WorldWideWomen Contest for Bay Area Middle Schools - Win 30 Finch Robots for your STEM Program

The WorldWideWomen team is very excited to offer an amazing opportunity for your school to boost your STEM curriculum. In conjunction with our 2nd annual Girls’ Festival, we are personally inviting your school to enter a contest to win 30 Finch robots (a total value of $3,000) to incorporate into your STEM curriculum. Oracle Academy, a sponsor of our Girls’ Festival, has generously offered to fund the scholarship to purchase the robots.

How to Apply:

  1. See our application page here
  2. Answer some simple background questions
  3. Record and submit a short (1-3 min) application video that conveys why your classroom could benefit most from the robots (see video guidelines and link to submit in application page above)

Applications to be considered for the contest must be submitted by Monday, September 25th, so hurry to make the deadline and participate in this amazing opportunity! Submissions will be reviewed by a team of WorldWideWomen judges and selection will be based on the written responses, the persuasiveness of the video, and the stated need of the school. The winning school will receive 20 complimentary tickets to the Girls’ Festival on October 1st and will be asked to accept the prize on our main stage.

About Finch Robots:

Designed at Carnegie Mellon, the Finch is a robot that inspires and delights students learning computer science by providing them a tangible representation of their code. The Finch responds to light, temperature, and obstacles, among many other capabilities. It also has support for a range of programming languages and environments, with coding options for students from ages 5 to 105! Once programmed you can use the finch to perform many actions such as creating art, navigating a maze, testing temperature and light and many more.

We hope you will take advantage of this unique opportunity and we look forward to hearing from you. Please reach out to Cornelia Flannery with any questions.

Best of luck from the WorldWideWomen Team!