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GSSEM FIRST

Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan and FIRST have teamed up to provide an exciting adventure in LEGO robotics for our troops! Teams work on engineering their unique solutions to the challenge throughout the summer and fall and present their work at the GSSEM FIRST Robotics Expo in spring.

To receive more information about our FIRST program, please fill out and submit this form.


BEE GREEN AND THE DETROIT OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY

In celebration of this year's city-themed FIRST challenges, Bee Green and the Detroit Office of Sustainability have put together an amazing video for our teams that gives an overview of how a real city is working to improve life for its residents. Have your team watch below!


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About GSSEM FIRST

GSSEM has partnered with FIRST of Michigan, an organization dedicated to advancing the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through students in Michigan. Focused on building an interest in science and engineering in children, FIRST teams are a hands-on program series designed to capture children’s curiosity and direct it toward discovering the possibilities of improving the world around them.

FIRST LEGO League Jr. (JFLL) / Grades K - 3

This season, girls will explore how we build better cities!

Teams will need to brainstorm ideas to answer questions such as: How do we make our buildings more sustainable, durable, and/or accessible? How can we make our cities cleaner or suit the residents better?

Teams will work together to build a robotic model of a better building to present at the GSSEM FIRST Robotics Expo in the spring.

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) / Grades 4 - 5

Teams will learn about how to improve spaces in their own community as well as completing rigorous and inventive challenges on the City Shaper robot game mat!

Girls will need to work together to build and program their EV3 robot to solve many of the challenges faced by cities and their inhabitants. For their research project, teams must identify a community space or building in their neighborhood that could be better utilized or improved in some way and propose a solution.

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