Moonbot Challenge, GENIUS GS FLL and Mildred Dresselhaus
GENIUS (Girls Exploring New Ideas Using Science), an FLL robotics team from the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, was one of 82 teams from 29 countries invited to participate in the FIRST LEGO League World Festival in St. Louis, MO in April 2011
Hannah found this Video about Mildred Dresselhaus. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in a poor section of the Bronx. She was a Fullbright Fellow at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University (UK) in 1951-52 and obtained a PhD at the University of Chicago in 1958. Millie and her husband Gene both worked at the Lincoln Labs where her research led to a fundamental understanding of the electronic structure of semimetals, especially graphite. With 4 young children, in 1967, she was invited to MIT for a year, and soon became a tenured professor there.
We will be working on the Moonbot Challenge, let us know if you want in! 2 weeks left to register. We could win a trip to Hawaii to play at a lunar testing facility! http://bit.ly/NyU1cz and get some amazing stuff!