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Girl Powered Q and A

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henry5509c
Entry ID #: 5671
Created: Wed, Nov 28, 2018 12:28 PM


Girl Powered Q And A

Q: When you hear the phrase Girl Powered what comes to mind?

A: Girls joining and doing VEX and doing the robot tune up’s, making a robot or doing the code.

Q: How is it reflected in your team’s approach to robotics?

A: The way it’s reflected in the team’s approach is by all of us fixing and learning how to drive the robot.

Q: Share how your team has taken initiative to create a more inclusive environment that attracts a diverse group of students:

A: Stepping up to share our workspace with an entirely girl team, we have an autistic person on our team; we have a girl on our team.

Q: Share how each team member has tried various roles on the team:

A: Louie our Notebook Leader has tried driving, Aiden our Scout Leader and Driver, Builder and has become our Co Hardware leader, Levi our Code Leader does design and CAD he has tried hardware, Henry our Hardware Leader is also a Driver.

Q: How do you believe diversity of perspective can change your robot design, your team chemistry, and even ability to succeed?

A: By using our own unique awesomeness to support each other’s decisions for the robot.

Q: Who is your STEM role model?

A: Sally Ride.

Q: Does this person inspire you to have a more inclusive team/program?

A: Yes.

Q: How?

A: By being kind she was the first woman into space and is teaching girl robotics. She is just an amazing person. I have her as a role model because she is so kind and is smart, I strive to be like her and give it all to God.

 

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