Girl power in robotics

Brooklyn Currents | 11/15/2015 | 0 comments

An all-girls robotics team hopes to strike gold at a junkyard in Brooklyn.

Fourth graders from the Lego robotics team at PS 58 in Carroll Gardens are preparing for a national competition focused on waste management.

The girls toured the Progressive Waste Solutions garbage transfer station in Red Hook.

And they got to see where the trash from their school goes, and what's it's made of.

"People throw away things that they don't need to throw away but they can recycle," said one student. "But a lot of people don't recycle, but they should."

"They actually are very bright girls," said Don Kerik, district manager of the facility. "They were hitting me with questions that were astounding. They basically saw the way their wet waste is handled and transferred from one truck to another then removed to a landfill." 

The team will use their insight from the tour to help design a more efficient machine that can transport waste.

                        From NY1

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