We are very lucky to attend an all-girls school where both female empowerment and STEM are emphasized; Greenwich Academy has children from elementary school going to our Engineering and Design lab. As girls, a minority in the STEM field, we hope to generate equality throughout all of our endeavors. However, more importantly, our team works to develop STEM involvement. The future of our team, First, and society rests in the youth STEM education.
Serendipity is a Lower School after school club. As a team, we put together a program to introduce robotics to the 3rd and 4th graders. Since many of us were taught robotics in lower school from our current coach, Doug Rendell, we feel very strongly about teaching STEM to children at a young age. When Mr. Rendell became a middle school teacher, his time became stretched and he was unable to continue the lower school robotics Serendipity. The future of society is STEM, and that the future rests in the children. That is why, this year we decided to teach robotics to the next generation– the future of our team and the future of society. In this program we will begin teaching building, driving, and programming to the 3rd and 4th graders while showing how fun STEM can be.