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STEM Ed Announcement: Learn to build and program LEGO robots

This is a UMass Amherst event.
 Contact information is below.
 Learn how to build and program LEGO robots!
 Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014
 Location: University of Massachusetts Amherst
 Ages: 8 to 13 (must turn 9 by Sept. 2014)
 Were looking for adult chaperones to bring teams of 4-6 girls to be
 part of the Western Massachusetts Girls Connect events.  Extremely
 popular in recent years, this cool all-girl introduction to FIRST
 League matches you up with coaches and professional computer
 scientists & engineers to learn how to build and program LEGO robots
 to do real-world tasks.  
 At the end of the day, well show off our robots in a friendly
 competition, and teams will receive awards for their hard work.  Well
 also tell you more about FIRST LEGO League and how you might join the
 fun for the 2014 season. No experience is required. In fact, girls
 attended in the past are not eligibleits an introduction.
 Our day-long event at UMass Amherst takes place on March 29. In order
 to receive registration materials, one adult member (teacher, parent,
 Girl Scout troop leader, afterschool program staff) of your team must
 join one of the following brief informational conference calls on
 Wednesday, February 26th at 8:00pm
 Thursday, February 27th at 3:30pm
 Join the call by dialing 1-267-507-0400 Access Code 354432. Note,
 is not a toll-free number; long-distance charges apply.
 Unless you have attended a Girls Connect event in the past, all teams
 must be represented on one call in order to receive registration
 materials! You will then have until March 10 to register your team.
 Because of the popularity of this program, partial applications
 be considered. The event is open to teams of girls from Hampden,
 Hampshire, and Franklin counties. 
 If you have attended a Girls Connect event in the past, email Karen
 Sullivan (ksullivan@usfirst.org) to receive the application forms and
 application website link. 
 Questions: Contact Karen Sullivan, ksullivan@usfirst.org
 Want to know more about FLL or FIRST? Visit
 http://www.firstlegoleague.org and www.usfirst.org 
 This event is co-sponsored by the Commonwealth Alliance for
 Information Technology Education (CAITE) (http://www.caite.info ),
 FIRST (www.usfirst.org), Girls Incorporated of Holyoke
 (www.girlsincholyoke.org), and LEGO Education
 We hope to see you at Girls Connect!
 Renee Fall, CAITE
 Karen Sullivan, FIRST
 Sarah Dunton, Girls Incorporated of Holyoke
 Cathy Helgoe, LEGO Education

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