First Name

Madison

Last Name

K.

Bio

Madison is the Team Captain and founding member of the all-girl robotics team, the RoboChicks. In her seven years as Captain of the RoboChicks, Madison has found her passion in engineering leading her to aspire to become a Mechatronics Engineer. Madison is currently attending Gwinnett Technical College as a dual enrolled student majoring in Engineering Technology. She hopes to ultimately use her engineering degree to become an inventor to create green energy and sustainability solutions. Madison is also a Girl Scout that lives up to the Girl Scout Law by combining STEM and Community Service through sharing robotics with young students all over the Metro-Atlanta area. She has logged over 150 hours and reached over 40,000 people this school year exhibiting at STEM Expos, holding STEM trainings for the Girl Scouts FIRST FLL, FIRST FLL Jr. Teams and multiple events with the RoboChicks Team. She also writes grants to cover the cost to Coach Seaperch Teams and host Girl STEM Parties in the summer. To continue the RoboChicks legacy, Madison has secured funding to officially start the RoboChicks Second Generation (R2G), a younger all-girls robotics team at the Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA. When Madison is not doing something with one of her robotics teams, you can find her working with engineers from AT&T to create technological devices to help make sports accessible to the visually impaired. Madison has been named an "Everyday Young Hero'" by Youth Services America for all of her efforts to bring more girls into STEAM. Madison is also an active member of the Women in Technology WIT Girls Program. Through WIT, Madison had the opportunity to participate in the Behind the Scenes, Job Shadow, and Career Immersion Programs at some of the biggest Corporations in Atlanta. Last year, Madison was nominated as WIT Girl of the Year Finalist winning a monetary scholarship, a laptop, and a mobile phone. This school year Madison started a Girls Who Code Club at her online school signing up 135 new members with hopes of expanding the program Nationally on the Connection Academy online platform. https://www.theatlantavoice.com/articles/atlanta-teen-madison-kenney-seeks-empowers-young-girls-through-stem-robotics/ http://www.cbs46.com/story/38101954/teen-robotics-instructor-seeks-to-break-barriers-inspire-others https://ysa.org/everyday-young-hero-madison-kenney/