The Aspirations in Computing program Reaching Out With Robotics (ROWR) is the outreach program of the Tamalpais High School Robotics Team designed for K-12 school girls to increase their meaningful participation in computing careers.
Founded in 2014 by Sona Dolasia, ROWR teaches kids about robotics and basic programming using the LEGO Mindstorms NXT kits.
Students will work in teams of 2 or 3, to build their robots. We will start the program introducing students to the LEGO Robotics platform, and with a simple drag race competition.
We will then start building robots to use for competing at ROBOGames. ROBOGames is the largest robotics competition in the world and takes place in April 2017.
Students will enter in one of the following categories: LineFollow, TubePush, Bowling, Open, Best Of Show, and Sumo.
Their final project will be to create a project based on a social issue in their community.
ROWR is an NCWIT Aspirations in Computing award recipient with the sole objective of engaging young women interested in technology and computing.
The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing builds a talent pool for the growing technical workforce and helps academic and corporate organizations celebrate diversity in computing by honoring young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests.