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.
"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.
Our team Roboforce is an excellent example of girl power and diversity. Our essay is about our team that is a prominently girls team, is achieving success by having diversity in the team , role rotation and respecting each other's perpectives to achieve success.
Please see attached our detailed essay to explain how we have achieved the goal to create a succesful team using girl power.
Credits- Aashna Shah, Rosheeta Sheth, Aryaa Shah, Kriti Tatia, Rishi Gosrani & Vijit...
When our team began last season we never realized the capability that we had as a team in these challenges. We started off going to competitions for the fun of it, thinking that we wouldn’t win or make it so far like other people did. We never lost hope or gave up, little by little each competition we improved significantly until we achieved our goal of winning. The phrase that kept us motivated is girl powered. It influenced us to work hard so our expectations are high enough to win at every competition this...
We are team 47G. Our journey into the world of competitive robotics started last year, when we participated in the 2017-2018 Ringmaster game. Although our team is slightly different this year, the determination, perseverance, and the flow of innovative ideas that define us remain the same. With our previous experiences, we've realized the potential girls can have in the STEM fields and learned the true meaning of the phrase “Girl Powered”. We’ve incorporated our discoveries of what makes up a Girl Powered team to work...
Improving Together As One
When our team hears the phrase “Girl Powered”, we think of our robotics team, friends, moms, and successful businesswomen. These people are important because they are all girls that support us and they are all able to do great things. We also think of how our robotics team is run by girls and how our team is successful. That makes us feel confident and it gives us a boost, so we are able to do better in robotics.
In addition to making our team confident, we have helped more girls get into STEM programs because of an...
Our Girl Powered Journey
“Girl powered.” It stands for so much. The Cambridge definition: the idea that women and girls should be confident, make decisions, and achieve things independently of men, or the social and political movement that is based on this idea. Our definition: Girls that earn well deserved credit for their knowledge, skill, and determination in anything they pursue. Also females who manage to wield power in societies that try to limit it; where their leadership is stigmatized and their creativity disdained. And women who resist and...
Our Story in Vex IQ
As it is well known, Vex IQ is a branch of robotics in which you begin to understand the processes of robotics and how it works through programs and commands. For us, starting in Vex IQ was something unexpected, because we did not have a defined view of what would be involved in it, but we did know that it would be something that, for many of us, would turn into a vocation in the future or simply a hobby in which you can learn something new.
The workshop consists in girls from 12 to 14 years of...
Hello, We are 5 Apache girls from Whiteriver, Arizona. We are all members of the White Mountain Apache tribe. This is our 2nd year in roboitcs here at Canyon Day Junior High School. Robotics is exciting. We hope more girls are inspired to join roboitcs. Read our story and we hope you like it.
EBS Robotics, from the East Barnet School, was in the past dominated my male members from its inception in late 2011.
This soon changed when our mentors and role models, VEX Impact, became the first all girl robotics team in way back in 2012. A first for a mixed north london comprehensive school.
Since this time much has changed within EBS Robotics. A new generation of young female engineers are taking the stage and they are extremely proud to have been the change agents and mentors of many other young girls looking to take up...