As part of the workshop, girls in years 4 and 5 got to learn how to program a robot.
University of WA Robogals president Angela Dalstra said it was important for schools to get girls involved in engineering.
“We target the girls in years 4 and 5 because they are still interested,” she said.
“The older girls are not really keen to take part in a robotics class.”
Ms Dalstra said gender stereotypes can make girls reluctant to take part in a robotics class.
“If we say it’s a robotics class for everyone the girls won’t come, but if we say it’s a robotics class for girls they will,” she said.
Robogals is run by students and aims to get schoolgirls interested in engineering from a young age. The long-term goal of the project is to increase female enrolment in engineering, science and technology courses at universities.