SHE# @ KIWIBOTS EVENT

She# was at the Nationals event over Easter Weekend this year. It was truly special for us to have a stall at the KiwiBots event and meet with so many amazing people. It was such a huge success.

A number of people came to this event specifically for the STEM Expo, and we had really great feedback from competitors, their parents and public about all the exhibitors. It was really neat to have something for all ages, right from the littlies to the young-at-heart adults who got to see Spot, End Game, the FRC robots and more! Another really lovely comment to come out of it was the number of parents loving that their kids were able to meet and talk to so many role models from STEM, and that it wasn’t just a ‘marketing thing’, that in fact there were lots of engineers, techies, scientists and researchers all involved.

Kiwibots empower the future of creative problem-solvers in a technologically based world and engage young New Zealanders through events and education programs. SheSharp was invited to attend their 2021 VEX Robotics competition. With a Nougat bot on-site, we attracted many kids to play with it. Parents approached us to get to know our organisation and be willing to join our mentorship program on behalf of their children. We also got opportunities to talk to high school girls about how could SheSharp support them to chase after their dream in the technology industry.