Last week at the FIRST Robotics Championship, I met Lauren Moore, the project leader of the Westminster Cyborg Cats - pictured in the center of the pit picture above. Lauren is considering a future in biomedical engineering after her experience in FIRST.
Lauren notes in her team essay:
“Our Boeing mentors began teaching me how to be the systems engineer for our team, instructing me the skills their systems engineers use daily to work for Boeing. I managed our integrated master schedule, our bill of materials, our engineering notebook.... I love being organized and getting the job done to the best of my ability, and FIRST has provided the quintessential outlet for my passion... I have learned many new skills, and this process has sparked an interest in engineering in me that I never considered before. I may even major in biomedical engineering in college."
One of the things that impressed me about Lauren was how calm she was amidst the chaos during the competition. A good sign she will be a strong project leader in the future!
Lauren is also quoted in these article in the local news: