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All-girls robotics team draws crowd

Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Sixty-four girls attended an open house for those interested in joining a Lego robotics team.An open house for kids interested in joining an all-girls robotics team drew 64 girls.

Diana Rush, a local parent volunteer, said that should remove any doubts as to whether local girls are interested in robotics.

Lake Oswego Robotics sponsored the event, and 16 to 18 girls will join a competitive team right away. Teams will meet twice a week to prepare for Oregon’s Qualifying FIRST LEGO League Tournaments in December, Rush said. The other girls who attended the event will participate in several after-school robotics clubs, where they will “learn basic programming and engineering skills to prepare them for next year’s tournament,” Rush said.

Last season, fewer than 6 percent of LO Robotics’ participants were girls, according to a Lake Oswego School District newsletter. 

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