Women Engineers Toronto and Get Your Bot On! are pleased to bring to you 'The Women in Robotics Series'. Our next event in the series is co-hosted with the IEEE Toronto Section, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) and Women in Engineering (WIE) group. This series celebrates the work of women in the field of robotics and provides a forum for them to share their work with the community. We invite all community members, male and female, to come and learn, participate in the discussion, and celebrate the contribution of women to this field.
Our speaker for the night is Erica Tiberia.
Erica Tiberia, roboticist, creative technologist, educator and entrepreneur, competed in the NASA Centennial Sample Return Robot Challenge in June 2016. Erica was one of 5 competitors to win the Level 1 challenge and proceed to Level 2 in September. You can see her working on her bot on the NASA website. Her work has been featured on Bloomberg Tech, Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet, NASA.gov and more.
As an educator Erica has designed and delivered educational programming for children and adults teaching robotics, electronics, fabrication and programming. Erica was on team Calmstress at the GYBO2015 Hackathon last year winning the prize for Best Design for Human Interaction.
Erica will share her experiences building AL, her rover robot, competing in the NASA challenge, what inspires her and how her diverse background led her down this path.
Agenda for the evening:
6:00 pm - Networking
6:30 pm - Welcome
6:40 pm - Erica Tiberia - talk and Q&A
7:40 pm - Pitches from the community - Community members can ask for assistance on their projects
8:00 pm - Networking
9:00 pm - Close
About our partner - Get Your Bot On!
Get Your Bot On! is a community of roboticists, engineers, and hobbyists in the Toronto area. GYBO! hosts meetups, workshops and hackathons for knowledge sharing and collaboration amongst its members. In September 2015 GYBO! hosted "Healthy: People and Environments", a 3-day hackathon for the design and prototyping of robots.
About our co-host - IEEE Toronto
IEEE Toronto is a community for electrical and computer engineers and related professions and holds professional/technical meetings, tutorials, conferences, etc. for members and guests, and recognizes excellence through their awards program. With approximately 4000 members in the local area, and more than 50 yearly events, they are very active in serving the electrical engineering professionals at all levels. Find out more about the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society chapter and the Women in Engineering group.
Community Sponsor - Health Innovation Hub
Special thanks to the Health Innovation Hub, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, for providing us the space for this meetup.