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Friday, April 09, 2021

Robotics Needs More Women Technicians | Robotics - Built In

Cassie Moreira, Senior robotics technician at Boston Dynamics suggest, Women still remain underrepresented in STEM fields, making it that much harder for others to envision themselves in those roles. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

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I had no idea that tinkering in hobby robotics would be my first step toward a career in the industry.

Robotics is by far one of the most exciting fields: one that demands hands-on technical skills. For those who might be concerned that they don’t have a formal higher education focused on robotics or engineering, your skills and determination are still relevant for the future of the industry.

Since 1990, the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce has grown 79 percent, with the field slated to increase another 13 percent by 2027. Despite such astronomical growth, women remain a minority in the field...

If I could impart some wisdom to my younger self — or young women like me — it would be to not undervalue the skills and the pure grit you have to offer. A long, impressive résumé is important in some cases, but often skills such as critical thinking, communication and delegation outweigh what’s on paper. 

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Source: Built In