WORCESTER - Claire O'Donnell of Shrewsbury said she was enjoying everything about the Geek is Glam STEM Expo at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, but what especially caught her eye were the robots being run by the Burncoat High School robotics team.
"I love their cool robotics," she said. "But a lot of things here are amazing."
"I think I want to be a scientist," she added as she looked around the room at the many scientific displays set up for the more than 460 Girl Scouts attending the all-day event Saturday.
Nick Galotti of the Burncoat robotics team, called the Green Reapers, said the group brought its robots to demonstrate what they build as high school students for competitions. The older robot proved popular, as it fired basketballs in the air for a large and excited group of Girl Scouts waiting to catch them. The other, newer robot shot a ball about the size of exercise balls used in gyms.
Mr. Galotti said they were at the expo hoping to inspire some of the girls attending.
"Hopefully they will come to understand these big robots can be built by people only a couple of years older than them," he said.
Claire O'Donnell was at the expo with Cora Higgins, also of Shrewsbury, who said she especially liked the 3-D printing being demonstrated by Toys in Box 3D Printing. Cora said she is also interested in science but is not sure that is what she would focus on in the future.