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2011 Women of Innovation - Chloe Dedic

Iowa State engineers among women recently recognized for contributions to STEM fields

On November 17, 2011, the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) honored women and girls who are leaders science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Chloe Dedic, a senior in mechanical engineering, was recognized with the Collegiate Innovation and Leadership award and given a scholarship of $2,500. Dedic was among seven professionals and academics and two students honored … Continue reading Iowa State engineers among women recently recognized for contributions to STEM fields

Flying Monkeys and Dean Jonathan Wickert

College of Engineering awards scholarships to Flying Monkeys

The Flying Monkeys, a group of Girl Scouts and FIRST LEGO League Team from Ames, Iowa, who developed a prosthetic hand device to help a three-year-old toddler without fingers write, received another honor during an event hosted by Iowa State’s College of Engineering Recruitment and Community Outreach and the Girls Scouts of Greater Iowa. On … Continue reading College of Engineering awards scholarships to Flying Monkeys

Local FIRST LEGO team wins Global Innovation Award

A prosthetic device created by a Girl Scout team from Ames and Gilbert―known as the “Flying Monkeys”―has earned the team the inaugural FIRST Global Innovation Award, presented by the X PRIZE Foundation. The Flying Monkeys will receive up to $20,000 from the X PRIZE Foundation toward patenting their invention, called the BOB-1. The team submitted … Continue reading Local FIRST LEGO team wins Global Innovation Award

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Iowa FLL team makes strong impression at Prometheus Awards

The award-winning Iowa FIRST LEGO League team the Flying Monkeys recently gave a presentation at the Prometheus Awards about their BOB-1 hand device. The Prometheus Awards are Iowa’s largest and most prestigious awards devoted to promoting and celebrating the innovation and high-tech excellence in Iowa. The Flying Monkeys presented to an audience of more than … Continue reading Iowa FLL team makes strong impression at Prometheus Awards

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Local Girl Scouts gain national attention for creating working prosthesis

The Flying Monkeys, a team of Cadette Girl Scouts from Ames and Gilbert, won first place in the “Innovative Solution,” category at Iowa’s FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Championship, and their impressive work has gotten them national recognition. The team’s working prosthetic hand, named the BOB-1, that was created for a 3-year-old who does not have … Continue reading Local Girl Scouts gain national attention for creating working prosthesis