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Mayfield is home to two all-girls robotics teams

Our award-winning #robotmakers are recognized as model FTC teams

In a breakthrough community partnership with the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles (GSGLA), Mayfield hosts two competitive FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics teams. The Rock N' Roll Robots (Team 25) and the Javabots (Team 5218) both design, build and test their engineering projects in a dedicated, 856 square-foot space on campus.
 

ABOUT OUR TEAMS

Founded in 2007, Rock N’ Roll Robots (#25) was the first GSGLA-sponsored FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team. A second team, Javabots (#5218), was formed in 2015, to accommodate more girls. FTC competitors build and program robots with advanced parts and learn many other skills such as community service, public speaking, and writing.

Our independent Girl Scout-affiliated community teams accept Girl Scouts from anywhere within the Greater Los Angeles region who are able to regularly attend meetings. Our members range from 7th to 12th grade and come from eight different school districts. There is no experience required to attend! The teams are led by a dedicated group of mentors, including engineers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

MEETING HOURS

Off-Season (May-Aug.)
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Active Season (Aug.-March)
Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
(Closer to competition days, we typically add Thursday and Friday evening meetings. Members also complete some tasks outside of meeting times.)

MEETING LOCATION

We meet on the beautiful campus of Mayfield Senior School, a Catholic, independent, all-girls high school, located at:

500 Bellefontaine Street
Pasadena, CA 91105

SUMMER CAMP

New members are highly encouraged to attend our student-organized summer camp to learn the basics of the hardware and software. The camp runs from August 7-9, 2020. 

PARENT INFORMATION

Due to Girl Scout safety regulations, parents are required to complete first aid/CPR training and chaperone for approximately 60 hours a year. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Tighe, Mayfield's Director of Innovation and Community Partnerships.

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Annie Tighe ’19 (Duke ’23)

“I joined the team with no real prior knowledge about robotics, but I allowed myself to dive right in and immerse myself in a world where I was learning incredible skills and meeting the coolest people ever!”

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    Melissa Tighe 

    Mathematics Instructor, Director of Innovation & Community Partnerships
    (626) 799-9121 ext. 270
Established in 1931, Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena, CA is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women grades 9-12. Noted for its rigorous academic program, which includes 21 Advanced Placement and Honors courses, Mayfield’s curriculum is underscored by a philosophy of educating the “whole child,” which also encourages commitment to and excellence in the arts, athletics, community service and spiritual growth. The nurturing environment at Mayfield Senior School allows each student to flourish in an atmosphere of personal attention.