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Eight girls recently participated in the Water Works Underwater LEGO Robotics Camp at Roscoe Collegiate High School. The students built fully submersible robots.
Using a great variety of Lego pieces, their robots become increasingly complex and able to complete sophisticated underwater tasks. In the process, the students gained knowledge in several areas of science, engineering and technology.
Shown, Leah Warren, Crystal Guzman, Alejandra Solis and Magali Casas each control a different aspect of their underwater robot, making it perform different tasks such as making a figure-8 around rocks at the bottom of the pool.
The project was funded by the National Science Foundation under the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program. The Texas Girls Collaborative Project and Texas 4-H Science, with lead organizations Girlstart and the Women in Engineering Program at the University of Texas at Austin funded the camp as part of the NSF grant.
Roxanna Reyna, local agent with the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension agency was a coordinator of the event.