Visitation School students recognized for achievements in robotics

Two Visitation School students have been recognized for their achievements in robotics by Target Women in Science and Technology (TWIST). Senior Abby Libbesmeier of West St. Paul and junior Bridget Logeais of Roseville, along with 23 other young women from area schools, will receive TWIST EPIC Awards, which honor young women in the Twin Cities who have demonstrated engagement, passion, innovation and curiosity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Libbesmeier and Logeais are members of Visitation’s award-winning Robettes, the state’s first all-girls robotics team. Every year, teams from across the country build and program industrial-sized robots to be used in competitions held by FIRST Robotics; this spring the Robettes advanced to the championship in their competition season and also earned a spot at the FIRST World Championships in St. Louis, Missouri.

The EPIC Award winners and their guests — parents and educators — were honored at a ceremony at Target Plaza Commons on Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis on Oct. 13. Winners will also receive mentorship from Target team members, and participate in job shadowing and networking events. Libbesmeier and Logeais were nominated for the award by science and technology professionals who serve as the Robettes volunteer mentors.


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