Our objective is to encourage female participation in technical vocations- fields that are currently male dominated. We do this by making robots that compete in FIRST Robotics Competitions, which is super fun!
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.
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Meet the Trons
Emma C. is a third-year Intimitron and is also a grade 11 student. She loves robotics, especially using strategies to help in building a robot! She’s also interested in CAD and building the robot this year.
Emma Z. is the smart-but-silent type. She enjoys building mechanisms and was a huge part of constructing Ophelia! She’s in grade 9 and this is her third year on the team. The robotics enviroment is definetly her in her natural habitat.
This is Julia's second year on the team and besides robotics, she has been dancing for more than 10 years. She has recently been working with with electronics such as Arduino and loving it.
Julia is in grade 9. This is her first year on the team. She is extremely enthusiastic, and loves learning new things.
Mackenzie is a second year member of the Intimitrons and currently in grade 11. She's a HUGE CAD fanatic, and talented at it. She's really passionate about robotics as well.
Sarah is currently in grade 12 and loves robotics. She is on the drive and mec/fab teams and was driver one during Ophelia’s season. In the future, Sarah hopes to develop robot legs as she is constantly injuring herself and on crutches.
Saskia is currently in grade 10. This is her second year with the team. She enjoys working with robots and loves robotics.
Sraddha is currently in grade 9. This is her second year on the team. She enjoys programming, and constructing the robot. She was on drive team last year, and hopes to further her skill for years to come.
Tomoe is in Grade 10, this is her third year on the team. She's super enthusiastic and has a fantastic sense of humor. Not only is she very passionate for robotics, but she loves to play sports and play the violin. She's handles a big chunk of finances, outreach, and organization of the team.
Meet the Mentors
Alan is one of the awesome mentors from Area 51. Alan is very dedicated and comes very often to meetings to help with whatever is needed. This is his third year mentoring the team. He has helped us start a safety program, and also has guided us in project management, design and assembly.
This is Chris’ second year with the Intimitrons. He is a mechanical engineering student and is passionate about working with youth.
Colin is a Mechanical engineering student that coaches us on building and pneumatics.
Kevin is the super awesome mechanical and fabrication mentor from QSine. This is Kevin’s fourth year with the team and he has been kind enough to share his knowledge and his shop with the Intimitrons.
This is Kirsty’s second year with the Intimitrons. She is an electrical engineering student and she is excited to encourage STEM to interested youth.
Kris is mechanical engineer studying at the University of Calgary and is currently in his second year of mentoring the Intimitrons. He has always a passion to build and design things, so he joined the team! We all have learned so much from him and hope he will be continuing with us for many years to be.
Laura is an electrical engineer who works with TransCanada in the oil and gas industry. In her spare time, she dedicates her time to volunteering with youth intrested in STEM.
Leo is a master machinst, he taught us how to solder!
This is Paulo’s second year with the Intimitrons. He is a programming genius and an awesome team photographer! Check out his photos on the team’s Flickr.
Rachael has been involved with the Intimitrons since their founding in late 2012. She is a graduate student in Electrical Engineering at the University of Calgary, and the director of the Schulich Community Robotics Program (SCRP). She is extremely passionate about youth robotics initiatives, and has learned far more from the Intimitrons than they will likely ever learn from her.
She is a programmer. She has a daughter named Ms. Amalia. Tami has played a large part in building Ophelia this year.
This is Zach’s first year with the Intimitrons. He is a mechanical engineering graduate and has always had a passion for making things, and is excited to pass that excitement on to the team.
Trons, Where Are They Now?
Judy joined the Intimitrons enthusiastic to learn even more after First Lego League. She spent hours pouring herself into amazing code for Agatha last year, and has never been afraid to take on a new challenge. This involved creating her own FRC team for the 2018-19 season, and the Itrons couldn't be prouder.
Liz joined the Intimitrons in the summer of 2017. She took part in her highschool FRC team before, and wanted a change. The moment she got onto our team, she delivered a change indeed! She's passionate, driven, positive, and always helps teach others so everyone could have a try and feel important. She is studying Mechatronics at the University of Waterloo this year, and the trons surely miss her!