We'll Miss You.

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Lydia Kedzierski.

On Saturday, November 19th, Lydia Kedzierski, coach, mentor, mother and friend of GENIUS passed away due to complications from a brain aneurysm that burst on November 5th.

She will be missed dearly.

The Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta has set up a scholarship fund for Girl Scout robotics teams in honor of our coach. Memorial Contributions to the fund can be made here. Thank you for supporting girls in robotics.

Lydia Kedzierski was passionate about encouraging girls to be confident and active in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). ...We are deeply saddened by Lydia’s passing, but we celebrate her hard work and legacy by championing the activity she was most passionate about: Robotics for Girls. Please join us in honoring her and creating the next generation of women who work, play and succeed with STEM.

you're team was amazing and

you're team was amazing and it wouldn't have happened without her. You all will be in my prayers!

*huge hug*

I am so sorry for you guys. Lydia was so sweet and full of energy when we talked. I can only imagine the impact this is having on you. Know that we here in MI are thinking of you.

Miss you coach

We all miss you dearly coach K. I feel so glad as to have known you and been on the team with you as our coach. You taught me so much and I feel honored to call you my coach.
I would never have gotten to be on this team and have had so many wonderful experiences without her. I miss you coach K.



I am so sorry GENIUS! From what Annika has told me, you're team was amazing and it wouldn't have happened without her. You all will be in my prayers!



I'm going to miss Coach Lydia so much... She'd been such an inspiration to me. She was such an awesome person and so caring-- always putting us before herself.
There are so many things that I would never have experienced if not for her-- people I would never have met, things I would never have done, things I would never have dreamed of........
I'm so thankful and proud that I knew such an amazing person like her, and I'm going to miss her dearly.



Goodbye Coach Lydia, you once said you were like a coach mom and sister to everyone on the team. That could not have been more true. We wouldn't have made it to worlds, or even be a team without you. I feel grateful to have known you and will miss you.


That's really sad...

I'll be praying for you guys and for her family.

I am so saddened to learn of

I am so saddened to learn of Lydia's passing. She was a great coach and advocate for Genius and I know that all of us at CATEA will miss her.

Susan Perlman
CATEA at Georgia Tech