Hi! I’m Kanon! I actually had no knowledge about robotics or engineering until I joined FRC Team 2500 Herobotics when I was an exchange student there because there barely were opportunities to learn about them in my high school in Japan. At first, I did not join the team because I was fond of robotics, but through working with them, I was very inspired and now I really like robotics! I was very sad when I needed to come back to Japan, but some mentors and memebers of Herobotics encouraged me to start a FRC team in Japan! With support provided by them, I was able to start the third FRC team in Japan!
Sometimes, people see engineering as a brain surgery subject to learn though they don’t actually know about it. In Japan, it is very difficult to get opportunities to learn it at normal high schools and if you’re a high school student, you can only learn it at schools which are specialized in teaching them.
Luckily, more than 50% of our team is female. So we are hoping to encourage many people especially young women and high schoolers to learn or to be interested in engineering by offering information of us working in FRC, many outreach events and opportunities for them to join our workshops!
I really appreciate if you could cheer us on!