This summer has been fairly productive for the Space Cookies, so far. But, it’s not over yet!
To start off, we had our Sponsor Appreciation Event. At this event, we had approximately 5 of our sponsors come visit us. After arriving, we had time to mingle with our sponsors and catch up. We snacked on yummy food and then had a quick chance to display our robot. [note: it was quite chilly out--I guess, summer started late this year].After demonstrating our robot, we had our awards ceremony where we thanked our sponsors with plaques and goody bags. The event was a great chance for us to meet with our sponsors and for them to catch up with the team’s latest happenings. Last, but not least, Mark came to accept the NASA plaque, along with Wendy and he brought the infamous parrot, Benjamin along. This was definitely an exciting twist for the night! (: Overall, it was a great chance to show our sponsors how much we appreciate all of their support throughout the year. As you all know, we can’t do it without them!
The next day, we had the BAE motorfest. Here, the Space Cookies got a chance to make some chili in a cook-off competition! Being the amazing Girl Scouts that we are, we followed the given directions and made some AMAZING chili. As a part of the cookoff, once again, we had to face off against other FIRST robotics teams. Many of the event’s visitors supported our chili in the judging rounds and we won! Another win for the Space Cookies, both on-and off- the field. The rest of the day we spend demonstrating our robot along with other local FIRST teams. Many visitors came by and asked questions about our robot. The BAE Motorfest was a great place to playfully compete with other teams’ robots, support our great sponsor: BAE, and spread the word of FIRST.
After a busy weekend, the Space Cookies got a chance to relax and enjoy their summers. But, the robotics world never takes a break for long! So, starting this past week we’re back on with our weekly team meetings. In addition, a couple of Space Cookies have been spreading the FIRST message and their love for helping others. Also this past week, one of our girls (along with one of our team alum!) attended a low income summer school and taught about 80 fifth and sixth graders about the world of robotics. Through a series of experiments and a chance to explore FLL robots, these children were truly immersed into the world of exploring science and technology.
Stay tuned for our next blog post! Tomorrow, we are going to hold a workshop for a group of Girl Scouts involved in the Destinations program (: Did I mention that tomorrow is also July 24th, the “Life in a Day” day on Youtube…who knows maybe we’ll end up on the big screen….