We’ve been fortunate to be featured in the media — follow these links to see where we’ve been mentioned, read the fantastic articles about us or by us, and watch video clips. Here are our social media links for even more: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.




      • December 22, 2016 “This isn’t a robot.” Link FIRST FRC Blog and video
      • December 14, 2016 ” ‘It’s a reminder we are making a difference in the world’: Girls of Steel follow up” link Robohub.org
      • December 5, 2016 Alumni Updates: FIRST Alumni Spotlight, former Girl of Steel, Naoka! link
      • November 2016 “Forget the Man of Steel Here are the Girls of Steel” link 404ink|Issue 1|Error 
      • October 25, 2016 “Girls of Steel: Shattering the Robotics Glass Ceiling” link InnovatorsPoint.com powered by Comcast
      • October 16, 2016 “White House Frontiers Conference Sparks Innovative Exhibits” link TheTartan.org
      • October 14, 2016 “Pittsburgh Hosts first ever White House Frontiers Conference” link NextPittsburgh.com
      • October 13, 2016 “Obama praises Pittsburgh, slams science skeptics and admits he’s ‘a nerd’ in ‘Frontiers’ talk.” link PennLive.com
      • October 13, 2016 “Obama, Leading Scientists Explore Frontiers at CMU.” link Carnegie Mellon University News
      • October 13, 2016 White House Instagram post link
      • October 13, 2016 “Obama goes into full (and feisty) geek mode at White House Frontiers Conference.”
        Includes text of President Obama’s full remarks at The White House Frontiers Conference at Carnegie Mellon University link Geek Wire
      • October 13, 2016 Hear President Obama’s shout out to the Girls of Steel during his remarks at The White House Frontiers Conference at Carnegie Mellon University. link video clip from C SPAN
      • October 13, 2016 “Nine Learning Spaces that are Pushing the Frontiers of Learning.” link Remake Learning
      • October 12, 2016  Descriptions of the White House Frontiers Conference Exhibits. link
      • August 16, 2016 “Robotics Can Get Girls Into STEM, but Some Still Need Convincing” link to Smithsonian.com
      • August 2016 Girls of Steel in Pittsburgh’s City of Learning video
      • July 20, 2016 “Girls of Steel CAN do it!” Link to August 2016 issue of Pittsburgh Parent.
      • June 30, 2016 Here’s a review of  “The Mighty Women of Science” –  an alphabet comic book by Clare Forrest featuring the Girls of Steel. Link
      • May 17, 2016 “Tech Leaders Aim to Inspire Next Generation of Females in Science” link to WESA radio 90.5.
      • April 6, 2016 “Thousands turn out for the Clinton Rally in Pittsburgh” link to photo showing Girls of Steel meeting Hillary Clinton.
      • April 6, 2016 “Presidential Candidate Clinton Visits CMU” link
      • March 26, 2016 “Xploration Earth 2050:The Future of Robot Makers” Season 2 Episode 14 Yahoo link
      • January 25, 2016 “2015 Media & Technology Innovation Award Winner: Girls of Steel” Comcast Impact link
      • January 16, 2016 “3 Teams:1 Story” Girls Impact the World Film Festival. link
      • January 9, 2016 “Teammates Nathaniel Yerage and Suparna Agrawal work through their competition as Team 4212 competes, Saturday, January 9, 2016. They were among more than 750 kids competing at La Roche College in McCandless as part of the FIRST LEGO robotics championships for the region.” Photo by Philip Pavely link


