Fox9 will host its annual Girls, Science and Technology event on November 12th at the Science Museum of Minnesota. The event presents many STEM-related activities, and hosts a variety of companies and organizations that support technology education. The day is geared towards young women, with the hope of inspiring them to get involved with all that STEM has to offer.
The Girls, Science and Technology event features companies like Microsoft, St. Jude Medical, and Smiths Medical, one of team 1816's sponsors. Demonstrations include experiments, hands-on activities and interactive games.
The Green Machine's second-annual STEMtoberfest will take place the last full week of October at People Serving People (PSP), a Minneapolis-based transitional-housing facility. The goal of STEMtoberfest is to focus on bringing FIRST and STEM, particularly introductory engineering design and build skills, to children who have limited opportunities to join FIRST teams.
The Minnesota Robotics Invitational is a FIRST robotics event, held during the off-season. The invitational hosts teams from all over Minnesota, and aims to provide an enjoyable, friendly competition for all.
The Green Machine plans to bring as many team members as possible to MRI this year, and would love to have rookies join in on the event. "MRI is a great way for rookies to get used to what competitions feel like, and to start to understand how everything works," said Brandon, the Green Machine's 2017 Safety Captain. "We want them to be able to get some practice working in an environment that simulates an actual competition. It will definitely prepare them for the season."