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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 VEX Robotics Competition 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 has taken initiative to create a more inclusive environment that attracts a diverse group of students.
  • Share how each team member has tried various roles on the team (everything from designing, to building, 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 team. The benefit of having a diverse team will become apparent through your individual stories.

Winners

 

The Creation of Athena

jritchie

This book describes the creation of Athena, the first all girls robot of Hornet Engineering. In this book, the Athena girls reflect on their past and how they learned to overcome challenges and building a successful and working robot. 

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ScrapYard

KyleRMartin

We decided to do this project to show another side top the story because we are males!

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A Story of How Robotics Creates Friendship

jritchie

This is a book about how robotics brings two young females together and creates a tight bond and a lasting friendship. 

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Girl power 8787A

mike.solis13@aol.com

Eastwood Robotics is proud to host one of the largest Girl Powered evemts. As a border city and military base, we are allowed more diversity within our club and Girl powered events

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