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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

 

Girl Powered

Southbots7225F

My team and how girls have important roles in helping us succeed.

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Programmers in Plaid Girl Powered Challenge

DuchesneRobotics

Please enjoy our mission impossible themed girl powered entry!!! Made with Powtoon.

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Girl Power Awakens

Roguebots

From then to now, how girl power has shaped the world we live in today and where can we take it from here and taking inspiration from those that were brave enough in the past to open the doors for us.

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A Lasting Impact

531694@kernhigh.org

The lasting impact 7983W has had with girls in robotics. 

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Strong like a Girl

Southbots7225F

This is a summary of how strong girls are and how much they can accomplish.

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Engineering Female Empowerment in STEM

Nimick

Our essay, Engineering Female Empowerment in STEM, discusses what girl power means to us, how diversity effects our design and chemistry, and how female role models help inspire us to pursue a career in engineering. 

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7035S Girl Powered

Nimick

What do you think the statement Girl Powered mean? To find out the worlds view on women empowerment read this essay over here! There are so many oppertunities for women in the world but the haven't been fully accepted as engineers. For centeries, powerful women have been paving the path to women empowerment so we can reach equality. Lets go ladies!

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Girls Takeover

Nimick

There are many ways girls can get into the engineering and robotics world. 

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The Unity of Girl Powered, Regardless of Who You...

2021waytahan@isd47.org

   The Unity of Girl Powered, Regardless of Who You Are is from the perspective of girl powered each person had their own definitions and their own ideas of what it could mean. There is no right or wrong way for what it means. The real question for what “Girl Power” is what does it mean on the robotics team. On the basis of experience, girl powered itself and who they stand up to. 
 

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