Lady Cans fast Facts
Team Name: The Lady Cans Team Number: 2881
Location: Austin, Texas Rookie Season: 2009
Mission Statement: To introduce young women to
science, technology, engineering, and math principles
while developing their skills to be successful in a variety of careers.
Vision Statement: Empowering young women through experience in STEM to become future leaders and executives.
Team Motto: Ladies can, can you?
School/Youth Organization: Girl Scouts of Central Texas
The Story of PGBOP:
I bet you're wondering what PGBOP is. Everyone does because it's weird Lady Cans specific slang that nobody outside our team knows. Luckily for you, I'm writing this short article. PGBOP stands for Pink, Green, Blue, Orange, and Purple- all the duct tape colors we use on our bow ties and hats. We picked the ultra bright shades because our photographer was colorblind and couldn't tell which team he was taking pictures of without our vastly different shades setting us apart.
The History of Duck Tape:
During our first build season, Duck Tape began their product line in different colors. Since our 5 colors were also produced by Duck Tape we took the product and made it our own. Each team member decorates their own hat with Duck Tape, allowing us to be easily recognizable so people can go to "the person in the dragon hat" for help. Then, at competitions and demos, we leave a trail of the Duck Tape bows we make on all the people we meet, and we always have a roll of tape on hand.
Jessica, our Mascot:
When you hand a group of girls several rolls of different color Duck Tape they begin producing awesome products. Hand these same girls a computer and have them draw out a logo and one amazing mascot will be born. Combine the head of a robot with the duct tape dress, and you'll have Jessica (Originally a nameless robot girl). She had to wait a few years for us to finally settle on a name for her, but in 2013 she received the name "Jessica."
For more information, check out our 2018 Chairman's video.