Since 2001, Columbus School for Girls (CSG) has participated in the FIRST Robotics Program, a program whose purpose is to bring together the nation’s leading companies and universities in a united effort to win young minds to the wonders of science and technology. Now, CSG’s FIRST Robotics Team, Murphy’s Outlaws, helps to promote engineering and STEM in the CSG and surrounding community, and gives team members a hands on robotics experience.
Teaming up with The Ohio State University (OSU) engineering students, team members get a hands-on, inside look at an engineer’s profession. In six action-packed weeks, our team of high school students and OSU mentors work together to brainstorm, design, construct, and test a robot. Every year they travel to competition events where this autonomous and remote-controlled robot (weighing as much as 120 lbs) will compete in tournaments spanning several days against other teams from across the country.