VRC 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 Robotics Competition 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 VRC team. The benefit of having a diverse team will become apparent through your individual stories.
We, Riya and Ruhi, love robotics! We are 2 girls along with 6 boys making up a team of 8. Entering this challenge was super fun since we got to show and tell our experiences and observations about our time in robotics and how the girl powered challenge helped show us, well... GIRL POWER!
Hello guys! We're a small team from Tokyo, Japan. Out of 14 members in the Robotics club, there are only 4 girls. But that doesn't keep us from being equally vital members of the team. Our goal is to "Reinevent the Status Quo" for the girls in upcoming grades, so that boys and girls alike can freely persue their passion for Robotics.
The evident gap in the girl to guy ratio, not just in robotics but in any STEM field, has set forth a movement to empower girls in the community, which is great. But I don’t...Read more
Beckman Robopatties Team X has seen many changes over its 3 years of existence, and we want to share our Girl-Powered Story with you! We hope you enjoy and are inspired by our story as much as we enjoyed sharing it with you!
Team Members: Michelle Manku (Entrant), Anna Spence, Shrishti Dalal, Meghana Raj, Megan Su, Genevieve Gandara, Taruna Manku, Surabhi Tadvalkar. Daniela Campuzano
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The power of Girls
by Victoria, Team 6007R Rolling Robots West Los Angeles
Girls are essential and well needed in the STEM society of today. There are infinite possibilities when it comes to the power of girls.
Hello, I'm Victoria, from team 6007R Quantum Flux. Our team is a diverse group formed of three unique people, that each play essential roles, and have different skills that are important to the functionality of our team.
As the only girl in the group,...