FRC Team 5871 - The Chickadees

FRC Team 5871 - The Chickadees

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Great job on winning an award for the Western Regional!
The Bayer Fund recently awarded a $3,000 grant to FIRST Robotics Competition FRC Team 5871 - The Chickadees - to support the team’s participation in the FRC competition and educational programs. The national FRC competition challenges teams of high school students to build robots to complete specified challenges each year.

Boise State College of Engineering sponsors The Chickadees, which includes students from across the Treasure Valley who are interested in robotics, STEM fields, and more. FIRST alumna Christine Chang founded the team in 2015 as a response to the under-representation of girls and women in STEM fields, especially at the high school level. The team, which currently has 15 active members, is open to all genders, races, ethnicities, and abilities.

Lead Mentor Ann Delaney said that in addition to supporting the team’s FRC registration for this year, the grant will help pay for marketing supplies and a new Limelight camera, which allows the team’s robot to detect targets marked with reflective tape, aiding in driver navigation and autonomous maneuvering.

Delaney said grants like the Bayer Fund grant are key because, aside from in-kind sponsorship from the College of Engineering (in the form of facilities use and administrative support), the team is financially self-supporting with student members doing a majority of the fundraising. Such grants also make it possible for members to join free of charge, supporting the Chickadees’ philosophy of inclusion. The team, Delaney added, is recruiting new members and mentors.

Those interested can contact [email protected].

Learn more on the team’s website: https://www.boisestate.edu/coen/first-robotics-team-5871/

📷 : Ellen Raad and Claire Kubinski work on a robot during the February 2020 competition season. Allison Corona photo.
Bayer Fund recently awarded a $3,000 grant to FIRST Robotics Competition FRC Team 5871 - The Chickadees to support the team’s participation in the FRC competition and educational programs. The national FRC competition challenges teams of high school students to build robots to complete specified challenges each year.

Boise State College of Engineering sponsors The Chickadees, which includes students from across the Treasure Valley who are interested in robotics, STEM fields, and more. FIRST alumna Christine Chang founded the team in 2015 as a response to the under-representation of girls and women in STEM fields, especially at the high school level. The team, which currently has 15 active members, is open to all genders, races, ethnicities, and abilities.

Lead Mentor Ann Delaney said that in addition to supporting the team’s FRC registration for this year, the grant will help pay for marketing supplies and a new Limelight camera, which allows the team’s robot to detect targets marked with reflective tape, aiding in driver navigation and autonomous maneuvering.

Delaney said grants like the Bayer Fund grant are key because, aside from in-kind sponsorship from the College of Engineering (in the form of facilities use and administrative support), the team is financially self-supporting with student members doing a majority of the fundraising. Such grants also make it possible for members to join free of charge, supporting the Chickadees’ philosophy of inclusion.

Learn more on the team’s website: https://www.boisestate.edu/coen/first-robotics-team-5871/.

Boise State University

#BoiseState #BeyondTheBlue
We are excited to announce that the Boise State College of Engineering FRC Team 5871 - The Chickadees robotics team received a $3,000 FIRST Robotics grant from Bayer. This grant will enable the team to participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition this year, as well as to purchase needed equipment for their robot and marketing/outreach supplies and continue their mission of providing opportunities through STEM for young people of all genders. Many thanks to Bayer Fund for sponsoring this Boise State University team.

You can learn more about the Chickadees at https://www.boisestate.edu/coen/first-robotics-team-5871/.

#BayerFund #FIRSTInspires #FIRSTRoboticsCompetition #BoiseState
YOU GUYS ARE DOING AWESOME!!!! Great job ladies! Keep it up tomorrow. Are you ready to be an Alliance Captain? We're rooting for you!
Good luck this weekend!
We would like to invite y'all to come and play games and eat muchies with us!

Could you please help FRC team 5461 V.E.R.N. publicize this event?

https://www.facebook.com/events/567943566970513/

Girl-founded FRC team sponsored by the Boise State College of Engineering. Inclusive team that is open to all genders, races, ethnicities, and abilities.

All members take an active role in team leadership, building the robot, and running the team. The Chickadees, FRC Team 5871, are a girl-founded FIRST Robotics team sponsored by the Boise State University College of Engineering. The Chickadees are an inclusive team that is open to all genders, races, ethnicities, and abilities. We aim to inspire future generations in STEM by ensuring that all membe

Operating as usual

03/29/2019

“We’re always proud of you!”
Today has been a rough #Day2 of the #FRC #IdahoRegional, filled with electrical issues, but we are making the most of it! We are looking forward to making corrections and coming out strong tomorrow!
#FIRSTrobotics #womeninSTEM #omgrobotics #failforward

03/29/2019

Thank you Chuck for this token of support. We appreciate your support at the Idaho Regional!!! #WomenInSTEM

thebluealliance.com 03/28/2019

The Blue Alliance

Don't forget to follow us at the Idaho Regional this weekend. www.thebluealliance.com

thebluealliance.com Watch webcasts and get team information, competition results, and more from the FIRST Robotics Competition.

03/23/2019

Celebration after our last match of the day! You could say we were pretty excited! 😃

03/23/2019

Yesterday was an incredible day of hard work which landed us at #5 of 59 teams! We could not be more excited and motivated to start Day 3 of this Sacramento Regional! Follow us live on the Blue Alliance link we shared yesterday 🎉

thebluealliance.com 03/22/2019

2019 Sacramento Regional

Check out the Sacramento regional live stream to watch us compete live! Our remaining matches today are: 19, 27, 32, 41, and 51. We won match 3 so far this morning! Let’s keep that momentum going! 🎉

thebluealliance.com Videos and match results for the 2019 Sacramento Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in Davis, CA, USA.

