The legendary RoboGirls are at it again! Throughout four consecutive years, six girls from Troop 4317 have been thinking and behaving like scientists and engineers. For the third year in a row, RoboGirls are advancing to the state championship. On January 13, 2018 they will battle it out with other teams in the gymnasium at Eastern Washington University, as they put their autonomous programmed LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robot to the test and solve a set of missions in the Robot Game.
In addition to designing, building, and programming a machine made only of Legos, the teams are also required to do an in-depth research project and present a viable solution to a real-world problem relating to this year’s theme – Hydro Dynamics. RoboGirls have designed a system that helps prevent storm drains from getting clogged with leaves and debris.
These G.I.R.L.s (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ - Kaitlyn S., Jaylie M., JoeAnna A., Betty P., Liliana C., and Maggie V. – have embodied the “take the lead like a Girl Scout” mentality by thinking big and breaking ground. In fact, for the second year in a row, RoboGirls have earned the Most Innovative Solution Award. This honor recognizes a team’s solution that is exceptionally well-considered and creative, with good potential to solve their water-induced challenge.
The team attributes its success to the core values of Girl Scouting, as well as the experiences they’ve had in the six years they’ve been a troop. Their go-getter mentality is motivated by First Lego League (FLL)’s mission, which is designed to inspire the science and technology leaders of tomorrow. And lastly, they’re encouraged by their coaches, Kyle and Josh, who continue to support them whole-heartedly in their interests.
GSEWNI is looking for FLL coaches for 2018! If your troop would like to form a team, or if you know a group of girls from a mix of troops – you are encouraged to get involved. Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho will set you up with a coaching mentor and ensure you have the tools needed to succeed! Contact Cory at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Photos from this year's three Girl Scout Lego League teams.