Girl Scouts of Central Texas announced in late July that its robotic team, the Lady Cans, won Dell’s state-wide “Leave Your Legacy” Challenge. The challenge offered teams the opportunity to work with Dell senior leadership to develop presentation skills, improve and refine business plans and further the sustainability of their team, as well as a chance to promote their vision for education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM, in Texas.
Out of three finalists, Dell executives chose the Lady Cans as the team having both the best business plan to support STEM education and a long-term sustainability plan for their team. “The comments from the panel while they were deliberating could not have been more positive,” said Chris Quartaro, the team’s coach. “Their passion, confidence, and intelligence really stood out. In fact, their confidence was mentioned by at least three or four of the executives as they were evaluating their presentation.”
The team, consisting of Claire B., Ariana F., Sarah H., Lynda P., Carly S., and Stephanie W., was awarded a $3,000 “investment” from Dell to be used in support of their proposal. In a press release, Girl Scouts of Central Texas said they were incredibly proud of the girls’ achievement and congratulated the Lady Cans and every participant in the challenge.
For more information about the team, visit frcteam2881.com.