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Medieval Robotics Showdown

Calgary Herald
April 4th 2016

Cowan joined the Intimitrons three years ago because she liked building things and thought robots were cool. It became a passion, leading to her decision to pursue mechanical engineering at the University of Waterloo after she graduates, Cowan said. She also works with her teammates to encourage young girls to take an interest in science and engineering by mentoring junior teams.

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Girls in STEM Programs

STEM Education Awareness
January 1st 2016

Programs exist both nationally and provincially to encourage females to enter STEM careers, like Intimitrons from Area 51, an all-girl robotics team in Calgary. As well, the AWSN offers a scholarship to third-year female undergrads to encourage them to stick to their studies. Bjarnason says women often drop out in year three because they fear not getting high marks or feel that 'dealing with small amounts of gender bias or sexism is not worth it'.

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FRC West Exhibition

FRC West
October 2nd 2015

Over 5000 high school and 4500 elementary students visited the exhibition. Our team members provided opportunities to learn about FIRST and drive robots! The robots even captured the attention of the New York film academy!

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Regional Robitics Competition

University of Calgary
April 11th 2014

We sponsor this event to encourage the love of learning for engineering and science and support an initiative that clearly brings out the fun and innovation of engineering. The opportunities in robotics are endless and we encourage you to follow your passion and make a difference in the world.

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Our CTV feature!

CTV Feature
April 6th 2018

In our pits at the 2018 Power Up competition, we got a chance to meet CTV interviewers and present our robot Agatha and talk about our dreams for the future, and our competition season. This was shown on the CTV news website in a featurette

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MRU Meets Stella!

Mount Royal TV
April 25th 2016

We had the fantastic opportunity to meet up with Mount Royal University to present our robot Stella! They filmed us a week before the Western Canada Regional here in Calgary. This video was shown on MRU TV later that week.

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Competition Warm-up Highlights

Calgary Herald
April 4th 2016

Calgary's Olympic Oval was buzzing Monday with high school students preparing for an obstacle course involving moats, drawbridges, gates and medieval towers.

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Intimitrons Safety Animation

Intimitrons
January 16th 2016

This is our 2016 Safety Animation! The set theme this year was both 'Medieval' and 'Safety in the Workspace'. As our second ever safety animation, our team is a bit more experienced in the animation process. We enjoyed making this video, and we hope you enjoy watching it just as much!

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Our Sponsor Gets an Award

ESAA
October 20th 2015

The inaugural ESAA Industry Award for Community Involvement was recently awarded to Terex Environmental, an Intimitrons Sponsor. The award was presented to an ESAA member organization that has shown an outstanding commitment to bettering their community through active fundraising and community involvement.

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Intimitrons Safety Animation

Intimitrons
January 5th 2015

This is the Intimitrons from Area 51's first ever safety animation for the FIRST Robotics Competition! This is the first animation done by our animating team, and lots of time and effort went into this. We are very proud!

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The Intimitrons from Area 51

The team Intimitrons from Area 51, was founded in hopes to inspire and encourage the participation of young women in engineering, science, and technical vocations. In a male dominated field, we see this as an important endeavor. Our team sees it important to uphold the values of FIRST and to continue to help others along our path as competitors. We would also like to reach out to the community and encourage participation in the fascinating and rewarding experience of robotics and these professions.