VRC Promote Award Online Video Challenge
The Promote Award is presented to a VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) or VEX U team that has created and submitted an outstanding promotional video. The goal of this video is to help the team introduce itself in the community, to help recruit new students and mentors, and to gain support for the team. This video may be about the team, the program, the competition, the design and build process, the robot itself, or any theme the team believes can help promote its VEX Robotics program in their community.
Our Promote video highlights the VRC competition from our perspective—as an all-girls team. STEM-oriented careers and fields are largely male-dominated, and we seek to change that by creating an environment that is friendly for young women at our school. By using the valuable opportunities that VRC and VEX provide us, we seek to bring change to the biases and stereotypes in society.
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Over the past few years of being in VEX Robotics, we have gathered memories and learned important lessons. Using videos from years past, this video was created in quarantine by three of our team members. We hope to inspire people to join VEX by showing how the STEM skills, and the life skills, that you learn in robotics are invaluable and will not cease to be influential in the way you view problem-solving and the world as a whole.
Using our own original music and video editing skills, we filmed a video, featuring our Sammy whose name is Scott, for a showcase put on by the Home Educators Resource Center (HERC) in Bakersfield. Though the showcase has not yet taken place as of this submission, we plan to display our robot (Fred) and his capabilities, as well as show this video in the hopes of both gaining intrerest for VEX and STEM. We are all seniors, and as we are an independent team, we have no source of new members as a public school would. In the future, we hope to move our team into the wider homeschool...