The RoboDoves, team 2528, is a team made up of all girls, who compete in both VEX and First robotics competitons. Our team is strong and very proud of all that we have done and all that we have accomplished in the past two years our team has been active.
In the past two years, we made it to the VEX World Championships both times, and have won countless awards and trophies for our robots, attitude, and just plain spirit. Our two wonderful and amazing team mentors are Mr. Trevor Lewis and Mr. Paul Atkinson. Not only do we have the support of these two gentlemen, we also have the support of Mrs. Kelly Caswell, Mrs. Matthew (a parent), Ms. Palomar, and the student body and administrators from out school.
“We are the RoboDoves, and we can’t be stopped! We’ll keep on flying ’till we reach the top! We are the RoboDoves, and we’re here to say: Watch us win everytime we play!”
Samea Shanori is working with a project called ASAP (Accelerating Sustainable Agriculture Program), a project of United States Agency for International Development; the project is being implemented by Chemonics International. Samea is working as Contracts and Grants Specialist. She received a full five year scholarship to American University of Central Asia.
Rian Kinnard has decided to continue exploring the engineering field, specifically the mechanical engineering field. She plans on pursuing a career in mechanical engineering. Now a graduate, she is going to volunteer at her high school.
Catherine LoGrande counsels high school students that are in a robotics program at Morgan. She plans on becoming an architectural engineer.
Ashley Van-Veen had a summer internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Brain Science. Her mentor’s background was in Occupational Therapy and in rehabilitating patients who cannot walk. She says: “Using robotics is definitely one way of approaching this goal. In the motion lab, where I worked, patients were tested for sensory function. Researchers in the lab used various devices to test for sensory functions such as vibration sensation in the legs. My research project is to measure vibration sensation in patients who suffer from a rare genetic disorder called AMN (adrenomyeloneuropathy). This disease affects the legs, and overtime a person diagnosed with AMN may lose any sensation of touch in their legs. I compare and contrast three technological devices used to test these patients to evaluate their condition as a result of the disease. At the end of the 8 week internship I will give a presentation to approve or reject my hypothesis about which device is more efficient in testing for vibration sensation.