Girls in Engineering

We invited about 20 4th and 5th grade girls into the lab to show them around and give them exposure to robotics and engineering. We made it girls-only because traditionally, girls are under-represented in STEM, even from a young age, and we didn’t want the girls to feel overshadowed or intimidated by boys who already may know the skills. We showed them the 3D printers and CNC machine and taught them how to solder wires together and rivet. They all seemed incredibly enthusiastic and we actually inspired a few girls to join the FLL team.