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VEX IQ Challenge 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

 

Girl Powered Challenge: Not Another Hundred Years

LEgan24

Hi, we are team 11442N from Hewitt Robotics. We are an all girl team. We hope this entry inspires you.

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VEXCELLENT

srinisav

WOULD LIKE TO REGISTER 47M FOR GIRL POWERED COMPETITION SINCE THIS TEAM HAS 3 GIRLS OUT OF A TEAM OF 4.

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Girl Powered

ErrorQueen123

Citi Gals: All girl robotics team in Jacksonville Florida sponsored by Citi.

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Girls on a Mission

Vexotics

"Optimism is the faith, that leads to achievement" - Adya and Sonya's journey to show the world that girls can do anything when they come together!!

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We Have Girl Power! What's Your Superpower?

michelle.courtney@lamarcountyschools.org

MEANWHILE.. IN MISSISSIPPI THERE WERE THREE DIVERSE SUPERHEROES. THEY USED THEIR DIVERSITY TO WORK TOGETHER TO OVERCOME CHALLENGES. THEY WERE DIVERSE BECAUSE OF THE DIFFERENT ABILITIES (SUPERPOWERS) THEY EACH HAD. THEY JOINED TOGETHER TO BECOME THE AQUABOTS, AN ALL-GIRLS ROBOTICS TEAM, TO SAVE THE WORLD, ONE DAY AT A TIME…..

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Girl Powered

913160881@bryantschools.org

                         Girl Power

          By: Tara Knoble, Olivia Pyler, Kymia                   Riggins, and Talona Sprawling    

     Hey! It’s Tara, Olivia, Kymia, and Talona. Tara is a 4th grader, and Olivia, Kymia, and Talona are 5th graders. How we each found...
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Girl Powered Pike County AR

melissa.cornish@rattlers.org

            Do you have what it takes to play like a girl? Well we do, in our 7th Grade Girl Powered VEX IQ Team in Murfreesboro, Arkansas. Our team is comprised of three girls and one boy and he is only with us because the boy’s team had too many people. Our team has great communication skills and work well together to learn about robotics. This has been our first year with VEX IQ Robotics being offered at the school and we have taken the bull or controller by the horns to be the best we can...


 

Women and Our Power to Change

biabaldini

‘Jobs for girls and jobs for boys’. This has been taught to us since childhood. It’s not a problem of our school, but a cultural, patriarchal and sexist one. We realized that a girl can and should break the barriers, and represent the movement of participation of the students in the field of robotics. Therefore, the Girl Powered appeared. It is not just the name of a movement that is popular nowadays, but the need to include and match the boys' knowledge and skills with the girls’ as well.

When we started practicing, we invited everyone at our school,...



Girl Powered! to the MAX!

cpastrana

Girl Powered! to the Max! was written by 10 fifth grade girls from Westminster Christian School in Miami, Florida. (Team 6855B) Come on a journey through this year's season with a group of 10 diverse girls and their female coach as they entice your desire to learn more about VEX IQ. Find out how they prepare for the season, what makes them inspire others, and who is the STEM mentor that inspired them. 

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Girl Powered: Our Journey to Excellence

TeamGMR

We are Team GMR, 10700B, and equal opportunity has served as a major basis for our team. Diversity has been an vital asset to us, helping overcome obstacles on our Journey to Excellence, where we faced many challenges. Though we have many differences as individuals, together we strive for success.

 

 

 

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Girls! The strength is in our hearts!

aleshinanataly@gmail.com

Girl Powered

When you hear the word “power” most of us imagine brave, fighters, warriors, knights. No one thinks about girls, their abilities. Female’s destiny is the weakness, patience and eager expectation of help. In short, girls, strength is not about us. Wait, stop. Stop-stop-stop!

Why most people believe that girls are not able to do what boys are to? We can also fight hardships, create something new, be experts in various fields too.

Technologies and robotics are very important in modern life.

Why...


 

Girl-Powered RoboGators

ilsanders

We are the Girl-Powered Robogators from Ware County, Georgia.  Our team consists of three girls and two boys.  We believe that both boys and girls have great ideas and that having diversity on the team helps us to be more creative and successful.  We invite you to read our essay and learn about how our team is creating a positive experience for students of all genders and backgrounds.

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Circuit Girl Powered

jmleinenbach

This is the story of our team and what being Girl Powered means to us. We are the CIRCUIT GIRLS!

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Girl Powered in China _ salted fish

Warriors

Hi My dear Friends ,

We are "Girl Powered " from China . VEX China 2018 /9162C  . Xiaolou ,the girl  and her teammates Tiancheng and Qijun , two boys .  We call ourselves " salted fish" as it forecasts "a turn-point " in chinese saying ,  We would love to create the "turn-point " by being more close to the diversed world .

Robotics brings us together and makes so much fun for us even under the prejudice that the girl is  not good fit for Robotics .  We do believe we gonna be mor...


#GirlPoweredRobots

Jthym

PLEASE SEE ATTACHED PDF FOR THE FULL PRESENTATION WITH PHOTOS. 

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WHO WE ARE:

Summer T.

I’m an American who was born in Austria, currently living in Hong Kong. I’m a Grade 6 student at Hong Kong International School, and a member of Girl Scout Cadette Troop 20. I enjoy Kung Fu, playing video games and helping others. I also have 3 lazy cats who like to destroy our robot at times.

Vivian K.

I’m an American living in Hong Kong, and am...


Happiness in my VEX trip

STARNG

I`m YangYing, my English name is serena. I was born in 2007, I`m a Chinese girl......

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952G Girl Powered!

MLD058

We are 952G, a Girl Powered team! As a Girl Powered team, we work together, we win together, and we lose together. We are a team of strong and powerful girls supporting eachother. Our gender will never define us. Read our project to learn more!

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For Equal Opportunities

GalenVEX

To our team, “Girl Powered” is a very important phrase. The first thing that comes to mind is the growing diversity in the robotics community with more women and underrepresented minorities engaging in STEM fields. Having a message such as Girl Powered in a male dominated industry can make a positive difference by encouraging everyone to explore the STEM world, no matter their identity.

“ Science is not a boy's game, it's not a girl's game. It's everyone's game. It's about where we are and where we're going.” --...


 

Team 952G's Girl Power

MLD058

We are 952G, a Girl Powered team! As a Girl Powered team, we work together, we win together, and we lose together. We are a team of strong and powerful girls supporting each other. Our gender will never define us. Read our project to learn more!

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LISTEN, SPEAK OUT, EMPOWER.

Faithmarieguy

We are Team 117A, Mad Scientists, and we ARE the meaning of GIRL POWERED!!!

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