School Visits

Robogals visits Lauriston Girls School in Melbourne, August 2008

Robogals arranges university student volunteers to run LEGO robotics workshops with girls' schools.  In these fun and educational classes, students learn the basics of engineering, robotics and programming using LEGO Mindstorms NXT kits. Our workshops have been designed to provide training in LEGO Robotics programming which encourages logical thinking, problem solving, as well as prepares students for learning other programming languages. Students do not need to have any prior experience with robotics or programming.  Workshops can be held at the University of Melbourne or at schools provided the school has the necessary equiptment (LEGO NXT robots and Mindstorms software installed on compatible computers).

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From a teacher:

"In addition to the programming, the Robogals also discussed career pathways with the girls, and since the workshop many have discussed the possibility of studying engineering and technology with their teachers and friends. As a teacher of IT, I would strongly recommend the Robogals workshops."

-- Nathaniel Bradshaw, Discipline Area Coordinator of IT, Caroline Chisholm Catholic College

From a parent:

"Because of my passion for engineering, which I had as a kid, and which still continues today as an engineering academic, I added a LEGO Mindstorms kit to my kids' toy collection when they were fairly young. However, my 11-year-old daughter did not really show any interest in the LEGO Mindstorms kit at home, until the robotic session by Robogals at Lauriston Girls School, where she studies. This session inspirited her so much that she continued making robots at home and also developed several complicated models which she took back to her class to demonstrate. I believe that Robogals have done an excellent job in generating an interest for engineering in these young female minds."

-- Shanika Karunasekera, Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, University of Melbourne


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