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Girls of Steel win two international awards

by The Ellis School
The Girls of Steel, a Pittsburgh-based all-girls FIRST robotics team that includes five Ellis students, won two awards at the international 2015 FIRST Championship Competition in St. Louis in April. The Girls of Steel won the 2015 Media and Technology Innovation Award sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal and the Curie-Carver 2015 FRC Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers. Roughly 600 teams competed.
Fifty girls from across the region compete on the Girls of Steel team, including these Ellis students:

Mackenzie Ferris, Class of 2015
Marie Gerges, Class of 2019
Corrine Hartman, Class of 2018
Gigi Nieson, Class of 2016
Mhairi Webster, Class of 2018

Click here to learn more about the competition.

Congratulations to all of the Girls of Steel students and their mentors from the Field Robotics Center of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University!
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