Expanding Your Horizons October 17, 2007

"Is There a Robot in Your Future?

Women@SCS presented their successful workshop "Is There A Robot In Your Future?" at the 2007 Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference held at Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh. This is a nationally held event aimed at increasing the participation of girls and women in mathematics and science. RI grad student Ling Xu led the team of grads including Cari Sisson, Sonia Chernova, Stephanie Rosenthal, and Lillian Chang, along with Carol Frieze, Director of Women@SCS.

For this year's conference, the graduate team leader developed a program using Mindstorms kits. The 27 girls who took part programmed small robot vehicles to move through a maze. Our robotics workshops have proved to be a very successful part of EYH gaining high acclaim from previous participants.