Team Code Orange FIRST Robotics Showcased at SOLIDWORKS WORLD

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Team Code Orange FRC 3476 is young, bright and talented when it comes to SOLIDWORKS and First Robot Competitions. They are just one of the many student teams featured at  SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2014 in San Diego, CA.

In 2010, Team Code Orange was founded in mentor’s Shelly Nordman’s living room.  As a young, community team, they started using SolidWorks to lay out design concepts in 2D sketches. Now all their graduates have gone on to use SolidWorks at their college or at work,

Nate Deffenbaugh, Team Captain, stated, “We used SOLIDWORKS during the 2013 season to great success.  We have several engineering mentors who use SOLIDWORKS at their employers and teach SOLIDWORKS techniques to the team.”

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Engineering Mentor, Robert Pozzo, CSWP, senior design engineer for Applied Medical Resources in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. has been attending SOLIDWORKS WORLD since 2001.  But this year, SOLIDWORKS WORLD will be very special when Robert gets to share the experience with Team Code Orange students, hungry for engineering knowledge.

Applied Medical Resources is the world’s number one Trocar manufacturer. Having the right software, SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS Simulation, from design to manufacturing and automation completely integrated, has given Applied Medical that edge to succeed and to develop its mentor program with Team Code Orange.

Team Code Orange is from Dana Point, California.  Through their summer camp robotics program, they mentor young students to learn about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with fun, under the sea, robots. Last year, they received many awards, including winning the Newton division at the FRC 2013 World Championships.

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But perhaps the greatest award happens long after the robot competition.  Many of these students participate in Applied Medical’s summer internship program where they get hands-on experience working with engineering groups using SOLIDWORKS. Some students have been hired full time after they have completed High School.

Thank you Team Code Orange and Applied Medical Resources engineers for sharing with the SOLIDWORKS community.  Marie











Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard