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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.


27301B - Girl Powered!


Our team has a lot of talented people and they're all different in their own ways. We've found that in VEX we all have similar ambitions. Each one of those aspirations requires STEM. As a result, we've been using VEX as a stepping stone and have been helping each other along the way. Here are all the ways that show that 27301B is Girl Powered!

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Girl Powered: Leveling the Playing Field


How 7983R is Leveling the Playing Field in Robotics

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What Girl Power Means to 7035E


Our essay is about what Girl Power means to us, and how we work to implement it on our team. It's written by Leia Spagnola and Keziah Speed, and revised and edited by the other members of our team.

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Redefining the Face of STEM


Redwood Robotics is a middle school student run organization built on a foundation of teamwork, perseverance, and love of robotics. All the students here are extremely dedicated and hardworking. In just 2 short years, we have grown into a club that not only strives to be better, but extends a helping hand to those in need of it. In the following years, we hope that what started as a small after-school group will continue to improve and thrive as the cycle of old members teaching new members continues.

Although this club is great in many ways, we are still working on encouraging...

Girl Powered in Mbaracayu forest


Our Girl Powered event in the Mbaracayu Forest Nature Reserve 

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Robotics Without Borders


This essay encompasses Mater Lakes Academy's 91104C team's story of diversity which helped the team prosper.

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Girl Powered in Mbaracayu forest


 These photos show several mixed feelings and moments that I had with robotics the first photo for me means relaxation and or better than it exists, sitting in front of the PC and programming is the most beautiful thing there can be and that I do every day with robotics , learn new things, investigate and delve deeper into the field of science and technology and look for our strategies and solutions to improve various things in everyday life. The second photo means a lot to me, the first competition in which I participated with the team I feel nervous and so many inexplicable feelings...

Girl Powered in Mbaracayu forest


 While we were working in the robotics workshop, we received a group of students from the Heroes del Chaco institution as a visit We commented on how are the competitions and online Challenges, they were delighted and wanted to know more

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A New Potential


It all started with one:
All it takes is one girl. One girl to show the others what’s possible; one girl to open
the doors.

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Dear Ellison: An open letter to a girl who has...


Thanks for being the best team captain I could have ever asked for this
year. Thanks for being girl powered and leading the way; defying
stereotypes and maintaining kindness, but not letting yourself be
walked over by the boys who haven’t figured out how capable you, and
every female robotics student, really are. I look forward to the
upcoming competitions with our team- whatever new shape it takes
through this year.

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