Since 2008, the Girl Power series at Kopernik Observatory & Science Center has provided hundreds of young women a chance to learn about science, technology, engineering and math in a warm, non-threatening environment, while making new friends and having fun, too. Each Girl Power program includes a visit with a female scientist or engineer to discuss how she chose her career, how she trained for it, and what she does in her job every day.
Robots are used to do important work in many fields and we need knowledgeable engineers to design and built them. At Girl Power Robotics, girls will come together to see what robots can do, learn about the Engineering Design Process, and design and build robots that will solve a problem. Girls will be introduced to several robot building platforms, including LEGO® WeDo and littleBits® modules. They will work in teams and activities will be adapted to their grade level. They will make new friends and have fun, too! Girls also will have a discussion with a woman engineer who uses robots everyday. This is a hands-on project day and girls will go home knowing that they can solve problems and help make the world a better, more productive place.
Where: Kopernik Observatory & Science Center
When: Saturday, November 18 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $35 Kopernik Members; $40 Non-members
Bring: Lunch, snack and flash drive to bring home project presentation
Questions: Call 607-748-3685 ext. 308 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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