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Theresa Richards


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In 2012 Terry Richards was appointed the FIRST® Robotics Program Coordinator at Carnegie Mellon University for Girls of Steel. She served seven years at The Ellis School teaching Concepts of Physics, Chemistry and Human Anatomy and Physiology. She has attended and presented at many professional development workshops, conferences, and courses. With devotion in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education she has integrated robotics into the Human Anatomy and Physiology class over the past 2 years, and this summer taught a Carnegie Mellon Institute for Talented Elementary and Secondary Students (C-MITES) course called “Anatomy and Robotics” for middle school students. Terry received several awards in 2012 and 2013 including DATA finalist for “The Robot Arm Lab”, was selected to be one of 24 FIRST mentors for the US Air Force Leadership Workshop, a STEMIE McGraw Hill finalist for a “The Robot Arm Lab” video, and an International Teacher Scientist Partnership (ITSP) Conference Travel award. Terry has a B.S. in Chemistry from Simmons College in Boston and a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences/Biochemistry from Carnegie Mellon University.



by and   -   December 14, 2016
Photo: 2016-2017 Girls of Steel Robotics students in grades 8 to 12.
Photo: 2016-2017 Girls of Steel Robotics students in grades 8 to 12.

The Girls of Steel – a competitive FIRST team in Pittsburg, PA – is on a mission to engage more young women into engineering. Over the last few years, we’ve heard what it’s like to be part of an all-girls robotics team and spoke with team’s mentors. Now, we’re following up with the team to talk about their successes and developments since being listed in our 25 Women in Robotics list.

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The Girls of Steel – a competitive FIRST team located in Pittsburg, PA – is on a mission to draw more young women into engineering. We’ve already heard what it’s like to be part of an all-girls robotics team, we now catch up with the team’s mentors, Theresa Richards and George Kantor, to hear about their roles in inspiring and mentoring the team. Here’s what they have to say …