Bringing home the trophy!

We got the first place trophy in the Teamwork category!  It was so awesome.  Last year?  Our teamwork wasn’t that great so we didn’t get as many points from the judges.  This year we were on it.  Whay can I say?  We just clicked and we were rollin’.

If they had a trophy for Team Spirit, we would have won that, too.  We were walking all around singing Girls Inc. songs and doing our chants.  It was so much fun.

We did a great job presenting our research, too.  I am pretty happy with how that went.  Yeah, I’d have to say I’m pretty happy. – Unek

Girls Inc. of Omaha sets the robot in motion…

We had some serious issues.  We forgot to bring the cable for the laptop.  We knew that was bad and we were just real quiet.  Ms. Emily waited for us to say something and we were waiting for her to say something.  She didn’t get mad.  She was just like, “What do you want to do ladies?  It’s your choice.  Do you want to drop out?  Or do you want to make a plan?”  We went away from Ms. Emily to think about what our choice would be and we decided to choose to make a plan.  We made a plan to go around and ask the other teams if anyone had a cable like the kind we needed.  There was one Boys & Girls Club team that did and they let us use it so that was the plan.  No way were we going to drop out after all of the hard work! Uh, excuse me…no!

Some of our missions got accidentally erased from our hard drive in the second round.  We had to re-do our truck mission to get more points. 

Next year we will get even more missions.  I am still learning a lot about programming.  We all are.  I can’t wait to do the next project. – Unek

Like Bam!

The Girls Inc. of Omaha Lego League Geeks work on the intro to the research component of their project.  The theme this year is “transportation” and the girls are looking right in their own backyard.  How can Girls Inc. of Omaha be more efficient – more green – with our own daily pick ups from local schools?

The still photo doesn’t do them jutsice.  Check out the video –

Ms. Emily