It’s a Wrap at the Girls of Steel Robotics Camp

Posted on by Sarah D’Urzo

Students showcase their work on the last day of the Girls of Steel Robotics Camp.

Eighteen 6–8 grade girls from around Fayette, Greene, and Washington Counties attended the Girls of Steel FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics Camp hosted by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), at California University’s Center for Innovation from August 3–7, 2015. Students attended the all-day week-long camp to learn the latest in robotics technology.

At camp students had the opportunity to learn from high school mentors from the Girls of Steel FIRST Robotics Team on how to design, build, and program robots while applying real-world math and science concepts. Students used programs including:

  • Snap Circuits
  • Tetrix Kit Robots
  • Hummingbird Kit Robots
  • FIRST Tech Challenge Kits

Throughout the week the girls were challenged as a team with the main goal of solving the FTC Challenge. On Friday students put the finishing touches on their creations and then presented their solutions during the showcase for students and parents.

CMU is looking forward to bringing the camp back next year in hopes of reaching even more students! Stay connected and make sure to check back for upcoming workshops in your area sponsored by CMU.

For more information on the Girls of Steel FIRST Tech Challenge go to and learn more.

About Sarah

I’m Sarah D’Urzo, IU1 Media Coordinator, working in multimedia, STEAM, and local resource outreach for students, educators, and the community. My goal is to connect you with upcoming educational student events, grant opportunities, and professional development workshops in the IU1 region focused on innovation and design. If you are interested in starting a STEAM project of your own, future grant or professional development opportunities, that’s where I come in!