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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

 

Error 404 : Working Together With C.H.E.P

ycho1458

Read about Error 404 and what Girl Powered means to us.

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Our Girl Powered Initiative

alex.tjellesen

Here is team 96671X's entry to the 2020 VRC Girl Powered Online Challenge. In the entry, we discuss our definition, our story, and our goals involving the Girl Powered Initiative. We hope to inspire everyone around us to be Girl Powered!

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NPHS is Girl Powered

899A

This is our story! Please take a look at some snapshots of our club and gain some insight on what our team is all about!

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Girl Powered: A Journey, A Dream, A Change

MadMax007007

Girl Powered, an initiative able to assist countless numbers of girls within the STEM industry become more confident about entering the field whilst teaching the masses to be accepting of everyone that enters the STEM world. For nobody should be judged by their physical attributes, but by the content of one's character. So now, we look through the eyes of three students who have experienced the initiative first hand. We see this as an opportunity to not only respect each other as equals, but to bond over our differences. For that is what Girl Powered truly means to us. 

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Indomitus Girl Powered

vestaviarobots

We are team 35216A. There are 4 girls on our team. Everyone on our team work hard to improve our team's design, build, code, and notebook. Our team is made up of two 7th grade girls, and two 6th. We are the only all-girls team in our school, but we encourage more females to join STEM. We taught many young girls about robotics in our Girl Scout Project. In our essay we show how Girl Powered has been portrayed in our team throughout the season, and take you through our whole Girl Powered Robotics journey. 

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Redefining the Future of STEM

KatieGuise

Making sure the future of STEM is as inclusive as possible is important for our team and overall program. This entry outlines the steps we've taken to make this happen, as well as the programs we've started that align with this goal.

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Through Her Eyes

SLSharkbots

Being in vex means that we have to learn to accept others and also learn how to work with them based on their strengths and weaknesses. If girls set their minds to it, they can accomplish so much in the endless world of STEAM. We hope that we can be an inspiration to girls so that they aren’t limited to what the world believes. We hope that they choose what they believe.

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Girl Power

veronicathompson

Team 99142A's submission for the VEX Girl Power Online Challenge.

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1727Z: Seeing STEM Through a Different Lens

NW_1727Z

In this entry, we take you through the journey our team has taken to get here today, and how the things we noticed in our club, as well as the STEM field, have shaped us to embrace and advocate for an all-inclusive, diverse, and supportive Girl Powered VEX Program.

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Don't Forget To Breathe

abelk0556

Thank you for reading about Don't Forget To Breathe's Girl Powered journey through high school robotics!

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Girls Run the World

kpommerening

We are team 12B, an all-girls team from The Potomac School in McLean, Virginia. Throughout our years in robotics, we have experienced subtle sexism at various competitions and events that have opened our eyes to the difficulties associated with being a woman in STEM. We hope to make an impact on girls in STEM with our various outreach activities and inspire those around us. In this PDF, we discuss our ups and downs over the years as women in STEM and how those struggles have helped us grow to become the confident, girl-powered team we are today. 

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Breaking the Glass Ceiling

thevexens

We are 3631V the Vexens and we are a porud girl powered team!!

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Our Girl Powered Team

divyakuruba06

We are 6096E. A team from Stone Hill Middle School. We are comprised mainly of girls. This is our story. 

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Our Girl Powered Team

divyakuruba06

We are 6096E. A team from Stone Hill Middle School. We are comprised mainly of girls. This is our story. 

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Our Girl Powered Team

divyakuruba06

We are 6096E. A team from Stone Hill Middle School. We are comprised mainly of girls. This is our story. 

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Our Girl Powered Team

divyakuruba06

We are 6096E. A team from Stone Hill Middle School. We are comprised mainly of girls. This is our story. 

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Our Girl Powered Team

divyakuruba06

We are 6096E. A team from Stone Hill Middle School. We are comprised mainly of girls. This is our story. 

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Our Girl Powered Team

divyakuruba06

We are 6096E. A team from Stone Hill Middle School. We are comprised mainly of girls. This is our story. 

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Our Girl Powered Team

divyakuruba06

We are 6096E. A team from Stone Hill Middle School. We are comprised mainly of girls. This is our story. 

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Our Girl Powered Team

divyakuruba06

We are 6096E. A team from Stone Hill Middle School. We are comprised mainly of girls. This is our story. 

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Our Girl Powered Team

divyakuruba06

We are 6096E. A team from Stone Hill Middle School. We are comprised mainly of girls. This is our story. 

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Our Girl Powered Team

divyakuruba06

We are 6096E. A team from Stone Hill Middle School. We are comprised mainly of girls. This is our story. 

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Our Girl Powered Team

divyakuruba06

We are 6096E. A team from Stone Hill Middle School. We are comprised mainly of girls. This is our story. 

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5327Z Girl Powered

gfr5327z

This is what girl powered means to 5327Z.

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