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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.

Entries

 

Rumble in the Robo World

thecla.uriyo@gmail.com

There is a rumble in the robo world! Read this special edition to learn more!

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Robotics Girl Powered!!!!

PowerPandas

We love the idea of Girl-Powered and what it stands for. Go GIRL POWERED!

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Girl powered means my team empowers me

Nicknickchu101

My Girl Powered Journey through VEX IQ Robotics

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Robotics Girl Powered

yogi78682

We are 78682C from Daves Creek Elementary from Cumming, GA. Here is our submission for the Girl Powered Essay - Online Challenge.

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Breaking the Gender Gap in STEM

sharvani.vadlamani@gmail.com

Over the years, there has been a steady increase in girls participating in STEM related fields.  Our robotics team, 750S, demonstrates some of the key ideas in the “girl powered” initiative. Every member on our team actively contributes towards creating a more inclusive and diverse environment in order to positively impact the overall process of designing, constructing, and programming our robot. 

When we hear the phrase “girl powered”, our minds immediately jump to robotics. To us, girl powered means to put yourself out...