On December 10, Old North Academy’s robotics team, Girls on Fire, competed in the first Lego League Challenge, called SUPERPOWERED. The girls learned how energy is generated, stored, distributed, and consumed. They researched ways to store energy without wind or sun, and then programmed a robot with a rechargeable battery to model their solutions.
“Our competitors were thrilled with their performance and were proud to represent Old North Academy,” said Jennifer Susa. “We are proud of them, too, and look forward to seeing what they will accomplish in the future.”
The robotics team is led by 4th grade teachers, Susa and Elizabeth Watson, who empower the girls to pursue their interests in STEM fields. They instill in them a confidence that they, too, can excel in traditionally male-dominated fields. Girls on Fire is funded by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri. They have been a strong supporter of the team and have provided students with the resources and support they need to excel. The team is grateful for the support and is excited to continue to represent their school and the Girl Scouts.