MassRobotics Women in Robotics

We recognize it’s important to encourage women in robotics and MassRobotics has several initiatives to support and celebrate women’s achievements in the field.

“MassRobotics Women” recognizes these differences and we are making it our mission to promote inclusion through events, workshops and networking.

Female Technical Volunteers & Mentors needed for skills training and career support

MassRobotics Girls High School Jumpstart Program is seeking female technical volunteers and mentors for skills training and career support.

  • Volunteers with technical expertise in Solidworks, MathWorks, programming and 3D printing needed for occasional Saturdays, in-person at MassRobotics.
  • Mentors to aid with networking skills and career support who can commit to a minimum of 2-4 hours per month (virtual).

Here is what we look for in our mentors:

  • Passion for supporting high school students from underrepresented backgrounds
  • Ability to commit a minimum of 2-4 hours per month to mentor/coach
  • Professional experience in a technical work environment

Here is what we look for in technical support:

  • Professional experience in Engineering in the focus areas of our tech sessions
  • Ability to be in-person at MassRobotics on an occasional Saturday and/or during the public school February vacation week

wOMEN IN rOBOTICS Boston Chapter

Women in Robotics is a global community supporting women who work in robotics and women who are interested in working in robotics, as entrepreneurs, industry and academia. Our activities include local networking events, outreach, education, mentoring and the promotion of positive role models in robotics, both in research, industry, entrepreneurship and just plain fun. Learn more here.

MassRobotics Women and Women in Robotics Boston Chapter have joined to strengthen the robotics, AI and technology-focused female community.

By bringing together these communities, we are creating, curating, and developing a powerful network of women in technology and robotics that includes industry leaders, entry-, mid-and senior-level employees and academia.

The Robotics Medal Recognizing the Accomplishments of Women in Robotics

The Robotics Medal is the world’s first major prize to recognize the wide-ranging impact of female researchers for the development of robotics around the globe. The purpose of The Robotics Medal is to inspire and encourage women and other underrepresented groups to participate in shaping the future of the world through robotics.   

The Robotics Medal annual award is presented to a female researcher for substantial achievements and contributions in the field of robotics and comes with a $50K prize. 

The Rising Star Robotics Medal is presented to an early-stage professional women making strides in research that will lead to significant impact in the field of robotics.  This award is accompanied by a $5K prize.

There was a call for nominations in May/June 2022 and recipients will be announced in March 2023.  This year’s awards are sponsored by Amazon.

MassRobotics has created an endowment and welcomes contributions to support future cash prizes for The Robotics Medal and Rising Star Award.

Contact to learn about becoming an underwriter of The Robotics Medal.

MassRobotics Monthly Girls Lunch

We host a social gathering every month for female resident startups and partners to get to know each other.


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