Our Year 4 students have once again advanced to Round 2 of the Conrad Challenge 2022. They are moving into the Commercialization Stage of their award-winning autonomous disinfecting robot – ValkEIRe. The students who formed Eir Clean Company have contracted with the local high school robotics team – The Lunatecs – located at Salem Community College to build the full scale prototype which will then be demonstrated with several airports and airlines. The students are raising funds to complete the building of the prototype and a Gofundme page will be in place shortly. Submission for Round 2 is due in early January.
In other Girls World news – the 8th graders of the program have completed their community service project and have collected over 100 pounds of plastic through a campaign run during Spirit Week at Woodstown Middle School. They have provided the water bottles collected to the 9th graders who are turning them into jewelry that will be sold at Cowtown in December. The funds raised will be donated to a nonprofit organization that helps prevent and collects plastic from the oceans. The 12th graders are completing a project to help educate girls around STEM careers and are working in conjunction with the local Girl Scout troops.
Finally, our next mentoring session will be held virtually on Dec 11 featuring a speaker from Atlantic City Electric.
An application can be found on the website at https://www.sjrobotics.com/girlsworld/
To sponsor a girl in the program or to sign up as a mentor please also see our web page.