The Unite Online Challenge Sponsored by Google
The Unite Online Challenge is an opportunity for students to engage in recognizing that they have the power to make a positive difference. VEX teams can become leaders of change by making their programs more inclusive and validate that learning about STEM is more important now than ever before.
The Unite Online Challenge will be awarded to schools or organizations that demonstrates why robotics needs to be inclusive and not exclusive and what they are doing to help.
Video should promote the school or organization and how you are working to promote inclusiveness in STEM. We want to see how your teams collaborate to enrich experiences for everyone. Share with us areas identified as exclusive, your plausible solution to changing that and your vision of an inclusive future.
This is a video about how my story led me to where I am today, which is a member of my school's robotics team. I started high school cheering 6 days a week until some unfortunate circumstances did not allow me to continue. Robotics gave me the opportunity to find myself again, even though it wasn't easy at the beginning.
We need to post a video on YouTube about our VEX IQ robot. We need to teach kids when they are little so that they can become like us. So we need to teach kids how to drive and control the robot. We need to come during study hall to be able to help them. We start with the easier robots then work up to more challenging robots. We start by building and setting up the robots so that we are able to code them. We enjoy showing the younger students and helping the kids in the learning hub and other students that want help. We want to challenge them so they know what to...
Hello, we are Redwood Robotics.
Coronavirus has affected almost everyone in the world, and our club is no exception. We cannot meet in-person everyday, practice on the same field, nor attend regular competitions. One activity that we especially cannot do, is our normal outreach. In any regular year, we would go out to elementary schools in our city, and demonstrate the functions of our robot, and introduce robotics. Yet because of Coronavirus restrictions, our club could not plan on doing any in-person outreach events.
Instead, we decided to...
Hi there, i’m Precious Olokode and i am a part of team 48466B. JagTech is an engineering team for Guion Creek Middle School. We have great members and teachers on the team who communicates and relate with each other to program and develop robots and machines.
In order to introduce the team to other students we made a video to let others know robotics is for everyone to join after the end of the pandemic.
To spread the word out we already have a JagTech canvas page which has information for being on the team, and on...
STEM should be inclusive, but girls who are passionate about STEM are still facing challenges due to there gender. We gathered together members of our community to create a video about empowering girls in STEM.
Team 62X: Andrew Eitner, Anika Iyer, Kensuke Shimojo, Karen Wu, Eric Yoon
Harvard-Westlake Upper School teams: 62A, 62B, 62G, 62K, 62X, 62Z
Created by Anika Iyer and Karen Wu, with special thanks to Audrey Engman, Reb Limerick, Xin Guan, and Riya Iyer
With the help of many including the innovators, achievers, and role models, Aaron L., Elias G., Landon D., Kasyn A., and Isaac L. put together an educational video on why and how team 4270B promotes S.T.E.M. By demonstrating how we use S.T.E.M. to enhance our community, we try to include everyone, those in school, community, and in the world. Our main idea is how we inform others of the importance of S.T.E.M. and why we should include it in the many opportunities that we come across in the future.
We are the Sandpiper Hexperts, 2657A, a new VRC team comprised of a diverse group of five students. Our school also has a diverse student population, with some students who are non-English speakers that have just arrived to the United States. In our Unite Video submission, we show how robotics can transcend language barriers and help to unite students of different backgrounds. We hope that you enjoy our video, "Robotics is a Universal Language!"
Our school district has been very strict about following safety protocols for Covid-19. Our team members (all learning virtually) met outside of school; we wore masks and kept our social distance in order to record safely. In this video, we cover how some activities at school can be exclusive to some students and how we can make them inclusive to all students.
LEAD is the E and T of the STEM program at Elizabeth Seton High School in Bladensburg, MD. It stands for Learning Engineering and Design and is a 4-year program designed to boost young women into the exciting world of engineering. The Robotic Runners (team 98719A) is our second-year robotics team that has dedicated many hours in persuit of that elusive creature, "robotic perfection." This video is 100% student-produced and shows what the team is all about. Enjoy!
"Diversity is having a seat at the table. Inclusion is having a voice. And belonging is having that voice be heard.” ~Liz Fosslien
We are HyperDrive and Override from QE Robotics. In our video, we explore the problems we face in STEM and robotics and explain some steps we have taken to solve them. It was especially important to find better solutions for integrating our school community due to the restrictions imposed as a result of the pandemic. We believe the video reflects our own...
In this video we give a full description on how we are promoting inclusiveness in stem, while also giving a demistration of how we are learning about Vex during online learning. Our school district prohibits the use of shared materials on campus, due to covid guidelines. The members of our team are made up of girls and boys, where we divided up virtual competition submissions for Vex IQ. This is a great struggle because we must meet outside of school.
