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Young Women Participate in FIRST Robotics Tournament

The "Girls of Steel" team, comprising the young women who are interested in science, have participated in the FIRST robotics tournament held at the University of Pittsburgh's Petersen Events Center in Oakland. These young school girls have designed and built solutions to engineering challenges.

The team had to complete four qualifying rounds on March 12, 2011. Students of the three teams collaborated with each other to hang square and triangle shaped inflatable rings on pegs, which were placed at the ends of the playing field.

The "Girls of Steel" team was one of the rookie teams with top scores and were ranked 17th of all the 40 teams participating. The event brought together girls from 11 schools around the region.

The team had mentors from Carnegie Mellon University's robotics program. The team’s mentors watched the girls assemble their robot on Thursday. The team logo depicts Rosie the Riveter flexing a robotic arm.


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