WID-TVC sponsored the Nerdettes Robotics Team for their participation in the Hydrodynamics Lego League International Open in Legoland, California, May 18-20.

The team competed against 78 teams from around the world. Participating countries included Japan, Korea, Canada, Uruguay, Sweden, Puerto Rico, and others. Furthermore, categories included robot performance, robot design, project, and core values.

The Nerdettes won first place in Strategy and Innovation in the robot design category. This award recognizes the team that uses solid engineering practices and a well-developed strategy to design and build an innovative, high-performing robot. Due to the team’s use of risk management and mission selection strategy, they secured a first place trophy.

Additionally, the team competed in the Hydrodynamics project. They developed a sensor to detect Fat, Oils, and Grease (FOG) in wastewater and submitted a provisional patent for their design.

The FOG sensor implementation included developing an iPhone app to track, alert, and educate people on which foods contain FOG. Their efforts on FOG reduction will be featured in the International Code Council Building Safety Journal.

We are so proud of this smart, innovative group of young ladies. Way to go, Nerdettes!

Check out more pictures from the competition here. 

Nerdettes Robotics Team