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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

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

   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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Holland's Girl Power Documentary

TLau316

This is our submition for the girl powered VEX competion for 2020.

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Breaking Barriers with Girl Power

thatnovallynstars

Written by all of the members of Team 1868Z, this essay describes how the girls on our team have come together through VEX robotics. As an all-girl team, we work to overcome gender steroetypes as we develop our engineering skills and grow our confidence. We want to share this empowerment with other girls and hope that our story will inspire them to explore what being part of a VEX robotics team can do for them.

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Journey to Becoming Girl Engineers!

yaresly.256236

The PDF is attached for the online challende. 

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Girl Powered: "Towering" and "Taking Over"

VanAnhN

The Girl Powered initiative has inspired 2496J to partake in the movement and help girls on our team (and the program as a whole) take an interest in the STEM fields, learn, and have fun! Through collaboration and exploration, girls are able to “takeover” not only this year’s game, but also occupy major roles within the team itself! 

Team Number: 2496J

Entrants: VanAnh Nguyen, Jessica Dai, Vianna Seifi, Hailey Park, Bradley Okajima, Jeffrey Han, Ethan Yee, Jeff Le

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Girl Power is a Superpower

emmajungyj

As an all-girls team, girl powered has a special place in our hearts. For us, girl powered means being treated and thought of equally regardless of our gender! I hope our powerpoint showcases the importance girl powered has in our team! 

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From None To One

aj81662

1669Y is a small all-girls team from Milpitas, California. We are part of Milpitas Xtreme Robotics, the Milpitas High School robotics team. This essay is about our team and how we are Girl Powered.

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2919X VRC Girl Powered Online Challenge

46377

From two girls who loves programming and engineering:

Our team 2919X is a pure girl team with only two members. Tower Takeover(2019~2020) is the first Vex Robotics competition we have ever contributed. We participated in many VEX Robotics scrimmages to develop our understanding of the game and ideas to build our robot. Although we are new and are not perfect, we will still prove that girls are as capable as others as long as we try hard enough.

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Why Girl Powered?

harini

Why Girl Powered? Being the only girl on my team for the past 2 years has made me understand the importance of Girl Power in robotics. I am excited to further explain my experience, learnings and stories in this document. Thanks for giving me this opprtunity to share my thoughts about girls in the STEM field!

 

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Time to Take Over - Girl Force Robotics Style

nirusuravarjjala

“9% of leadership roles in engineering are made up of women” (Society of Women Engineers). Statistics show that there is a substantially low number of girls in the STEM field. On 5327E, we try our very best to make our team an inclusive environment that allows all team members, regardless of their gender, to contribute to our team. Some of these contributions include programming, documenting, building, designing, and computer-aided design. In our entry, we explain how our team strives to create a diverse engineering experience that allows members to learn and develop...


 

The Tales Of Eight Heroines and Their Robotics...

2602G-GOATs

We are 2602 G-GOATs (Greatest Girls Of All Time) from Hopkinton High School (Hopkinetics Club), MA. We're one of the first all-girl teams at our school, and this is our story. 

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My Journey into STEM through Vex

kaylandmorris

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

TeamReconnecting

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

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

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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