Robogals bringing engineering to girls
  • Thursday 12 June 2014
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Girls aged eight years or older are invited to discover the exciting world of robots at the University of Queensland’s Robogals sessions at Sunshine Coast Council library locations in July.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said Council is delighted to partner with the University of Queensland’s Robogals educational initiative which aims to increase female participation in primary and secondary school Engineering, Science and Technology.

“Girls aged eight years or older are invited to head to Beerwah, Caloundra, Maroochydore or Nambour Libraries during the July holiday break to build and play with awesome robots,” Cr McKay said.

“Using Lego Mindstorm NXT robotic kits, volunteers will work with the young participants to help them discover the exciting and rewarding side of typically male-dominated fields.  

“Of course boys are most welcome to join in the fun too.”

Volunteers from the University of Queensland will be conducting four sessions at the following library branches:

Location

Date

Time

Beerwah Library

Tuesday, July 8

10am to noon

Caloundra Library

Tuesday, July 8

2pm to 4pm

Maroochydore Library

Thursday, July 10

10am to noon

Nambour Library

Thursday, July 10

2pm to 4pm

Robogals was founded by undergraduate engineering student Marita Cheng at the University of Melbourne, and has chapters at the University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales, University of Queensland, University of Adelaide, University of Western Australia and Imperial College London.

Bookings are essential by visiting council’s library website or by calling 1300 LIBRARY.