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VEX IQ 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 VEX IQ 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 VEX IQ Challenge team. The benefit of having a diverse team becomes apparent through your individual stories.



Girl Powered at an all-boys' school - Team 4270C


As an all-boys' school in Honolulu, Hawaii, we know about Girl Powered! 

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Girl Power Project: Glenkirk Elementary: Golden...


Girl Power Project

What being "Girl Powered" means to our (all girl) team. 

By Katie, Anna, Mara, and Laura

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2020 985E Girl Powered


985E RoboDragons Girl Powered Entry



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What its like to be girl powered

This powerpoint highlights what it means to us to be girl-powered in our robotics program. We think girls can engineeer and create robots just as well or even better than boys can and we explain some of the ways we do.

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The true meaning of being Girl Powered


Girl powered means a lot to us and we think we can empower many people with this essay.  Girls are strong and we want them to know that. Girls can do anything boys can do and be anything they want to be.  We hope you like reading our essay as much as we liked writing it and as much as we like being part of our robotics team.  Thanks for reading!

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Girl Powered Online Challenge Essay from Lady...


Our team, Lady Pirates, is a brand new middle school team of 8 girls. This essay was written by one of our Lady Pirates, Emma Doyle. We hope you enjoy reading our Girl Powered story!

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Maker - Must's Girls

We are the 36908C Maker - Must Team. 

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