Girls in Tech – Phoenix is sponsoring and mentoring an all-girls FIRST Tech Challenge robotics team. These 16 year old girls are from Mountain Ridge High School and Shadow Ridge High School. The team meets weekly to build SyD (Silly yet Doable) the robot. SyD will grab and build a stack of blocks to score points.
Alliances of two or three teams each compete head to head with their robots to build towers to astounding heights, while racing against the clock to achieve the highest score possible in SKYSTONES presented by Qualcomm. This year’s game is played on a 12×12 foot field, which is divided by the Skybridge into two zones – the Loading Zone and the Building Zone.
The competitors each have the opportunity to compete in 3 skirmish matches to give each team the optimum chance to redesign and adapt their robot to any problems they may encounter. The girls are excited to continue learning and growing together through this amazing opportunity, reaching engineering heights they never had before.
Attend a Competition – Watch the G.I.T. SQUIPS Team Compete
- January 18 at American Leadership Academy High School Ironwood Campus 850 W. Combs Rd. Queen Creek, AZ 85140
- February 8 at Canyon View High School, 6024 N. Perryville Rd., Waddell, AZ 85355
Please come out and support the team at the competitions. The team is still looking for sponsors for funding. Please email Melissa Drake if you are interested at [email protected].
FIRST® Tech Challenge students learn to think like engineers. Teams build robots from a reusable kit of parts, develop strategies, document their progress, and compete head to head. The girls on this team grow together, learning more about engineering and programming at each meeting. This project teaches the girls problem solving, technology skills, teamwork, and so much more.