Bloomberg | May 7, 2018
"It’s an important life lesson...They had to fix and make changes on the fly..."
Associated Press | May 4, 2018
“I would tell young girls to just do it.”
USA Today | May 3, 2018
“Try to build things. It can be wood. It can be metal. It doesn't matter. ... You're really learning real-world skills.”
The Washington Post | May 3, 2018
“When you walk around the pits, you see a lot of the teams, although they’re co-ed, they’re dominated by boys. And to have a team that’s all girls is something that we’re all very proud of.”
Circa News | April 8, 2018
"[The Fe Maidens] have provided so much inspiration for young girls who watch on, to prove that anyone can do this."
NY1 | April 8, 2018
"The team has given me a great opportunity to...gain hands-on skills and the confidence to succeed in college and beyond."
International Day of the Girl Summit | October 4, 2017
"#FEMGoGlobal is working to expand STEM opportunities to girls worldwide, especially girls in underserved communities and in some of the most volatile areas of the world. Through teamwork, cooperation, and determination, the Fe Maidens...strive to promote the ideals of FIRST, as well as give their members the opportunity to advance their skills and knowledge."
Indie Lens Storycast | September 12, 2017
A six-part documentary series about the Iron Maidens produced by Killer Films. This documantary series launched Indie Lens Storycast, PBS' newest online channel.
ITVS | August 3, 2017
"Indie Lens Storycast will launch with four brand new docuseries by visionary makers, beginning with Iron Maidens, the story of a trailblazing all-girls competitive robotics team."
Stacy Kravetz, published by Quercus | May 30, 2017
This book provides tips and inspiration for young female innovators and entrepeneurs. The Fe Maidens are featured as a "boss," a successful female-run enterprise, and provide quotes and anecdotes to assist future female creators.
Huffington Post | May 30, 2017
"…[through] the Iron Maidens of Bronx Science High School, one of the only all-girls robotics teams in the country, we discovered there were bosses out there everywhere!”
Teen Vogue | January 20, 2017
"The Iron Maidens team reminds us that we can attain anything we put our minds to, with hard work and perseverance."
Cosmopolitan | July 21, 2016
"They're building robots and destroying gender stereotypes."
Bronx News 12 | May 20, 2016
"An all-girls robotics team from the Bronx High School of Science has taken part in competitions and managed to come out neck and neck with others while trying to be an inspiration for young girls."
STEMCareer | March 21, 2016
"These girls have discovered that they can...take-on STEM-related challenges,...despite consistent messages that say, 'you're pretty good- for a girl.'"
Software Development Times | March 18, 2016
“It wasn’t until I came here that I realized that STEM fields are more than just a career,” said team captain Violet Killy. “I thought you could just start them after college, or during college, and I’d have to wait to get my hands dirty. And then I saw kids driving robots at Bronx Science, and I was like, ‘I want to do that.’”
Forbes | March 17, 2016
"'We’re trying to get girls to realize that this is something they can do, this is what’s out there, it’s available to them, it’s fun,' says Killy."
Jenny Schweitzer’s Vimeo | September 1, 2015
A documentary short about the Fe Maidens. Schools at the Festival Official Selection at the 2016 San Francisco International Film Festival. Featured in “A Child’s Perspective,” the San Francisco Film Society’s Classroom Guide to expose children to film and teach them about the diversity of our country.
Scitech Now | July 29, 2015
"Across the country, kids as young as six years old are designing, building, and battling their very own robots."
WFUV | June 18, 2015
"Women are under-represented in Science and Engineering. However, there is an all-girls robotics team at a Bronx high school that wants to change that. "
Korea Daily | May 28, 2015
English translation available at Voices of NY: https://voicesofny.org/2015/06/queens-teen-sees-a-future-in-robotics/
"Juno Lee...leads a robotics team of 50 girls from her high school, that does everything from robot design to manufacturing. She is also a project manager at RoboMindTech Education Center, where she writes teaching material for robotics instructors."
New York Observer | March 13, 2015
“I’ve never felt so comfortable being myself, and that’s because of this robotics team.”
Uptown Radio | March 13, 2015
“Geekiness is something to be embraced here. And for the Maidens their willingness to talk nerdy could lead them further than just winning a robot competition.”
Today | March 12, 2015
"Bronx Science teen Juno Lee is engineering her way into robotics — and gender equality in STEM fields."
BronxNet | December 30, 2014
"Members of the Fe Maidens, the award-winning, all-girls robotics team from Bronx High School of Science, have mentored younger girls from the after-school program at Bronx House."
Queens Tribune | November 14, 2014
"Its leader is...Juno Lee, who is also the head of construction of...the Fe Maidens."
