Monday, February 1, 2010

Future Biomedical Engineer

Devynn is a member of the Robotics Rulers team from Waco. Learn about her experience by reading the Q&A below!

Why did you first get involved in the Girl Scout robotics team?
I wanted to be on a team where there would be other girls that had the same interests as me. I also thought the idea of building a robot was pretty cool.

What have you learned from your FIRST Lego League experience?
I learned many things over the last few months. I learned many things about structural engineering, engineering design, computer programming, working together as a team, and that your ideas won't always be perfect the first time. But the most important thing i have learned while being on this team that what you learn is more important than what you win. For many people they seem to think what you win is more important because it is tangible, even though you can show off a trophy, that trophy wont get you a career, learning will.

What was the most challenging project your team had and how did you overcome it?
Working together is always hard because everyone has there own ideas, and it can be hard to listen to other people when you have tons of ideas that you want to try out to see if they work.

What advice can you give a girl who is intimidated or scared by science?
There is no reason to be scared or intimidated because its actually pretty easy after you start working with science ideas. You don't have to be the smartest person in your class to be interested in science. Anyone is smart enough to do it as long as they have the will to learn about it. So if you are interested in a science group, try it. If you find out that you don't like it you don't have to continue for the rest of your life with it.Also if you are in a science group, you will learn things that the rest of your friends don't know.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be a Biomedical Engineer.

-Devynn R., Girl Scout Cadette

To learn more about Girl Scout robotics teams or other technology programs, visit the EDGE.

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