Girls Robotics is on the rise! For proof of that, we had our Clifton NJ FLL (FIRST Lego League) qualifier in November, 2015 with 36 teams competing and two Champions Awards up for grabs. Two all girls teams, Robodevils and Exit 5A Robotics won both Champions Awards completing a clean sweep of the top FLL trophies.
Is that a first in FIRST?
Let us know if you’ve seen anything similar yet.
FLL in NJ is thriving spot for girls robotics teams. Exit 5A’s elder sister team, Exit 5 Robotics kicked off the NJ trend by winning three consecutive NJ State FLL Champions Awards from 2011 to 2013. Galaxy 5 continued the honor by winning two consecutive NJ Champions awards in 2014 and 2015. What will 2016 hold for NJ FLL?
In FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge), NJ’s WAGS made their mark in 2015 by becoming the first ladies team to win an NJ State Inspire Award. At the 2015 US National WRO (World Robot Olympiad) Exit 5 Robotics won the 1st Place Award and represented Team USA at the World Finals in Doha Qatar. Exit 5 Robotics continued on in VRC (VEX Robotics Competition) to win their 2nd qualifier’s Excellence Award to gain entry for the VRC US Open.
The girls are winning big in NJ’s robotics competitions! Share your stories with us in the comments!
This blog was written by Bill Lam, Co-Coach for FLL Team Exit 5A Robotics. If you are interested in blogging for FIRST Ladies, click here to sign up on the schedule.
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