The Nerdettes FIRST Robotics Team of Huntsville, received our Rising Star Award this past month at our Annual Dr. Wernher von Braun Memorial Dinner. The National Space Club Huntsville Rising Star Award is presented to a young person or team reflecting superior performance in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
The Nerdettes began their journey as a group of Girl Scouts interested in robotics. They formed their “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology” (FIRST) Team in competing first at the FIRST Lego League (FLL) level before advancing to FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC Team 14491). This team has learned so much more than how to build a robot. They learned about core values, teamwork, strategy and risk. They have learned how to research problems, develop solutions, and present those solutions to a panel of judges.