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Southampton RoboGals to host UK induction event

Published: 29 January 2014

Southampton RoboGals will be hosting a national event in February, which brings together RoboGals chapters from across the UK.

Robogals is an international organisation run by volunteers, with the core aim of encouraging girls to consider a future in engineering. The Southampton Chapter of RoboGals was established last year and is based in Electronics and Computer Science. Next month, from 8 to 10 February, Southampton RoboGals will host the annual UK SINE (Seminars Inducting New Executive-committees) Conference which trains new committee members of chapters from across the country.

The Conference is set up to allow for training, setting goals for the new year, meeting and socialising with other Robogals members, and sharing knowledge and experience between chapters.

Training sessions will be led by organisations such as National Instruments and Teach First, with talks coming from special guest speakers and University lecturers. Awards such as 'Biggest Impact' and 'Best Teamwork' will be presented to the Chapters that have achieved great success in the last year.

As well as being onsite at the University of Southampton's Highfield Campus, Robogals Southampton sponsor Snowflake Software is kindly allowing the participants to use their facilities in addition to hosting a workshop. Included in the weekend's activities will be a fantastic 'Great Gatsby'-themed formal evening boat party, launching from the seaport.

Robogals Southampton would like to thank Robogals International, our Chapter sponsors, and the department of Electronics and Computer Science for making this event possible, it promises to be a huge success and an enjoyable time for all involved.

Pictured: RoboGals Committeee: (l-r) Shreeprabha Aggarwal, Amy Tong, Emily Barnes, Doga Kuyucu, Bryony Howard, Dan Branch, Yusra Hussain

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