For the past 10 years, high school students from the Columbus School for Girls (CSG) have teamed up with engineering students from The Ohio State University (OSU) to design and build a competition robot.

For the past 10 years, high school students from the Columbus School for Girls (CSG) have teamed up with engineering students from The Ohio State University (OSU) to design and build a competition robot.

They spend their winter evenings and weekends working toward the final goal of competing in the FIRST Robotics competition, one that includes 49 regional events and one national event, involving over 2,000 other high-school teams.

The FIRST program brings together the nation's leading companies and universities in a united effort to introduce young minds to the wonders of science, technology and engineering. During a six-week "Build Season" in January and February, the high school girls and their engineering student mentors work together to completely design, build, test, and ship the robot.

The team then travels to one or two competitions where the autonomous and remote-controlled robot competes against other teams from around the world.