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Competitive Girls Robotics Team

Three all-girls robotics teams from YWCA Princeton will compete in the upcoming FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) competition season. The teams, Orange Alert and Orange Power, will compete in the FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) competition for students in grades 4-8. The newest team will compete in the FIRST® Tech Challenge® (FTC) competition for students in grades 7-12. The teams will be coached and mentored by volunteers from Princeton University, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and our newest partner SES satellite systems!

The Competition


The competition has 3 parts: the Robot Game, the Project, and the Core Values. Each year, FLL releases a new challenge that focuses on a different scientific topic or question. Teams will develop and present a Project related to the Challenge. The teams will also build a robot out of Lego bricks that includes motors, pulleys, and sensors. The robot will complete missions during a 2-minute timed competition. The Robot Game and Project are what teams do. The Core Values are how they do it!


The FTC competition teams build, program, design and redesign as needed a robot that is capable of competing against other robots in a difficult technical challenge. The robot competes in both autonomous and driver controlled competitions. Teams are guided by adult Coaches and Mentors, who help students develop 21st Century Technical skills in Engineering principles (like keeping an engineering notebook), Design, Marketing, Branding, and Project Management. Teams also must do community outreach for which they can win awards. Participants have access to tens of millions of dollars in college scholarships. Its all done with Gracious Professionalism!


If you would like to volunteer your time and expertise, please contact us at Adults can volunteer as coaches, mentors or subject matter experts to the YWCA Princeton FLL and FTC teams.









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