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All-Girl Teams Build Lego Robots

Lego girlsAMHERST, Mass (wggb) — Dozens of middle school girls came together at the University of Massachusetts today for the fourth annual “Girls Connect” where they learned to build and program Lego robots.

The girls who range in age from nine to thirteen were grouped into eight teams are coached by adults and chaperons who helped them apply math and science concepts to increase the girls interest in computing and technology. Students from UMass also served as mentors and role models for the girls.