go4IT!

go4IT!

Robot workshops for girls offered by the RWTH Aachen university

go4IT! is a project of RWTH Aachen University for youth development in MINT subjects that is especially directed towards girls. The goal is to create interest in computer science and to remove inhibitions girls may have regarding computer science and technology. The foundation supports two-day workshops for 12 to 14 girls from each the 6th and 7th grade at schools in the Oberberg district.

The students build Lego robots and program and control them using motors and sensors. Self-initiated tasks can be solved, such as driving in a square or spiral.

This project, which has been offered in the Oberberg district since 2013, has received overwhelmingly positive feedback.