Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Fulton Science Academy Robotics Team Continues Preparations For UK Championship

Members of FLL Robotics Team #7298 (Control + Alt + Delete) continue their preparations to head overseas this June as the first team ever chosen by the state of Georgia to compete in the International FLL Open Championship at University of Bath, Bath, UK, June 21-25, 2017. The girls have received numerous prestigious FLL robotics awards during the 2016-2017 school year, including the Grand Champion's Award, the Best Robot Design, and Best Robot Performance trophies.

In addition to the creation of a robot and overseeing its performance in FLL assigned missions, the girls have been tasked with solving an issue involving "Animal Allies." Recognizing the harmful side effects of pesticides that are used to treat mosquito outbreaks, including the ZIKA virus, the team invented two different bat houses using a 3D printer to attract and retain bats who are a natural remedy to removing the mosquito population.

The team has secured perfect scores in several of their tournaments. They continue to refine and improve their work as they approach their trip to England, spending five hours together on Saturdays, as well as time after school.

Estimated costs for this trip are $10,000 so team members have created a specific website to explain their journey and collect secure, tax-deductible donations that will help to cover fees.

Sadly, there remains a disproportionate percentage of women who pursue STEM careers. To show your support of FSA's desire to encourage more female students to study STEM, please consider making a gift; Corporate sponsorships are also encouraged and are fully tax deductible. Thank you!

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