Team 4085. I interviewed Ava R. Ava is the Central Project Manager of Technical Difficulties Team 4085.
Q: Why did you decide to join robotics?
A: I started doing robotics at 5 years old as a part of my 4 h curriculum, it was an FLL team and just kind of sparked my interest in the program. I joined an FLL team in middle school because I really enjoyed it in 4h and it pipelined me into the Highschool team.
Q: How has your time at robotics been defined?
A: I would define my time in robotics as a time that has allowed me to improve my leadership and communications skills. I like to cooperate with people outside of the people I know. I have a lot of fun with my team as well as other teams at robotics competitions.
Q: Do you enjoy robotics?
A: I really enjoy robotics, it probably takes about 50% of my life and what I think about on a daily basis.
Q: Would you suggest robotics to others?
A: Definitely, I did a lot of recruiting this year to my friends. Approximately 100% of my friends are in robotics.
Q: Do you think robotics has helped you to be a more successful person?
A: I fully think so. I think it helped me with my time management skills and my communication skills. It has given me workforce skills such as writing emails and project management.
Q: How has robotics impacted your experience as a woman in STEM?
A: Robotics has really influenced some of the other academic things I have done and I feel empowered as a woman in STEM.I did a lot of robotics and STEM activities in 4 h and earned the clock award, the highest and most prestigious robotics award in 4 h.
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