Who Says Science is Just for Boys?

Sep 09, 2010 Posted in Newsroom, Press Releases

Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) announces the addition of LEGO Robotics to its Special Initiatives program offerings. Working with the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy, this series will offer girls the opportunity to participate in FIRST LEGO League competitions held in December at the National Robotics and Engineering Center.

GSWPA is recruiting adult volunteers to serve as coaches for LEGO teams which consist of four to five girls each. Coaches will receive free training. The first training, for new coaches only, will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the National Robotics and Engineering Center located at 10 40th St. in Lawrenceville. The session will include a tour of the facility, a slideshow on robotics and the use of sensors, and an overview of basic team-building principles.

The second training, for all coaches, will be held in two sessions. Coaches are required to attend only one session on either Tuesday, Sept. 21 or Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the National Robotics and Engineering Center. These sessions will review the challenges and rules for the competition and staff will be available for questions.

The FIRST LEGO League competition will be held in early December at the National Robotics and Engineering Center. The time commitment for coaches is approximately once a week for 2–3 hours per session from October through the day of the competition.

For information on how to get involved, email Ann Rosenthal. For information on the FIRST LEGO League and Robotics Academy, visit www.education.rec.ri.cmu.edu.

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