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Space Cookies VEX Robotics Team to Begin Competition and Outreach

Space Cookies VEX Robotics Team 1868 will attend their first competition of the season on Saturday, October 20th, at Dougherty High School in San Ramon. The team will have four robots in competition (1868A, 1868K, 1868X, & 1868Z). In addition, on Sunday, October 28th, Space Cookies VEX will host a Girl Powered event in the lab. 25 girls from the greater bay area will visit the lab to participate in engineering games and challenges, listen to guest speakers, and learn what it means to be an engineer.

BACKGROUND: Space Cookies VEX is an all-girl robotics team sponsored by the NASA Robotics Alliance Project and Girl Scouts of Northern California. Team members are in grades 7 through 12. They meet Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Ames Space Exploration Lab in Building T20G and operate under the principle of “By-girl, for-girl”, which means that they plan and execute their own program with guidance from adult mentors and coaches.

NASA PROGRAM FUNDING: NASA Robotics Alliance Project, Science Mission Directorate (SMD); and the Girl Scouts of Northern California

POINT OF CONTACT: Wendy Holforty, wendy.l.holforty@nasa.gov

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