USA Today | September 27, 2014
"Nearby, Sabrina Law and Juno Lee, both 17 of New York, discussed their team's Telerobotics Experiment Facilitator, a computer-controlled arm designed to move back and forth and grip items used in experiments in space."
Popular Mechanics | April 7, 2014
"“The cleverly named Fe Maidens…wanted to make their robot a top goal sniper…The Maidens’ bot uses a ramp that descends with a roller at the top to drag a ball into the machine. Pistons and bungee cords lift the assembly back up, and another piston punches the ball out using compressed air, shooting it toward the goal.”
Daily Herald | October 25, 2013
"The struggles they face reveal what it takes to be a group of girls excelling at a boys’ game, and their successes are a glimpse at the changing roles of females in science and technology."
Mass Appeal | September 6, 2013
"Our role as a girl team influences what we communicate to the world."
Architect Magazine | April 29, 2013
“The story of an all-girl team of coders and makers…[makes it] easy to see how Mindstorms could serve as a gateway to…the Society of Women Engineers or NASA—or other fields in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. How cool are the Fe Maidens?”
CheFuturo! (Italy) | January 5, 2013
“[The] Iron Maidens…show us how the material change of cultural habits is achievable not through bureaucratic choices, …but it depends on the action of positive key people.”
Joanna Nikas's Vimeo | May 14, 2012
A documentary about the Iron Maidens, the all-girls robotics team at the Bronx High School of Science.
Coilhouse | July 11, 2012
"On one hand it’s refreshing to see these young girls unabashedly go for it, supported by an organization that encourages them to explore. Their excitement is infectious."
The Riverdale Press | March 21, 2012
“'[It’s] absolutely wonderful. I’ve learned a lot and I’ve had fun,' senior Nicole Calace, captain of the all-girls Fe Maidens, said. 'It gave me engineering experience … but it also helped me confirm my decision to pursue engineering,' she later added."
Popular Mechanics | March 20, 2012
"The Fe (Fe for "iron") Maidens, an all-girls team from the Bronx High School of Science, anxiously await their chance to get in on the action."
ASME | March, 2012
"Hillary Mallar, a math and computer science teacher at the Bronx High School of Science, NY, shares the same pride for her all-girls team (Team 2265)."
CurioCity (Canada) | January 25, 2012
“When you hear the name Iron Maiden you probably think of the heavy metal band…but an all-girls robotics team is trying to change image, along with the idea that girls are not interested in science and technology.”
Scientific American | March 25, 2011
"We wanted to tell the story of a successful all-girls team that could address—and potentially put to rest—the notion that a typical teenage girl’s interest in technology doesn’t extend beyond Tweeting and texting."
Scientific American | March 22, 2011
"Our real goal as a girls' team is to dispel all those stereotypes that girls have about girls in engineering."
Popular Mechanics | March 16, 2011
" When...the...Fe Maidens...suffer a busted robot arm, they remove it between matches and become de facto defenders..."
The Riverdale Press | March 16, 2011
"Not only are the Fe Maidens a close family, it’s also an experience you can use to further your horizons."
Between the Walls | February 11, 2011
"Such clear communication ability is atypical of graduate students in electrical engineering, let alone seventeen-year-old high school students..."
The New York Times | October 15, 2010
“David Politzer donned a pair of safety goggles Friday morning and smiled as two soccer-playing robots whizzed around the floor of a classroom at the Bronx High School of Science.”
The Atlantic | September 28, 2010
"There are always one or two jokes. I needed to borrow a jigsaw and a guy asked, 'Wait, are girls gonna use it?' But we prove ourselves."
Students Find Engineering Role Models at FIRST | April 18, 2010
"I really learned to appreciate the mentors ... They provide you with the stability and resources that you need."
United Federation of Teachers | April 1, 2010
"Thought Iron Maiden was just a British heavy metal band? Think again."
The Riverdale Press | March 18, 2010
"They are not your average group of high school students — even at Bronx Science."
IEEE Spectrum | January 19, 2010
"The team's 30-odd girls were ready to meet at their cocaptain's house after the kickoff to discuss the problem and decide their basic design by Monday."
Popular Science | March 25, 2009
"The Bronx High School of Science has two teams: the co-ed SciBorgs and all-girl Fe Maidens (a founding member was into heavy metal)."
IEEE Spectrum | October 11, 2007
"The robotics teams are just about as clever with their words as they are with their metal...The Iron Maidens...dubbed their robot 'Rosie the Riveted...'"
IEEE Spectrum | May 1, 2007
"With six new recruits behind them and a strong faculty mentor, this all-girl team is on track for long-term success."