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Google Sponsored - VEXIQ - Girl Powered Robotics Workshop

23-Jul-2022 - 24-Jul-2022
Event Code
Workshops & Camps
Event Type
Event Format
Spots Open
Event Region
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

At this time this event is completely full.​​


Google is excited to host the first in-person Girl Powered VEX IQ Robotics Workshop for girls going into grades 3 through 6 in Fall of 2022, on July 23-24 at our Sunnyvale MP7 location. This two-day workshop is a collaboration with the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation (RECF)VEX Robotics Competition, and Team 315 Paradigm

During the workshop, teams of students will be tasked with designing and building a robot to compete with other teams in game-based engineering challenges, like VEX IQ Slapshot

This event is for all girls, and no prior robotics or programming experience is needed. It’s a great way to introduce robotics to those who may be curious, and we have sessions planned for a wide range of experience levels and interests. 

You can also learn more about past workshops that was hosted here:

If you have a team of 3-4 girls to register with the instructions below.

If you don’t have at least 3 girls to register as a team, fill out this interest form. We will help you form a team with others interested.


Who Can Register

  • Team must have 3-4 girls

  • Girls going to grade 3 through grade 6 are eligible

  • Each team can have upto 3 adult mentors present with the team. 2 Adult mentors are required to be present with the team with the 3rd optional mentor.

  • All the participants should be fully vaccinated. 

Please Note: 

  • The mentors can be a parent/teacher and must be at least 18 years old. Since the role of the mentor for each team is to supervise and support the team’s progress, they  DO NOT need any prior robotics, tech or coding experience. The mentors are there to help largely with logistics of getting the team organized. We will have several trained volunteers on-site to assist each team with simple and advanced robotics questions.

  • A minimum of two weeks past the second shot of the vaccine. The health guidelines and requirements will be updated close to the event date.

  • All participants will be required to bring a signed participant release form.


Workshop Team Fees

The workshop fee is $300 per team (approx $75-$100 per participant for a 3 to 4 girl team, for both days). The fee for the workshop is fixed and is independent of the number of team members. This fee will be waived for girls and teams with any financial difficulty. Please email with information on the nature of the financial difficulty. 

We will provide the robotics kits to be used at the workshop, and we will have trained volunteers supporting the teams throughout the event. Each day will begin at 10:00 AM and will finish at 5 PM (tentative times). On the second day, the teams will use the robots that they built to compete against each other and win prizes. We will provide boxed lunches and some snacks for all the participants. We may not be able to accommodate all dietary restrictions so please be prepared to bring your own lunch/snacks if you have special dietary restrictions.

More details on the workshop and lunch options will be provided through follow-up emails for those registering for the workshop.

Once you have at least 3 participants and the mentors identified, here are the step-by-step instructions on how to formally register a team.


Step by Step Registration Instructions 

Special Note: 

  • Only one of the adult has to register the entire team and pay the fees. The names of the participants are provided on a Google form linked at the end of Step 4.

  • DO NOT register a VEX IQ team for $150

  • DO NOT have the girls register as mentors, only adults can be mentors

  • If you dont have 3 team members and are interested in  finding others in your area with interest to form a team, please enter your contact information in this form

Step 1:  Create a RobotEvents account if you don't already have one.  Click the 'Register' button on the upper right corner.  After you finish the first step go to step 2. Do not click any button on the screen there to register a team. Follow step 2.

Step 2: Click the register yourself button on this page and register the MENTOR or the registering parent. Save and Finish Registering" button which adds the event to the cart. One can then go back to the Workshop home page and from the top right Cart, go through the checkout flow.

Step 3: Checkout and pay the fees of $300 for the entire team (the mentor is responsible for coordinating the collection of fees from the team participants). If there is a financial reason you are unable to afford the fees please write to the contact email ( giving us the reasons, and we will waive the fees. This completes the registration process.

Step 4: After payment. Go to: and complete the submission by editing the incomplete submission information. Complete the form with the information for all the team members (mentors, backup mentors and girls). Please ensure that you provide all the information indicated in the prompt. Please register between 3 . You will have the option to change the names of the participants until we close registration, but we require at least 3 names to  secure a spot and register a team.

FAQ: If you do not have at least 3 participants and are still interested, here is what you can do

  • If you are interested in  finding others in your area with interest to form a team, please enter your contact information in this form

  • If you know you will eventually have 2 or 3 more team members, You can still register a team, pay the fees, and reserve a spot and use a placeholder name. You can change the name of the student until 8 weeks before the event. However, you will have to pay the fees. 

Past Workshop Details


If you have any  questions about the workshop please contact: or Phone: 650-390-7928.

Organizers of the Girl Powered VEX Robotics Workshop 


Team 315 Paradigm -

Age / Grade Level:
Grade 3 through Grade 6

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 23-Jul-2022 - 24-Jul-2022

Google Building MP7
1160 Bordeaux Drive
Sunnyvale, California 94089
United States

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Agenda will be published a week before the event. The event will run from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM on July 23 and July 24, 2022


If you are interested in volunteering, please email

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy


Refund Policy

Send email to - refunds will be granted on a case by case basis. Refund request must be made at least 3 weeks prior to the event. 

Health and Safety Policies

All participants (adults and children)  must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and we will be follow all county and state health safety measures. We may also require masks of all participants (adult and children).

Date: 23-Jul-2022 - 24-Jul-2022
Google Building MP7
1160 Bordeaux Drive
Sunnyvale, California 94089
United States

Travel Info

This event will be held at 

Google Building MP7 - 1160 Bordeaux Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94089


The event will not be webcast