Professor Maud Gorbet wins WoW Award

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Systems design engineering professor Maud Gorbet has been honoured for her work in the community by the Women of Waterloo Region (WoW) in the Science and Technology category.

She was recognized for her leadership in bringing the FIRST Lego League (FLL) program to the Waterloo region that has resulted in children between the ages of nine and 14 becoming excited about science and technology.

She has worked to expand the program and, as a result of her efforts, the region now has close to 20 teams with about 200 children participating in the FLL. She was instrumental in organizing the FLL Provincial Qualifier Tournament in Waterloo in 2010 and 2011. Due to her efforts, Waterloo Region will be hosting a Provincial Regional Championship in 2012.