This year the Girls of Steel participated in an outreach event in support of the Toys for Tots Foundation. On December 17th, we packed up our robot and demo equipment and traveled to a Toys for Tots distribution location in the Strip District.
While the people waited in line, we handed out cool STEM trivia attached to pieces of candy. We also had a table with robot coloring pages where the kids at the event could come and draw while they waited.
While kids picked up their presents, they were able to enjoy watching—and even try test-driving—the robots which were featured at the event. We demoed in the morning and another local FIRST team, FIRST Team #1708 – AMP’d Robotics, demoed their T-shirt launcher robot.
The Girls of Steel hope that we made the kids' holiday season a bit more fun while also piquing their interest in STEM.