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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

 

My Journey into STEM through Vex

kaylandmorris@gmail.com

The story of how I became involved and engaged in our robotics club, and how our diversity effects us. Entrant: Kayland Morris Team: 44012D

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Girl Power 1481F

TeamThunderbots

We are a team of all girls from Gainesville Middle school. We are a combination of 6th and 7th graders who believe in themselves, teamwork, and girl power. We can do EVERYTHING that we put our minds too!

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The Strength of Girl Power

nccamarybaka@gmail.com

In our submition, we hope to describe the ways our team incorporates the "girl-powered" message in our competitive robotics program. 

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Girl Powered in Mbaracayu forest

Laugo27032002

This video presents the robotics team called "Ecobot" in which various activities are demonstrated from photos and invites you to be more encouraged to experience this sensational education
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Girl Powered in Mbaracayu forest

Laugo27032002

Brief story Powered girl from a team of girls
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Girl Powered in Mbaracayu forest

Laugo27032002

Brief story Powered girl from a team of girls
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Girl Powered in Mbaracayu forest

Laugo27032002

Brief story Powered girl from a team of girls
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A Letter To Women Everywhere

sbhsrobotics750@gmail.com

Dear Every Woman Who Defied the Odds,

If it were not for the amazing, intelligent women in STEM like Grace Hopper or Maryan Mirzakhani, many of the girls in more recent generations would be disregarded and neglected in STEM fields. Every single one of those inspirational figures greatly impacted the way the world interprets “girl power” and “integrity.” Currently, girl power is defined as a term used in reference to an attitude of independence, confidence, and empowerment among young women. However, the meaning behind girl power is a lot more specific and...


 

200G: In a League of Our Own

Jaya-Roy-200

Leaside High Schools first all girls VEX robotics team, we are here to challenge the stigma surrounding all-girls robotics teams!

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Girls 'n' Bots

oliroso

  Girls ‘n’ Bots outlines the struggles and victories that these three girls have dealt with to be where they are today. Although 9181X is not an all-girls-team, they want the same as all-girls-teams, for everyone to be treated equally, no matter what the gender. While they all had their own challenges, there is one thing that these girls have learned, change for gender equality will not happen on its own; strong, smart and beautiful women like themselves are needed to make the change one step at a time.

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