FemSTEM: From Thoughts to Bots 2021
On Nov. 12th we partnered with Tech Sassy Girlz to host a STEM Day for 75 young ladies from underserved populations at Orlando Technical College, Mid-Florida Tech Campus. Each girl learned wiring, programming, and manufacturing with a hands-on project created and taught by FRC 6473 Rock Stars. They made a picture frame that lit up could be programed with different light variations. The girls also were able to attend 2-3 different small group sessions and learn from 6 different women in STEM about their career journey. Our featured speaker was Andrea Wesser-Brawner, Chief Technology Officer for Orange County. Hopefully we will have encouraged some of these young ladies to join a FIRST team.