(ROCKWALL, TX – Oct. 1, 2019) In 2017, Team 1296 Full Metal Jackets traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the National Advocacy Conference. While in the nation’s capital, the team had the opportunity to meet with Representative John Ratcliffe. During the meeting, he expressed concern about a projected shortage of 1 million STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) workers by the year 2022. In response, the Full Metal Jackets created an off-season event known as STEM Gals.
This off-season, all girl competition highlights the female abilities in a competition that is typically male dominated. On October 12, Full Metal Jackets are proud to host the 2nd annual STEM Gals robotics competition. The Full Metal Jackets invite the community to witness the world of robotics as the leading ladies of robotics will take control of the field!
On October 13, they are proud to host the 3rd annual North Texas Tournament of Robots (all team -males & females).
Opening ceremonies are set to begin at 8:30 am at Herman E. Utley Middle School. Admission is FREE with complimentary tours of the pits and robots for interested attendees.
Follow the team on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or at www.rockwallrobotics.com
Submitted Press Release by Eva Kay Stewart.
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