      • December 20, 2015 “Strength in Numbers” Girls of Steel at the Heinz History Center Pittsburgh Tribune Review link
      • December 18, 2015 “American Girl: Get Your Science On!” AG Life link
      • December 15, 2015 “NREC to become new home to Girls of Steel” NREC News link
      • September 24, 2015 “Day Five on the Ready for Success Bus Tour” from blog.ed.gov video
      • September 24, 2015 “Back to School Bus Tour Concludes in Pittsburgh” blog.ed.gov link
      • September 24, 2015 “Our top 10 Favorite Photos from the #ReadyForSuccess Bus Tour” blog.ed.gov link
      • September 19, 2015 “CMU Work to encourage women in robotics noted by U.S. Education Secretary” R.Willis Trib Live News link
      • September 18, 2015 “Education Secretary Pushes Higher Test Score Standards” M. Niederberger, Post-Gazette link
      • September 18, 2015 “U.S. Education Secretary Brings Back-to-School Bus Tour to CMU” by K. Walters, CMU link
      • August 25, 2015 “Creation and Innovation with Girls of Steel” by E. Paulini, Pittsburgh Youth Media link
      • August 12, 2015 “It’s a Wrap at the Girls of Steel Robotics Camp” by Sarah D’Urzo, IU1 blog link
      • August 2015 Video produced by The Sprout Fund “Pittsburgh City of Learning 2015”
      • June 29, 2015 “Digital badges help Pittsburgh employers build workforce” NEXTpittsburgh link
      • June 20, 2015 Girls of Steel at the Saturday Light Brigade, WRCT 88.3 FM. link
      • May 21, 2015 “A Girl and Her Robot: Prepping Young Women for STEM Fields” on Essential Pittsburgh WESA radio 90.5 link
      • May 6, 2015 “Girls of Steel Win Two International Awards” posted by The Ellis School link
      • May 1, 2015 “Technologist’s Notebook: My first FIRST” by John Schanz, EVP and Chief Network Officer, Comcast link
      • April 30, 2015 “The Robotics Institute: Modern Day STEAM Engine” video by Katie Carlson link
      • April 28, 2015 “Top 10 Most Inspiring Moments from Robotics in 2015” by Paul Smith link
      • April 27, 2015 ” Girls of Steel Score FIRST Robotics Hardware” Comcast link and link
      • April 27, 2015 “Highlights from the 2015 FIRST Championship” Official FIRST video link
      • April 24, 2015 “Fashion Friday” Official FIRST video link
      • April 9, 2015 “Students Test Engineering Skills During National Robotics Week” CBS KDKA link
      • April 6, 2015 “Pittsburgh’s Girls of Steel Robotics Team Advances to Championships” WESA radio 90.5 link
      • April 1, 2015 “Pittsburgh’s Girls of Steel Win Chairman’s Award in Regional FIRST Robotics Competition” Carnegie Mellon University link
      • March 11, 2015 “Engineering Girls” by Marie Planchard at TEDxPSUBerks link
      • March 6, 2015 “High School Students Test Their Skills at CalU Robotics Competition” KDKA TV Pittsburgh link
      • February 27, 2015 “Teen from Fox Chapel Area High School wins computing award” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette link
      • January 22, 2015 “LEGO Robotics Competition at La Roche Challenges Kids” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette link
      • January 16, 2015 “For Girls of Steel Building Robots is a Team Sport”  WESA radio 90.5 FM link
      • January 9, 2015 “The story of Atlas, FRC Team #3504 Girls of Steel” Robohub.org link
      • January 7, 2015 “Pine-Richland Middle School robotics team firing on all cylinders” Trib Live link


