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Girls of Steel Robotics: K-12 Outreach

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Project ended on December 03, at 11:59 PM EST
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Girls of Steel 2019-2020 Preseason

December 03, 2019

During preseason (September - December each year), the team meets twice a week to develop both technical and business skills. Every Tuesday, girls split into their business sub-teams: awards, inclusion, finance, media, or video. The business aspect of preseason gives our new members a time to learn about the team and FIRST, and for everyone to prepare for judging and awards at competitions. Thursdays are technical days to work on the End of Preseason Projects (EOPPs), which are multiple projects in which small teams of girls can apply their technical training and test new ideas for build season, when we effectively build our competition robot.  Check out our blog where we post updates throughout the year.


Girls of Steel Robot History

November 24, 2019

The robot art is a great way to reflect on our history, success, and progress over the nearly 10 years of our team. It is extremely interesting and encouraging to be able to see how our engineering, along with our team, has evolved with our growing experience. All of the drawings show the hard work that the team put in to every robot, and shows that we have come a long way in improving our skills in 10 years of FIRST Robotics Competitions.  Photos of all the robots are available here. Robot #10 is coming soon!

-Art by Abbey M.

FIRST Ladies Movie Night

November 19, 2019

On Friday, November 8, Girls of Steel hosted their annual FIRST Ladies Movie Night. We welcomed members from other FIRST Teams in the area including Jaybots, a rookie team from Jeannette, PA and FRobotics, from Murrysville, PA, our FRC and FTC members, and their friends, and one of our awesome alums who attends the University of Pittsburgh. We started the night by introducing ourselves to each other and watched a short animated film called Sitara. Sitara is a film that addresses the issues of child marriage. Did you know that 23 US states do not have a minimum age for marriage? The movie’s main theme was to let girls follow their dreams. After watching the movie, we completed a follow-up activity in which we folded paper airplanes, wrote what our dream was on it, and we flew them. The movie showed us how fortunate we are, as we never realized how big of a problem child marriage is. Afterwards, we sat down with our snacks  and watched CodeGirl, a movie detailing the journey of multiple teams participating in the 2015 Technovation challenge. The Technovation challenge is an international competition that challenges all-girl teams to create an app that will help solve a problem in their area.  Six teams, two from Massachusetts, one from Brazil, one from Nigeria, one from California, and one from India made it to the final round of the challenge, but in the end, the Nigerian team won as they made an app that would help reduce littering in their country. These high school girls from many different socioeconomic backgrounds empowered us even more as they were able to create an app that would help solve many different problems in society.



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of Thanking You


Thank-You Email

The team will send a thank-you email to donors that give $5.

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Estimated Delivery: October 2019


Thank-You Postcard

The team will write an official CMU thank-you postcard to donors that give $25.

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Estimated Delivery: January 2020


Thank-You Letter

The team will hand write a personalized thank-you letter after the funds are used to donors that give $100.

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Estimated Delivery: January 2020


Project Pictures and Note

The team will send 1-3 pictures of the team with a personalized thank-you to donors that give $250.

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Estimated Delivery: January 2020
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