Girls of Steel Robotics Team Triumph

APR 6, 2015
The Girls of Steel pose for a photo after receiving the Chairman's Award at a regional robotics competition in Cleveland. The fifty-member, all-female team will compete at FIRST robotics championship April 22-25 in St. Louis.

The Girls of Steel pose for a photo after receiving the Chairman’s Award at a regional robotics competition in Cleveland. The fifty-member, all-female team will compete at FIRST robotics championship April 22-25 in St. Louis. CREDIT COURTESY PHOTO

With women earning less than 20 percent of all bachelor’s degrees awarded in physics, engineering and computer science, some might consider Becca Volk an anomaly, but among her teammates on Pittsburgh’s all-female Girls of Steel competitive robotics team, Volk fits right in. The 16 yr. old junior at Avonworth High School knows she wants to be an engineer someday.

On March 28, Girls of Steel won the Chairman’s Award at the Buckeye Regional FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) in Cleveland, which qualifies the team to compete in the FRC Championship April 22-25 in St. Louis.

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