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.
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...