April 22, 2015 // By Magenic
This past Friday, Magenic welcomed the Ponytail Posse, a team of freshmen-aged girls that competes in FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), to host a pancake breakfast in order to raise funds for their upcoming season. FIRST is a program for all kids to not just learn engineering skills, but also life skills. It not only teaches kids how to build and program robots, but also gives them confidence and composure when speaking to adults.
“Magenic has been an incredible supporter of the Ponytail Posse. Not only does the company sponsor the team each fall, but the employees are always generous when the team comes in to do additional fundraising,” said Ponytail Posse Lead Mentor Norton Lam. “During demos, the employees express a genuine interest in the team and the girls are always excited to tell them about their robot and other activities.”
The team has participated in the FLL for five years and won the Best Research Project award at the FLL North America Championship in LEGOLand, CA last May. They will be participating in their second year of the FTC in 2015 and 2016.
To read more about on the Ponytail Posse, check out their website!