Girl Scouts of the USA has partnered with FIRST with the goals of encouraging more girls into STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) careers and gender equity in our global society. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a global program created to get kids excited about science and technology.
GSGLA robotics teams are all about teamwork, creativity, and hands-on fun! GSGLA offers three levels of robotics teams. Space is limited, and teams will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Robots and Fun! – Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr.FLL)
Daisies–Brownies (ages 6–9)
GSGLA’s Jr.FLL program introduces teams of girls to robotics before they commit to FLL. It is a hands-on program designed to capture young children’s inherent curiosity and features a real-world challenge to be solved by research, critical thinking, and imagination. Note: At this level, girls do not yet build robots. Please apply by July 11, 2017. Click here for more information.
Robots and More! – FIRST LEGO League (FLL)
Juniors–Cadettes (ages 9–14)
In Robots and More!, girls participate in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) robotics competition. FLL utilizes theme-based challenges to engage kids in research, problem solving, and engineering. Each FLL challenge involves two areas: the robotics areas focuses on a team’s ability to design, build, and program a robot that accomplishes specific missions; and the research project area focuses on a team’s ability to research a real-life problem and create a unique solution for it. Please apply by June 27, 2017. Click here for more information.
Robots! Robots! Robots! – FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC)
Seniors–Ambassadors (ages 14–18)
The Robots! Robots! Robots! program (also known as Robots!3 or Robots! Cubed) provides teams of girls the opportunity to participate in the FTC robotics competition. FTC is designed for those who want to compete head-to-head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for applications. Click here for more information.
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