Lauren Voisin (2005 - 2020)

Sadly Lauren passed away. In her memory her family has set up a foundation, Lauren Foundation. They are using GoFundMe to raise funds for the foundation that will help kids ages 8-15 to see their dreams come to life. Please donate, Lauren Foundation GoFundMe. Lauren was one of our original memebers and she will ALWAYS be a member.

Lauren Voisin started Robots Are Fun when she was 8. She regularly exhibits her projects at the Calgary Mini Maker Faire and MakeFashion. Lauren has been a speaker at many events including the Shenzhen Maker, Faire San Francisco Maker Faire, Chic Geek, Walrus Talks, The U.N. Compact Global Summit for Gender Equality, TEDx Calgary and in several schools around the world. She participated in a Google Edu Start Up weekend in the fall of 2013 and won the crowd favorite award. Lauren has been featured in Owl Magazine and was on the youth advisory Board at the Werklund Youth Leadership Advisory Center at the University of Calgary from 2014-2017. Also, Lauren was a member of the Education Ministers Youth Council 2017-2018. Lauren’s passion remains to encourage other kids to try robotics and coding to see what they can create.

Awards and Recognition

2013 Founded Robots Are Fun and began the main initiative to teach people the basics of technology using real components
2014 Google Edu Startup winner
2014 - 2017 Telus Spark - Volunteer
2015 Speaker - Maker Faire, San Mateo, CA
2016 U of C – Learning from Calgary’s Youth Leaders
2016 Introduced Gloria Steinem at International Women’s Day
2016 Chic Geek, Geeky Summit Panelist
2016 - 2017 Beakerhead - Volunteer
2016 - 2017 Tutor
2017 Mars 112 (Collaborator), Market Grade Entrepreneur in Residence, Featured in Owl Magazine
2017 MakerPro, Speaker, presenter MakeFashion Team - Maker Faire, Shenzhen, China
2017 5 Year Celebration, Panelist - Maker Faire, Calgary, Canada
2017 Walrus Talks
2017 U.N. Speaker and Panelist
2017 TEDx Calgary Speaker
2017 Mentor events for Cybermentor
2018 Knit – a bot, Electrocolour, Stitchkit testing, marketing and workshops, corporate team building presenter for AppDirect, Le Moque Tortue escape room technical consultant
2018 Walrus Live 15th Anniversary Presenter, Beakerhead Meet n’ Tech
2018 Canada Learning Code instructor
2018 Youth Coordinator, Telus Spark
2018 52 City of Calgary Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron
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