Hello, we are the Avengers of St. Catherine School located in Morgan Hill! Our number is 94927C, and we have assembled to tell you about the inclusivity and exclusivity of our school. We put together a rap about this topic and our solutions to its flaws. This rap truly shows our team's personality and how we act together. This challenge has brought us closer as a team and we have spread our message to other students and fellow peers in our community. We can’t wait to share our presentation and what we have done to solve the exclusivity throughout our school and...
Hello, we are Exothermic Robotics club, one of the oldest VEX robotics clubs in the world. Our story starts in 2006, when our club consisted of one team with five members. Now, in Exo’s fifteenth year, we have expanded to seven teams with five to seven members each. Exothermic robotics has come a long way in its inclusivity efforts, as we have members from several grades, skill levels, and schools. However, we will constantly be persevering towards expanding our club and building a more inclusive community.
For this year's Unite Challenge, we decided to demonstrate our Girl Powered Workshops and the benefits we have gotten from hosting them. We understand the importance of inclusiveness, and now more than ever, it is important that we remember the significance of being united. In this video, you see the progression of our club towards inclusiveness in robotics and how we were able to achieve it. We pride ourselves in making sure each and every member is treated like family, cause that’s exactly what we all are...
In our submission, we touch on the flaws within the STEM field and particularly, our own experience as woman in the male-dominiated field. Forced to combat prejudice and bigotry ourselves, we were empowered to enact change within our own school, and the community outside of Potomac (our high school). We took on various service projects and initiatives and truly do believe our own actions inculcate our vision of an inclusive future. More particularly, as the title of our sumbission says, a diverse future.
Thank you and we hope...
2772J stems from the organization Think Fast Robotics, which is devoted to the mission of inclusivity and diversity in STEM, particularly in robotics and engineering for Women.
Our team has a long and powerful background in robotics, having started with our local school team and then moving on to pursue our missions. Our high school team is a male-dominated team with less than 10% female representation. Consequently, the atmosphere has evolved to be uncomfortable and unaccepting for girls looking to explore their stem interests.
United by these challenges that we...
We are a VRC team located in Ireland. Our video explains how we changed for the better by turning our all-male VEX team that limited members to specific tasks, to an inclusive mixed team that encourages people to take part in every aspect of STEM. It’s amazing how much better our team now functions, what we have achieved since the change, and how we, all the members, now think differently to the narrow way we perceived things before.
There is a large problem in the STEM workforce. It's not balanced in terms of race, gender, and disabilities. There are fewer women in the STEM workforce than in the general workforce, and white people make up the majority of workers in STEM. However, Parkway West High School is working to combat this with our competitive robotics teams. Our all female team's video goes over the issue in terms of the wider workforce, how the issue can be seen at our school, and how we are working to combat it and improve our statistics.
STEM has become a vital part of today’s world, and the many aspects that make us different do not define whether we should be introduced to STEM or not. Our team has tried to identify inclusivity issues within robotics and make a positive difference. We didn't just talk about it, we DID SOMETHING about it! What did our team do? Realizing that young girls in our community haven't had much exposure to robotics, we decided to reach out to our local Girl Scouts and taught them how to do VEX Code VR! The Troop Leader was so grateful for our help, and we...
Suez STEM for Petrochemicals (SSP) was established in September 2013 by the Ministry of Education and Technical Education, Misr El Kheir Foundation, and Exxon Mobil to develop technical schools, which helps in creating a generation of innovative, productive individuals, who are capable of competing nationally and internationally. SSP is located as a department at Suez Advanced Technical Industrial School.
There are some features for SSP:
- The first STEM high technical school (Five-year system) applies STEM concepts.
- Accepting students...
We are team 92620B, a team of two students known as Ismail and Musa. With all that has been happening this year, it really got us thinking about how robotics is very exclusive, which leaves other people out. Upon finding this Online Challenge, we decided to enter it. We decided to inform others about the solution of exclusiveness at our school, and how it is enhancing the school’s engagement with the students. The two goals we sought in this video is to inform others about the importance of inclusiveness, and how bringing students together to learn about S.T.E.M is really important...
Hi, we are Team 92620D from JTMS. We created this video in hopes that people will start to be more inclusive in their clubs. Many people are discriminated and that needs to change. We discovered ways that people were discriminated by giving out a survey and we found a lot of information. We realized that these clubs could learn from the ways that the Coaches of our Robotics Team have addressed inclusivity to help us build relationships with our teammates in spite of COVID-19!
Inclusivity is defined as the practice or policy of providing equal access to opportunities and resources for people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized. We did research into the short history of our team and interviewed a few people to show how STEM has become more accessible to everyone over the years and how we will continue to promote inclusivity.
Created by Team 92620C: Michael Ing, Logan Hogue, Isabel Gan