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Foster Recognizes the RoboGals on the House Floor

Oct 9, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC–On October 6, 2015, Congressman Bill Foster spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives recognizing the RoboGals, a student robotics team from Aurora who won the national championships in Detroit and will be competing in the World Robotic Olympiad in Qatar this November

Video of Foster’s speech can be found here.

Text of Foster’s remarks as prepared is below:

Mister Speaker, I rise today in honor of the triumph of the RoboGals, a student robotics team from the 11th Congressional District of Illinois.

The RoboGals are Kaiya Hollister, a fifth grader at the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School and Jensie Coonradt ,a fourth-grader at The Wheatlands Elementary School, both in Aurora Illinois.

They met at an after-school robotics club hosted by Chasewood Learning, an education organization that uses Lego robots to teach students how to build and program their machines for competition.

After winning the regional competition at SciTech Hands On Museum in Aurora, Illinois, the RoboGals went on to win the national championship of the World Robotic Olympiad in Michigan.

Now, they advance to the world championship round in Qatar, taking on over 50 countries from all over the globe, and I, together with all Americans, wish them the best of luck.

The RoboGals are an inspiration to young women across our country who are enthusiastic about science and engineering.

The 11th Congressional District is proud to have such bright young women representing our country on the global stage.

Thank you, and I yield back.