Pass It On Award Recipients

Stephanie L.

2009 Systers Pass It On Award Winner

Project Title:

A FIRST Lego League team for Girls in Western New York

Project Description:
Stephanie, of W. Henrietta, NY, United States, will use the funding to purchase equipment and pay for team and tournament fees for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League team for girls in Western New York. Ten girls aged 9-14 will meet weekly and work together to build a robot using Lego Mindstorms NXT. An evaluation by Brandeis University of the FIRST program in 2004 showed that coaches, participants and parents felt strongly that the FIRST Lego League experience had a positive impact on increasing student interest and understanding of science technology, problem solving, and teamwork. Girls who participated in the league reported an increase in confidence, abilities, and teamwork
skills.