Pearne & Gordon proudly sponsors a Robotics team from Laurel School, a nationally recognized all girls’ school in Shaker Heights, Ohio. The team has competed at state and national level championships in the VEX Robotics Competition. The Laurel School Robotics team allows for team members to work both independently and together on mechanical engineering, programming, and electrical work to build a competitive robot. The process involves planning, diligent work, problem solving, and teamwork, and all the team members have learned many life skills from working on their robots and competing at national-level competitions throughout the year. Despite the fact that the US government has prioritized increasing the numbers of students and teachers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs, historically girls remain under-represented in STEM careers. We strongly believe in supporting young women interested in STEM and proudly sponsor one of the few girls-only robotics teams in either Ohio or nationwide. We are thrilled to see the team learn and thrive again this year!