Inside the 17th Annual FIRST Annual Robotics Competition
At the FIRST Robotics Competition, three all-female teams are helping to rewire a male-dominated profession.
By Sara Sugarman
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the May 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Victoria Luckenbill, age 14 (second row, far right): "Math and science are my favorite subjects. Originally, I wanted to go into psychology, but then I started robotics and realized, 'Hey, I get to build stuff—yay!'"
Michelle Grau, age 17 (second row, third from left): "These competitions are the only times I see lines at the men's rest rooms and none at the women's."