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Girls in STEM

“Some things will drop out of the public eye and go away, but there will always be science, engineering, and technology. And there will always, always be mathematics.” – Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician, may have recently passed, but her legacy lives on! In February, our all-girl robotics team, made up of 3rd-5th graders from our elementary after-school programs, competed in the Leggo My Lego Robotics Competition hosted by FIRST LEGO League and the Department of Youth and Community Development. Before the competition, all teams had to research an issue based on the theme and design a solution using STEM. At the competition, teams present these projects, as well as test their robots in three rounds of competitions. Through this program, girls learned engineering, design, programming, and “coopertation,” the combined skill of competitiveness and collaboration. The theme of this year’s competition was “Shaping Cities,” challenging students to creatively use STEM to tackle the problems they see in real life.

Special shout out to Con Edison for all their support of our STEM programs!

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