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Girl Scouts "Tech-Over" Robotics Competition
April 16, 2009

On April 16th – 18th, six Girl Scout teams from around the country will travel to the Georgia Dome to participate in the 2009 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics World Championship. The girls will compete against more than 10,000 students, from middle school and high school, in a robotics contest that teaches young people to address engineering and design problems in a creative and collaborative way.

Last year, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced a partnership with FIRST as part of the organization’s commitment to inspiring more girls and young women to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers. The partnership was designed to foster opportunities for girls to explore STEM by providing hands-on experience in the designing, building and programming of robots while applying the concept of ‘gracious professionalism’ during competition. The partnership is made possible through support from the Motorola Foundation.

To learn more about FIRST, visit the FIRST website.


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