Four Assets High School students represented the Assets Robotics Team as they received 25 ChromeBooks, power drills, 3D printer filaments, and other materials donated by Girls Who Code (GWC) in partnership with cybersecurity company Trellix. Emily '25, Kelli Ann '25, Leilei '25 and Kehea '25 provided a 15-minute robotics presentation and robot demonstration at the Trellix conference before more than 300 Trellix employees. Our students were recognized for their hard work, and Trellix CEO Bryan Palma personally thanked them for their time.
"The students’ presentation was excellent! They are smart, poised, very mature, and passionate about robotics,” said Bryan Palma, Trellix CEO. “We wanted to give back to the community and are so impressed with Assets School’s robotics program.”
The donation is estimated to be valued at more than $7,000. Assets was the only school invited to present during the conference. The parents of our students beamed with pride watching their daughters on stage. “I think for Kelli Anne, it brought out her creativity,” said Lisa Cabanada. “This is so much beyond anything we ever imagined. This is a super donation from Trellix and Girls Who Code. We are so grateful.”
Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization which aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science by equipping young women with the necessary computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. They most recently partnered with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to develop pathways for young women to pursue careers in cybersecurity and technology. This partnership focuses to tackle diversity disparities by heightening the awareness of cybersecurity and technology careers and working with employers to build tangible pathways for young women, especially young women of color, to get hands-on experience in the private sector and the non-profit sector or government.
Learn more about Assets Robotics Sponsors here.