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VIQC 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 IQ 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 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 VEX IQ Challenge team. The benefit of having a diverse team will become apparent through your individual stories.

Entries

 

How the Wombots began

Wollondilly_Roobots

Please click on the - Read more and then go to my up loaded file.

Authors Notes

My name is Mary and I do robots. 

One of my favourite authors is Andy Griffiths and I especially like the Tree house Stories.  I have written this story in the same style, hopefully you like it.  I tried to do the illustrations but most of them were done by my brother William Hyland.  The picture of the Wombot mascot was done by Hannah Smith.

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Girl Powered Colombian Robotics

mmstarbots@gmail.com

Even though StarBots is the first official robotics team from the school, Marymount has been experimenting with robotics as an after-school program since 2010. StarBots starts on January 17- 2017 as response to consolidate previous endeavors. 

Starbots will be participating initially in Elementary School tournaments, like RoboRave , and Vex IQ, with 14 students from 3rd  to 5th grade

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Lightning Doesn't Discriminate

trosscam

We are Team Lightining and even though we are a team of 3 boys and 1 girl we think that we are still "Girl Powered". We've decided that we can be "Girl Powered" without having an all girl team. We support everyone on our team!

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Girl Power(ed): Looking at the past female...

dgoldblatt

TEAM 10477A

FUCHSIA FIGHTERS

Girl Power(ed)

Looking at the past female leaders in STEM while we build a bright future for girls in our community and beyond

Parker Jackson

Parker is in 5th grade at Paramount Brookside and team captain

Aaliyah Carranza

Aaliyah is in 5th grade and a team design engineer

Anisa Carranza

Anisa is a programming engineer and 4th grader

Girls with Super Powers

By Parker Jackson

When most people think of the girl power, they think of girl super...


Astounding Girl Power

dwmar1621

We’re all winners, but let’s have fun competing for the title of Miss Girl power

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How We Are Girl Powered

nwhite@tonasket.wednet.edu

Learn about how we are Girl Powered. Also, our adventures through Vex IQ. How we work together and how we have fun at the same time.

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Winnetka Vex Masters 224W

roestrada@dallasisd.org

Girl Powered!!  Winnekta Girl Powered 224W Vex Masters

There are a total of 13 members in our team 224W Winnetka Vex Masters, with more than half of the team being girls.

In our team girls work very hard . One of our drivers is a girl, 2 girls are our pro-grammers, 3 journalist, 5 of the girls present in STEM and we all help in building.

All of this is called Girl Power. Girls don’t just sit around and cheer, our girls do a lot of work.

Because of our hard work we...


 

Team Disco Bots

mnepomuceno

  We are team 11579 D - a group of fifth grade girls from Glenkirk Elementary School who have created an amazing robot..... 

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Adventurous Journey of VEX Robotics

RockinRobots

We found ourselves when we found VEX Robotics. Join us in this great journey and we will help you find yourself!

Welcome Aboard!!!

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POWERED BY TEAMWORK

chrisVexmen

My name is SARA. My name is CATHERINE. We are Vexmen Team 92P Phoenix. 
This is OUR STORY that is POWERED BY TEAMWORK!

We cannot believe this is our last year competing in the VEX IQ Challenge. Over the past three years, we have learned so much being an all-girl-powered team in the VEX robotics community. Most importantly, we learned to push each other to try diverse roles outside of our comfort zones when it comes to designing, building, programming, and strategizing our robot. 

CATHERINE
We became interested in STEM subjects at an early age...


"We can too"

AdriIbarra11791C

When I hear the phrase "Girl Powered", the first thing that comes to mind is another phrase: "We can too".

This is my experience in the field of technology, this is the way I work with my team. This is how robotics impact in my life and how my goals were getting easier.

I am Adriana Ibarra, I am 12 years old and I am a woman in robotics!

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Girl Powered

Nimick

Girl Powered Essay By Sarah Worst and Alicia Jeong

 

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F.B.I: Changing the face of STEM

2022ceesayasanatou@wenatcheeschools.org

 

 Team 98000H- F.B.I.

 

 

 

AGENT HARPER of the F.B.I. (our robot) speaking

I know for sure that I’m made from hard work and persistence. I’m just wheels and a brain, assembled with parts that don’t always fit perfectly, but I know for sure that I’m something for my team to be proud of. “Beep” The sound of my brain turning on sparks excitement among the girls as their  hands reach down to lift me. My controller connects,...


 

Language of actions... We are girls. What's your...

jmeno@lokelanischool.k12.hi.us

A story of a true queen showing Girl Power, by being a leader, inspiration, and a friend who showed me that any dream is possible. Dana Romero.

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Girl Powered: Everyone Equal in STEM

Wepicsome

Girl Powered: Everyone equal in STEM

We are team 952R, the Reigning Ridgely Roboticists. We attend Ridgely Middle School in Lutherville, MD. Our team consists of 4 people, Michelle, Ian, Nerissa and Caleb. 

Team roles:

Nerissa: Building, programming, and developing strategy, writing the engineering notebook, and STEM project. Team Captain. 7th grader, second year in robotics

Michelle: Building, programming and developing strategy, writing the engineering notebook, and STEM project. 7th grader, first year in...



Our Secret Power

sbhopale

This is the compelling story of how five friends with diverse viewpoints find their secret power and use it to excel in robotics.

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Circuit Breakers-BOTiful Girls

dlsz_robotics

This is our entry for the Girl Powered Challenge. This is the Circuit Breakers Team of De La Salle Santiago Zobel School. We are a Girl Powered team.

"One Team, One Dream....Animo La Salle"

 

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Golden Jags are Girl Powered

MMasson0413

We are team 5081F, The Golden Jags, from PPCMS West Robotics and here is our Girl Powered Story.

 

Girl Powered is an important phrase that is essential to our team. This phrase has guided us to be the team we are today. Without this mentality, our team wouldn’t have grown to become the strong and independent team we are today.

Together as the Golden Jags, we have worked to find the best members that compliment the dynamics of our team and help our team grow. There are times when teams are formed and certain...


 

Girl Powered Katie Roark

everettroark@gmail.com

This is the Girl Powered story of Katie Roark

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Rockway's One-girl All-boy Team

Hellen_Gonzalez

     Why are only 5 out of 25 students in my robotics class girls? Why is that 20% made up of only girls? Boys are not the only ones that like robotics whereas girls can be just as great as they can, probably even greater. But when I hear of the phrase “Girl Powered” it makes me think about all the incredible things these young women can do if they just put their minds to it. And this reflects in my team’s approach to robotics because I’m the only female in my team, yet they don’t treat me any worse than all other team members. My team is...


 

Girl Powered

Roulhac45

Girl Powered

By Iyanna Grant

Girl Powered is much more than you think. It’s young independent women facing challenges that you wouldn’t think they would be doing. I’d like to put it this way us girls rule the world. S.T.E.M can be done by anyone because it’s the power of his or her imagination. Once a girl named Jodi believed that she could be a scientist and build robots so she wouldn’t feel lonely. Her mother thought that being an engineer was something for a boy, so she disagreed with Jodi. Her father had always been in the Army and...