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VEX IQ Challenge 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 has taken initiative to create a more inclusive environment that attracts a diverse group of students.
  • Share how each team member has tried various roles on the team (everything from designing, to building, 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 will become apparent through your individual stories.

Entries

 

Girl Powered Challenge: Not Another Hundred Years

LEgan24

Hi, we are team 11442N from Hewitt Robotics. We are an all girl team. We hope this entry inspires you.

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VEXCELLENT

srinisav

WOULD LIKE TO REGISTER 47M FOR GIRL POWERED COMPETITION SINCE THIS TEAM HAS 3 GIRLS OUT OF A TEAM OF 4.

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Girl Powered

ErrorQueen123

Citi Gals: All girl robotics team in Jacksonville Florida sponsored by Citi.

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Girls on a Mission

Vexotics

"Optimism is the faith, that leads to achievement" - Adya and Sonya's journey to show the world that girls can do anything when they come together!!

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We Have Girl Power! What's Your Superpower?

michelle.courtney@lamarcountyschools.org

MEANWHILE.. IN MISSISSIPPI THERE WERE THREE DIVERSE SUPERHEROES. THEY USED THEIR DIVERSITY TO WORK TOGETHER TO OVERCOME CHALLENGES. THEY WERE DIVERSE BECAUSE OF THE DIFFERENT ABILITIES (SUPERPOWERS) THEY EACH HAD. THEY JOINED TOGETHER TO BECOME THE AQUABOTS, AN ALL-GIRLS ROBOTICS TEAM, TO SAVE THE WORLD, ONE DAY AT A TIME…..

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Girl Powered

913160881@bryantschools.org

                         Girl Power

          By: Tara Knoble, Olivia Pyler, Kymia                   Riggins, and Talona Sprawling    

     Hey! It’s Tara, Olivia, Kymia, and Talona. Tara is a 4th grader, and Olivia, Kymia, and Talona are 5th graders. How we each found...
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Girl Powered Pike County AR

melissa.cornish@rattlers.org

            Do you have what it takes to play like a girl? Well we do, in our 7th Grade Girl Powered VEX IQ Team in Murfreesboro, Arkansas. Our team is comprised of three girls and one boy and he is only with us because the boy’s team had too many people. Our team has great communication skills and work well together to learn about robotics. This has been our first year with VEX IQ Robotics being offered at the school and we have taken the bull or controller by the horns to be the best we can...


 

Women and Our Power to Change

biabaldini

‘Jobs for girls and jobs for boys’. This has been taught to us since childhood. It’s not a problem of our school, but a cultural, patriarchal and sexist one. We realized that a girl can and should break the barriers, and represent the movement of participation of the students in the field of robotics. Therefore, the Girl Powered appeared. It is not just the name of a movement that is popular nowadays, but the need to include and match the boys' knowledge and skills with the girls’ as well.

When we started practicing, we invited everyone at our school,...


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