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.
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…..
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...
‘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! 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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
PLEASE SEE ATTACHED PDF FOR THE FULL PRESENTATION WITH PHOTOS.
WHO WE ARE:
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.
I’m an American living in Hong Kong, and am...
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.” --...
When I hear the phrase "Girl Powered" what comes to mind is that girls have rights and that girls should not be in feminism which they should not I agree. How it is reflected to the approach of my robotics team is that we want a girl on our team to help us. For and example our team leader is a girl and we voted her for not being a girl well partly that but girls can do anything guys can do and I am not someone that wants girls to be treated not equally.
How our teammates plays very important roles in our team is that we all have a... Read more
"Mana o na kaikamahine" in Hawaiian translates to "power of girls." In the Hawaiian culture, "mana" means so much more than just power; it encompasses spirituality as well as inner and outer strength.
Being a girl is an astonishing thing to be in robotics. Every day, we fight to prove ourselves in a world that is dominated by boys. We want to continue to grow as engineers and become positive influences for other girls around the world. We want to show everyone that our future is female.
When we hear the phrase Girl Powered we think of girls helping out society, and it helps our team work harder and more efficiently. We like to make sure everyone is included and can experience everything. All of our members take turns with all of the things we do during the process, such as programming. The older members in our group helps out the newer ones. We think that if we have lots of people with different talents that it will make a really good team. My STEM role model is Steve Jobs because he started out with very little and he became something everyone...
1- When I hear Girl Powered, I think of a situation that girls are being empowred in it. We are a team of both female and male students, so we can be proud of being inclusive.
2- We work together and help each other to improve our robots and our teamwork result. Everybody in our team has a voice when it comes to decison making.
3- In the roles we have two main engineers, two programmer and a dirver to drive the robots. By spreading the roles among us, so each team member helps and makes us successful.
4- We do have...
Hello my name is Jessica Gonzales I am in 8th grade. I first heard of VEX Robotics when I first came to JJHS. Then I had step up and went after school and then ended up getting into our team class.
When Girl Powered is brought to mind you really think about how a group of empowered girls can come together something happen and function. This is approached by my team because we are mainly an all girls team except two boys. This is reflected on team because this mainly represents how if all of us come together and really show people that...