FIRST 2013 Annual Reportv2 - page 16-17

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Celebrating
“Girls’ input is really
important, andwe
should be heard.”
Accomplishments
More than27,000participants (grades 7-12)
on2,779 teams from 18 countries; eligible
for over $10million in college scholarships
Noteworthy
New League format introduced in four regions across theU.S.;
basedon traditional after-school sportsmodels, formatmakes
FTC accessible tomore schools and students than ever before
TheChallenge
Teams designed, programmed,
andoperated robots toplace rings
ontopegs; robots needed todetect
special “weighted” rings, then lift
their Alliancepartner’s robot up to
24 inches off the floor
Competitions
3
63ChampionshipTournaments
3
136QualifyingTournaments
3
80 LeagueEvents
3
FTCWorldChampionship inSt. Louis
Celebrating
GENDEREQUALITY
ABRILVELA
TEAMGROWTH
Established
an all-girls FTC team, “AdaGraces,” at
NorthsideCollegePrep inChicago
Created
ChicagoGirls inComputing (CGC),
encouraging area high-school girls
tobecomemore involvedwith technology
throughgirls-only classes and lectures
Mentored
a rookie, all-girls
FIRST
®
LEGO
®
League
team at a local elementary school
09
1,11
2010
1,606
2012
2,779
YEAR
Teams
Grades 7-12
PILOT
DEMO
PILOT
2005
53
2005
13
2006
554
2007
799
2008
9 6
2009
1,111
2010
1,606
2011
2,093
2012
2,779
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