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VRC Girl Powered Online Challenge Sponsored by Google

Girl Powered is an initiative to redefine the face of STEM by creating a more inclusive environment for all students within the robotics community. Together, with the support of the entire community, we strive to encourage equal participation of young women and men in competitive robotics. We want to use this challenge to show the robotics community at large just what it means to be a Girl Powered VRC Challenge team!

Things to keep in mind for a successful submission:

  • When you hear the phrase, Girl Powered, what comes to mind? How is it reflected in your team’s approach to robotics?
  • Share how your team took initiative to create a more inclusive environment that attracts a diverse group of students.
  • Share how each team member tried various roles on the team (designing, building, driving, programming, strategy, awards, etc.). Explain what you learned through this experience.
  • How do you believe diversity of perspective changes your robot design, your team chemistry, and even your ability to succeed?
  • Who is your STEM role model and why? Does this person inspire you to have a more inclusive team/program? How?

We want compelling, engaging stories that give us insight into how you’ve taken the Girl Powered initiative and incorporated it into your experience on a VRC Challenge team. The benefit of having a diverse team becomes apparent through your individual stories.

Entries

 

Don't Forget To Breathe

abelk0556@greenvilleschools.us

Thank you for reading about Don't Forget To Breathe's Girl Powered journey through high school robotics!

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Girls Run the World

kpommerening@potomacschool.org

We are team 12B, an all-girls team from The Potomac School in McLean, Virginia. Throughout our years in robotics, we have experienced subtle sexism at various competitions and events that have opened our eyes to the difficulties associated with being a woman in STEM. We hope to make an impact on girls in STEM with our various outreach activities and inspire those around us. In this PDF, we discuss our ups and downs over the years as women in STEM and how those struggles have helped us grow to become the confident, girl-powered team we are today. 

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Breaking the Glass Ceiling

thevexens@gmail.com

We are 3631V the Vexens and we are a porud girl powered team!!

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Our Girl Powered Team

divyakuruba06@gmail.com

We are 6096E. A team from Stone Hill Middle School. We are comprised mainly of girls. This is our story. 

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Our Girl Powered Team

divyakuruba06@gmail.com

We are 6096E. A team from Stone Hill Middle School. We are comprised mainly of girls. This is our story. 

Read more

 

Our Girl Powered Team

divyakuruba06@gmail.com

We are 6096E. A team from Stone Hill Middle School. We are comprised mainly of girls. This is our story. 

Read more

 

Our Girl Powered Team

divyakuruba06@gmail.com

We are 6096E. A team from Stone Hill Middle School. We are comprised mainly of girls. This is our story. 

Read more

 

Our Girl Powered Team

divyakuruba06@gmail.com

We are 6096E. A team from Stone Hill Middle School. We are comprised mainly of girls. This is our story. 

Read more

 

Our Girl Powered Team

divyakuruba06@gmail.com

We are 6096E. A team from Stone Hill Middle School. We are comprised mainly of girls. This is our story. 

Read more

 

Our Girl Powered Team

divyakuruba06@gmail.com

We are 6096E. A team from Stone Hill Middle School. We are comprised mainly of girls. This is our story. 

Read more