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.
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
Looking at the past female leaders in STEM while we build a bright future for girls in our community and beyond
Parker is in 5th grade at Paramount Brookside and team captain
Aaliyah is in 5th grade and a team design engineer
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...
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.
We became interested in STEM subjects at an early age...
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!
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,...
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.
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...