On October 17, 2015, the Seven Lakes High School Robotics Club hosted a Girl Scouts Brownie Workshop to help promote science among girls in the community. Over 80 Girl Scout Brownies from local area elementary schools, along with Brownie troop leaders and parent chaperones, gathered at the Robert R. Shaw Center for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) where the girls performed hands-on experiments necessary to earn the Home Scientist Badge.
The girls rotated through five different stations with each station featuring a particular science experiment. Seven Lakes High School Robotics students and parent volunteers led the the activities and explained the science behind each activity. By using ordinary household objects, the girls were able to learn about emulsion, static electricity, density, carbon dioxide, and colloids.
The workshop also included a robot demonstration led by the President of the Robotics Club, Alex Millan. The attendees were able to see the robot in action as it maneuvered its way through the 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition Game field, picking up totes and the recycling bin.
At the end of the workshop, the girls received the Home Scientist Badge that they had earned.
The Seven Lakes Robotics Club would like to thank all of the participants, volunteers, and the Shaw Center for making this event possible.