Team Name: The Lady Cans Team Number: 2881 Location: Austin, Texas Rookie Season: 2009 Mission Statement: To introduce young women to science, technology, engineering, and math principles while developing their skills to be successful in a variety of careers. Vision Statement: Empowering young women through experience in STEM to become future leaders and executives. Team Motto: Ladies can, can you? School/Youth Organization: Girl Scouts of Central Texas Awards: 2017 Lone Star North Regional - Chairman's Award 2017 Lone Star North Regional - Woodie Flowers Finalist Award 2017 Lone Star Central Regional - Spirit Award 2016 Lone Star Regional - Engineering Inspiration Award 2016 Alamo Regional - Engineering Inspiration Award 2016 Alamo Regional - Dean's List Finalist (Stephanie) 2015 Lone Star Regional - Judges Award 2015 Alamo Regional - Imagery Award 2014 Texas Robot RoundUp - Safety Award 2014 Texas RoboReboot - Finalists 2014 Lone Star Regional - Team Spirit Award 2014 Alamo Regional - Team Spirit Award 2013 Lone Star Regional - Safety Star of the Day 2013 Lone Star Regional - Industrial Safety Award Runner-Up 2013 GSCTX Labor of Love Award 2012 Lone Star Regional - Dean's List Finalist (Allison) 2010 Lone Star Regional - Judge's Award 2009 Lone Star Regional - Rookie Inspiration Award
We are proud of the variety of awards earned by Team 2881 as it shows the strength, well roundness, and intelligence of the young women who are a part of our team. While the robots we create are amazing, the real success is the number of students we have inspired to pursue science and technology. Many of our graduating seniors have gone into fields related to science, engineering, or business, and have become a part of the growing number of team alumnae that stay involved with Team 2881. In addition, many of our current team members aspire to pursue these majors in their post-secondary education due to their experience on Team 2881.
The Story of the Colors: The very first year we all sat down and tried to determine two team colors. Our mentor brought several different colors of fabric for us to choose from. During this process one of the mentors from FRC #2158 walked passed and said "hey, those are the colors of the Girl Scout Cookie boxes." At that moment we unanimously decided that we would be a striped team.
The History of Duck Tape: During our first build season Duck Tape began their product line in different colors. Since our 5 colors were also produced by Duck Tape we took the stereo typically masculine product and made it our own. At competition we cover our shoes and hats in Duck Tape, which has given us the nickname "the Duck Tape girls."
Introducing Jessica, our Mascot: When you hand a group of girls several rolls of different color Duck Tape they begin producing awesome products, like a dress. Hand these same girls a computer with Word and have them draw out a logo. Combine the Duck Tape dress and the square head of the logo and our mascot was born. She had to wait a few years for us to finally settle on a name for her, but in 2013 she received the name "Jessica."