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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.

Winners

1st

Mana o na kaikamahine, Our Future Is Female

GreenTiger

"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.

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2nd

Girl Powered

schmidta

In the attached document you will find what I think Girl Power means.

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3rd

Girl Power

GirlPower

Robotics Past, Present, and Future!

Our experiences in VEX IQ and our Girl Powered role models.

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