Friday, October 22, 2010

Rock N Roll Robots Rock the White House

The Rock N Roll Robots, one of Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles’ 11 robotics teams, attended the National Science Fair at the White House on Monday, October 18. President Obama hosted the fair, in celebration of the winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math competitions.

After taking the Inspire Award for the best overall team at the regional competition in Los Angeles, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles’ Rock N Roll Robots and their robot, Johnny52, competed in the 2010 For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology World Championships in Atlanta last April, where they won the Inspire Award again, which is presented to the First Tech Challenge team that not only represents a top performing robot, but is the best role model team.

The team has been together for three years and has taken top honors since their rookie year. Among the many exciting components of the robotics program, the girls work together to build a robot, program it to complete tasks, research a science-related topic and present before a professional panel, and compete in competitions with other youth. The Rock N Roll Robots robotics teams are part of the local council’s STEM-focused programs, including GSI: Girl Scouts Investigate, a national program about forensics, and Rocket Whiz, where girls build and launch rockets.

Congrats to The Rock N Roll Robots - Awesome stuff indeed!!