Georgia Tech Introduces Local Girls to Engineering

Last month, the Georgia Tech EcoCAR team celebrated Engineers Week by participating in the Introduce a Girl to Engineering Program sponsored by the Georgia Engineering Alliance! The team held an event on February 20th that drew more than 100 young girls and their parents to learn about engineering, electronic and computer engineering, and EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge.

Thanks to National Instruments, the Georgia Tech team had Lego Mindstorm Kits on hand for the girls to use – they were a big hit! They also brought old cameras, DVD players, and cell phones, so the girls could take them apart, see the parts inside, and make a comparison to what the Georgia Tech team is doing to its GM-donated vehicle.  The event was a success!

Check out the video below of the National Instruments lego kit named “Doug” that was programmed to run away from strangers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWq5tqD3ijs

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