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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

 

6135H takes on girl powered

melissa.broadfoot@stu.hardin.kyschools.us

Click on the link to read all about team 6135H's journey with girl powered and application to VEX

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Girl Power : Embracing Diversity

Nimick

Gril Powered essay highlighting diversity. 

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From Ballet Shoes to Rotating Gears :...

zoeh15

Hi, this is my story of how I became a part of this team, and my take on being driven by "Girl Powered."  Keep reading to see my late start to an unconventional route to where I am now!

Thanks for reading!

Team : 4716C

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Robotics girl power

blue-box12

https://www.powtoon.com/html5-studio/#/edit/fTu2XsPBhT3

 

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Girl Powered Online Challenge

jhhs2886

This is my essay on how the Girl Powered initiative has shaped my life.

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MY FRIEND “SHIELD”

HFI_VEX

MY  FRIEND  SHIELD 

51140B  SIYU LI

When I saw the freaky robot r2-d2 in Star Wars, I came up with a dream: If I could be a robot, that would be cool. The chance came at last.

In the summer vacation of 2017, I went to the VEX training camp of China Robotc in Xi’an. There I learnt lots of techniques about making a robot. First, I studied programing, they are series of codes that direct the movements of robots. Then, I learnt measuring, computing,...


 

He Said, She Said.

vhsknight2018

In this short story, we will be sharing with you our beliefs in diversity and how it affects the way we function. We'll be answering a few questions about diversity and sharing stories from our personal VEX experience. I hope you enjoy :) (955 words)

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MY FRIEND “SHIELD”

HFI_VEX

MY  FRIEND  SHIELD 

51140B  SIYU LI

When I saw the freaky robot r2-d2 in Star Wars, I came up with a dream: If I could be a robot, that would be cool. The chance came at last.

In the summer vacation of 2017, I went to the VEX training camp of China Robotc in Xi’an. There I learnt lots of techniques about making a robot. First, I studied programing, they are series of codes that direct the movements of robots. Then, I learnt measuring, computing,...


 

Girl Powered: The Power in My Voice

tgthompson17@gmail.com

Read about my two-year journey about joining a male-dominated robotics club using my music and arts background to the roadway of success! 

 

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Girl Powered Online Challenge VRC

38X-2018

We are team 38X, The Avengers, and are a part of Cranbrook Robotics.  We are an all girls team who demonstrate what it means to be a bunch of modern empowered girls!  We love participating in robotics and hope that our challenge submission conveys our passion and that you enjoy reading it too.

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