Thursday, November 11, 2010
Future ME Student Recognized for FIRST Robotics
Catherine Wooten, currently enrolled in 24-101 Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering, received mention in the 8.5 x 11 News on November 11, 2010:
Freshman mechanical engineering major Catherine L. Wooten of LaCanada, Calif., and two other members of the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles’ Rock N’Roll Robotics team traveled to the White House Science Fair last month to meet President Barack Obama and demonstrate two robots they designed. Wooten became interested in engineering and science after her team won first place at the FIRST Robotics Championships in Atlanta during the 2007-2008 school year. Her team won the FIRST Tech Challenge Inspire Award this year for being viewed as role models for other participants. Wooten and her teammates heard Obama discuss the importance of science, technology, engineering and math. For more information about FIRST robotics, see http://www.usfirst.org.