Category Archives: News

Adam and the Mad Scientists

Posted by:Kandace Shields

On All Hallow’s Eve (October 31), LET’S GO’s mad scientists’ team took a trip to Eagle Academy PCS in D.C., to give a lesson to the students about atoms-the building blocks of life. Even the instructor at Eagle Academy joined in on the harvest fun; eerily following us as we taught. As he watched from…

Robotics Kings & Queens

Posted by:VaShaun Davis

LET’S GO and FBR Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington would like to introduce their very own FIRST LEGO League team, Robotics Kings and Queens. The team consists of five wonderful young STEM Scholars eager to tackle the First Lego League challenge at a regional tournament. The students voiced their interest and signed up…

Govans Dragon Designers – All Girls Team

Posted by:Amanda Porter

The FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Team at Govans Elementary, Govans Dragon Designers in northeast Baltimore is off to a great start! Over the next few weeks these teams of young innovators in 4th and 5th grade will make final adjustments to their LEGO robot and attachments, debug their programming, practice their public speaking skills and finalize…

Meet Our New AmeriCorp VISTAS

Posted by:Ellin Rittler

LET’S GO is pleased to announce that two new AmeriCorps VISTAs (Volunteers In Service To America) joined our team full-time in September 2019 for a year of service. VISTAs are placed at nonprofits nationwide and work towards eradicating poverty through capacity-building within the organization. Ogeyi Akuma-Ukpo earned her first degree in Mass Communication from RS…

AmeriCorp VISTA Joins LET’S GO

Posted by:Margie Shea-Moore

We are pleased to announce that Ellin Rittler has join LET’S GO in a new dual position as both STEM Program Coordinator and Junior Grant Writer. You already know her as an AmeriCorps VISTA. Over the past year, she was essential in launching our STEM Scholars Program. Additionally, she developed grant proposals for program funding….

Single Day Design

Posted by:Amanda Porter

On Saturday, August 24, a group of LET’S GO STEM Scholars from Govans Elementary School and Westport Academy will compete in a special one-day LEGO robotics event. In a normal FIRST LEGO League competition, teams have 8-12 weeks to build their robots and code them to autonomously solve a series of missions. During this special…

Spotlight: International STEM

Posted by:Jacqueline

LET’S GO is proud to add the Sudan to the list of countries that we support. LET’S GO staff assembled and donated a shipment of 10 full NXT Mindstorm Robots plus software, guidebooks and more to children in the Sudan interested in learning more about STEM but who lacked the resources to do so. LET’S…

It’s Back-To-School Shopping Time!

Posted by:Deborah Chin

It’s that time of the year to start the back-to-school shopping. Did you know that you can support LET’S GO Boys and Girls while you shop on Amazon and it is free to you? You can help give back every time you shop on Amazon by choosing LET’S GO Boys and Girls (Annapolis, MD) as…

Supporting Our Partners and Students

Posted by:Jacqueline

Engineering requires an EDP or Engineering Design Process. One of the steps is to test your design. Here students in DC are testing a lifeboat they created to save passengers (pennies) from a sinking ship. LET’S GO works with instructors to use the testing phase as an opportunity to question students on their design choices—why…

Getting Feet Wet Autonomously

Posted by:Kandace Shields

As the students of Bishop Walker School for Boys prepare for the upcoming school year, we reflect on their very first LEGO Robotics experience. LEGO Robotics uses engineering and science concepts to help students unconsciously learn skills like problem solving, inquiry, and collaboration. These skills are developed by completing a series of engineering and coding…

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