03/21/2019

It's time for practice matches! There's so much talent here, good luck to everyone competing!

03/15/2019
03/06/2019
02/20/2019

It was a bittersweet moment for the team last night, bagging the robot. A lot of hard work and determination has gone into developing what it has become! We couldn’t be more excited to compete soon! 🎉
#FRC #bagandtag #womeninSTEM #FIRSTrobotics

02/13/2019

We now have merch available! If you would like to donate to our fundraiser to help us raise money to attend the FIRST Sacramento Regional competition, place your order with a Chickadee member or mentor. Orders are due by 2/19. Thank you for your support!

Blue/Gray T-shirt: $15
Long sleeve with “Team 5871” down the right sleeve: $22
Hoodie with “Team 5871” down the right sleeve: $35
Denim button up with WHITE embroidered logo: $60

02/01/2019

Working on the robot during the 2018 Idaho Regional Competition!

02/01/2019

Celebrating Kick Off 2019!

11/07/2018

Having fun with circuits. Thanks Mark and IEEE for the workshop!

08/17/2018

Getting ready for STEM at the Fair. Stop by and say Hi!!

amysmartgirls.com 05/31/2018

Passionate Smart Girls are Enacting Change through FIRST — and the World is Watching

Check out this article about girls effecting change in their communities through FIRST!

amysmartgirls.com FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) motivates young people to pursue education and career opportunities in…

coen.boisestate.edu 05/10/2018

GenCyber Student Camp - Department of Computer Science

Boise State's Computer Science Department is hosting free camps for high school students to learn more about cybersecurity. The first camp, held 7/9/18-7/13/18, is open specifically to girls. Application deadline is May 30, 2018.

coen.boisestate.edu The GenCyber Student Camp at Boise State University is a free, full-day, one-week program that introduces high school students in Boise and nearby to cybersecurity first principles and the rapidly developing field of cybersecurity. Using hands-on activities, students will engage with applied cryptog...

04/23/2018

Next year is going to be out of this world...

Announcing the 2019 FRC Game:

04/10/2018

KBOI 2

We're so proud of our Co-Captain Sofia!

If you know a student, teacher, or school leader who deserves to be recognized, send an email to [email protected].

04/05/2018

Help out another Idaho team!

The TeraVik's Gizmo's FRC Robotics Team is going to the finals of one of the top STEM competitions in the country and we need your help to raise $15,000 in 16 days.
Donate NOW to their GoFundMe.
https://www.gofundme.com/Team3145Worlds

04/01/2018

We've got spirit, Yes we do! We've got spirit, How about you?!?! 2018 Idaho Regional team spirit award!!

03/29/2018

Getting ready for the Idaho Regional competition! #womeninengineering #boisestate

03/29/2018

Congratulations to our Co-Captain Sofia Edgar!!!! She has been selected as 1 of 4 participants from across the country to the JASE program. She will be going to Antartica this winter! #womeninengineering #boisestate https://dickey.dartmouth.edu/environment/programs/joint-antarctic-school-expedition

03/03/2018

Congratulations Kim!

Congratulations to the 6 - 2018 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Idaho Affiliate High School Student Winners honored Thursday night at the Computer Science Department at Boise State University! 3 were was also National Awardees! They hail from Lake City High School Borah High School Boise High School Timberline High School (Boise, Idaho) Centennial High School (Idaho) West Ada School District Ridgevue High School Idaho STEM Action Center National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)

03/03/2018

It's been great Utah!

03/02/2018

FIRSTinspires9 - Twitch

Here are the links if you want to watch some of our matches during the Utah Regional

https://www.twitch.tv/firstinspires9

https://www.twitch.tv/firstinspires10

Utah Regional

03/02/2018

Day 2 of the Utah Regional!

02/21/2018

In the bag!! Utah here we come! #bagandtag #FIRSTRobotics #BoiseState #womeninengineering #thechickadees

02/21/2018

Getting ready for bag and tag tonight!! #FIRSTRobotics #womeninengineering #BoiseState #team5871 #omgrobots #collegeofengineering #thechickadees

01/27/2018

One big happy family! #TheChickadees#WeLoveFood

01/24/2018

Saturdays are for the girls! 🤖❤🛠
#womeninscience #omgrobots #FIRSTrobotics #boisestate #womeninengineering #morethanrobots #robotsarecool #frc2018

01/24/2018

STEM Matters Day at the Capitol!
#outreach #community #womeninscience #omgrobots #FIRSTrobotics #boisestate #womeninengineering #morethanrobots #robotsarecool #frc2018

01/17/2018

Our new workspace is coming along nicely thanks to our sponsors and their generous donations! #Micron#Apex#SWE#PowerEngineers#CenteredConsulting#boisestate#womeninengineering

01/07/2018

Game revealed, time to learn those rules and strategize! #FRCpowerup2018 #girlsinengineering #robotsareforgirls #boisestate #omgrobots

11/17/2017

Please consider sponsoring us for the 2017-18 season!

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“We’re always proud of you!”Today has been a rough #Day2 of the #FRC #IdahoRegional, filled with electrical issues, but ...
Celebration after our last match of the day! You could say we were pretty excited! 😃

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