      • November 13, 2014 “‘Big Hero 6’ movie origin story found in Pittsburgh” Trib Live link
      • November 10, 2014 Disney’s “Big Hero 6,” Talks at Google link
      • November 5, 2014 “Heroes in the Making.” Makezine.com link
      • October 27, 2014 “Meet the Teen Girls Busting the Biggest Stereotype in Science and Tech” Mic.com link
      • October 15, 2014 “25 Women in Robotics You Need to Know About (2014)” Robohub.org link
      • September 27, 2014 “Coopertition in Pittsburgh” (video by the Droids) link
      • September 10, 2014 “Robotics club gets OK from Pine Richland” (Trib Live) link
      • August 15, 2014 “Girls of Steel: Proud to be From Pittsburgh” (WPXI) link
      • July 23, 2014 “Planting the Seed: Local Organizations Create Opportunities for Girls in STEM” (POP City) link
      • June 28, 2014 “Mission:STARTup Something” link
      • June 19, 2014 “FIRST 2014 Photo Essay: Girls of Steel Back in St. Louis”  link
      • May 13, 2014 “Girls of Steel Robotics – We Can Do It.” (Technology.org) link
      • May 3, 2014 “Girls of Steel Robotics” (Radio Disney Backyard Show)
      • April 25, 2014 “World Robotics Competition In St. Louis” (KSDK) link
      • April 25, 2014 “Girl Power On Display at World Robotics Competition in St. Louis” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, front page) link
      • April 24, 2014 “Girls of Steel Helps Construct Autodesk Robot and Vies at National FIRST Robotics Competition” (Technology.org) link
      • April 23, 2014 “Girls of Steel helps Construct Autodesk Robot and Vies at National FIRST Robotics Competition” (Carnegie Mellon University) link
      • April 22, 2014 “Girls of Steel Headed to World Championships” (The Ellis School website) link
      • April 18, 2014 “What is FRC?” (FIRST Youtube) link
      • April 10, 2014 “Girls of Steel Robotics: We Can Do It!” (Phys.Org) link
      • April 8, 2014 “No Brats Here: FIRST Students are Bright and Earnest” (Machine Design website) link
      • April 8, 2014 “Groups for Girls & Women in Tech” (Twitter) link
      • April 8, 2014 “Women in Tech: The Missing Force” (TedX) link
      • April 1, 2014 “Girls of Steel Club Qualifies for Final Round of Robotic Championships” (CBS Pittsburgh) link
      • March 26, 2014 “Six Weeks to Build a Robot: A FIRST Photo Essay” (Robohub.org) link
      • March 21, 2014 “Hundreds Competing in Varsity Sport For the Mind” (FOX8.com) link
      • March, 2014 “Girls of Steel Robotics: We Can Do It!” (Expo21xx) link
      • March 15, 2014 “YES: Girls of Steel Robotics Team” (Neighborhoodvoices.org) link
      • February 28, 2014 “EVE: An Ultimate Frisbee Playing Robot” (Robohub.org) link
      • February 19, 2014 “Girls of Steel are My New Engineering Role Models” (Solidworks Teacher Blog) link
      • January 18, 2014 “YES: Girls of Steel Robotics Team.” Saturday Light Brigade. (Neighborhoodvoices.org) link


      • December 28, 2013 “YES: Girls of Steel Robotics Team.” Saturday Light Brigade. (Neighborhoodvoices.org) link
      • October 1, 2013 “Spotlights: Look how the Girls of Steel got hooked on robotics.” FIRST Newsletter. (usFIRST.org)
      • September 27, 2013 “Mentors of Steel: The role of mentoring in robotics education” Robohub. (Robohub.org) link
      • September 26, 2013 “Getting into the Drivers Seat: Girls of Steel tell us how they got hooked on robotics”. Robohub. (Robohub.org) link 
      • September 11, 2013 “Plum teen undertakes robotics project for Gold Award” Trib Review (triblive.com) link
      • August 23, 2013 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania! SparkTruck blog post link
      • August 9, 2013 “Tech Creations Find a Home At the Pittsburgh Minimaker Faire at the Children’s Museum.” Trib Review (triblive.com)link
      • July 5, 2013 “The Girls of Steel in the trenches of the FIRST Championships” Robothub. (Robohub.org) link
      • April 4, 2013 “Lynn Urbina on FIRST, Watson and the Girls of Steel” Robohub. (Robohub.org) link
      • March 10, 2013 “CV’s ‘Girls of Steel’ Join in Robotics Competition”(ChartiersValley.patch.com)link
      • January 5, 2013 “Regional FRC Practice Field sponsored by the Girls of Steel #3504 and CMU.” Pittsburgh FIRST. (PittsburghFIRST.org) Web.
      • January 5, 2013  “Regional FRC Practice Field sponsored by the Girls of Steel #3504 and CMU.” Steel City Robotics Alliance (steelcityrobotics.org) Web.


      • December 1, 2012 Sheridan, Patricia. “Women and Girls Foundation host event at the August Wilson Center.” Pittsburgh Post-gazette.com. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Web.
      • November 13, 2012 Chynoweth, Nicole. “Girls of Steel Robotics Prepares to Compete.” Point Park News Service. Web. link
      • October 23, 2012 “Video Tour of Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire 2012” The MAKESHOP Show. Web. A photo of the team at the Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire and a video of Rachel Round interviewed by Kid maker Kristin for TheMAKESHOP Show. link
      • October 1, 2012 “Women and Girls Foundation honors men for the first time.” Women and Girls Foundation of Western Pennsylvania. (wgfpa.org) Web.
      • May 2, 2012 “Girls of steel Robotics Team competes at Rebound Rumble international competition in St Louis” MyEllis. The Ellis School. Web.
      • January 2, 2012 “Rookie Resources Website from Team 3504, the Girls of Steel” Steel City Robotics Alliance(steelcityrobotics.org). Web.



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