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Girl Powered International Fest VRC Signature Event (HS/MS)

(Canceled)
Date
21-Feb-2024 - 22-Feb-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VRC-23-1502
Program
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
N/A
Capacity
64
Spots Open
64
Event Region
Colombia
Max Registrations per Organization
6
Standard Registration Opens
1-Nov-2023 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
1-Feb-2024 12:00 EST
Payment Deadline
1-Feb-2024 10:00 EST
Price
$200.00

A maximum of 50% of team registrations can be from any one event region

Region Maximum % # Spots Allowed # Spots Remaining
Colombia 50% 32 32
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event has been canceled.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

The Girl Powered International Fest is a great celebration of science and technology through robotics.

According to the World Economic Forum, the global gender gap 2021 in STEM areas is 35% and specifically in disruptive areas such as Cloud Computing, women represent 14% of the workforce, in Engineering 20% and the Data and AI the 32%.

The UNESCO report and the World Agenda for Education 2030, “Cracking the Code: The Education of Girls and Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)” presents some factors that influence the participation of the female gender in these areas and most importantly presents some interventions that help increase the interest and engagement of girls and women in STEM education.

The REC Foundation's Girl Powered initiative is a great example of an intervention that allows us to engage girls in STEM through robotics and in particular this event maximizes the actions for both the participating robotics teams and the girls who visit the event.

In the Girl Powerd International Fest, we will have the following:

·         VEX Robotics Competition – VEX IQ blended (Elementary and Middle School) and VRC blended (Middle School and High School)

·         Team posters about female role models in the team’s community

·         Exposition of Research Projects (STEM project)

 ·         Workshops for visitors

·         Girl Talks: Women working in STEM

Robotics teams participating in the VEX IQ Challenge and VEX Robotics Competition will identify an inspiring woman in their community and honor her by making her known to the world through a poster. They will also have the opportunity to support and share with teams of girls from different countries.

The visiting girls will be able to share and get to know the robotics teams up close, as well as participate in different workshops. And we will all enjoy the talks by leading women in STEM areas.

We are waiting for you at this great celebration of Science and Technology through robotics and we invite you to listen and share the Festival's signature song: I GOT THE POWER - Canción oficial del primer festival Girl Powered en América Latina. - YouTube

NOTE: The teams don’t need to speak Spanish to participate, we will provide some interpreters volunteers, and you also can use the Google translator.

The Airport closer to the event is the International Airport José María Córdova (MDE) in Rionegro city.

We will soon provide information about the hotels with a good fee for you.

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El Girl Powered International Fest es una gran celebración de ciencia y tecnología a través de la robótica.

Según el Foro Económico Mundial, la brecha de género global 2021 en áreas STEM es del 35% y específicamente en áreas disruptivas como Cloud Computing, las mujeres representan el 14% de la fuerza laboral, en Ingeniería el 20% y el Datos e IA el 32%.

En el informe de la UNESCO y la Agenda Mundial de Educación 2030, “Descifrar el Código: La educación de las niñas y las mujeres en ciencias, tecnología, ingeniería y matemáticas (STEM)” presenta algunos factores que influyen en la participación del género femenino en estas áreas y lo más importante presenta algunas intervenciones que ayudan a aumentar el interés y el compromiso de niñas y mujeres en la educación STEM.

La iniciativa Girl Powered de REC Foundation es un gran ejemplo de intervención que nos permite enganchar a las niñas en STEM a través de la robótica y en particular este evento maximiza las acciones tanto para los equipos de robótica participantes como para las niñas y adolescentes que visitan el evento.

Los equipos de robótica participantes en las competencias VEX IQ Challenge y VEX Robotics Competition identificarán a una mujer inspiradora en su comunidad y le harán un homenaje al darla a conocer al mundo a través de un póster. Así mismo tendrán la oportunidad de apoyar y compartir con equipos de niñas de diferentes países.

Las niñas visitantes podrán compartir y conocer de cerca a los equipos de robótica, así como participar en diferentes workshops.

Y todos disfrutaremos de las charlas de mujeres referentes en áreas STEM.

Los esperamos en esta gran fiesta de Ciencia y Tecnología a  través de la robótica y los invitamos a escuchar y compartir la canción insignia del Festival: “I GOT THE POWER - Canción oficial del primer festival Girl Powered en América Latina. - YouTube

El aeropuerto más cerca al evento es el Aeropuerto Internacional José María Córdova (MDE) en la ciudad de Rionegro

Proveeremos pronto más información sobre los hoteles con un buen precio para los asistentes.


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Interviews & Notebooks

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 21-Feb-2024 - 22-Feb-2024

Venue/Location:
EIA University
Calle 23 AA Sur Nro. 5-200, Kilómetro 2+200 Variante al Aeropuerto José María Córdova
Envigado, 055428
Colombia

Contact Information

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Agenda

Note The agenda may have last-minute changes.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

8:00 a.m. Pits Open. Event Team Check In.

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Inspection of robots.

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Captains and Coaches Meeting

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Practice Rounds – Skills Open

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony

2:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Qualifying Rounds

6:15 p.m. Pit Area and Venue close

 

Thursday, February 22, 2024

8:00 a.m. Pit Area Open

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Qualifying Rounds

11:30 – 12:00 a.m. Alliances

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Playoffs

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Closing Ceremony and Awards

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Party*

6:00 p.m. Pit Area Close

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* La agenda puede tener cambios de último momento

 

MIÉRCOLES, 21 de FEBRERO de 2024

8:00 a.m. Se abren pits. Registro de equipos.

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Inspección de robots.

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Reunión de Capitanes y Entrenadores

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Rondas de Prácticas – Se abren Skills

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Receso Almuerzo

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Ceremonia de Inauguración

2:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Rondas de clasificación

6:15 p.m. Se cierran pits

 

JUEVES, 22 de Febrero 2024

8:00 a.m. Se abren pits

8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Rondas de clasificación

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Alianzas

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Receso Almuerzo

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Rondas Eliminatorias

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Clausura y Premiación

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Fiesta* (por confirmar)

6:00 p.m. Se cierran pits.

Volunteer

Muchas gracias por su interés en ser voluntario en este evento.

Pronto se compartirá el enlace que debe diligenciar para aplicar como voluntario.

Feliz día.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

De presentarse alguna emergencia antes de realizar el evento, esta será comunicada a los equipos, así mismo como las acciones que se tomarán.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

In case the event is canceled by the organization, the registration fee will be refunded to the teams.

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend:

If a mentor/coach completes the registration for the event and chooses to withdraw or not attend before December 22, 2023, the registration fee will be refunded, after this date no refund will be made.

Teams that do not pay by the payment deadline will be moved to the waitlist.

 

Judging Format

 All Remote Judging - The Initial Team Interviews will be conducted remotely, and Engineering Notebooks will be submitted to judges digitally via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents.  Initial Interviews and Notebook submission deadlines may be scheduled ahead of the event date.

 

Signature Event Early Bird Policy

  • All Signature Events will have a specific Early Bird Registration that is independent of all local/regional Early Bird systems
    • Each team starts the season with three (3) opportunities to register during the Signature Event Early-Bird period
      • An opportunity is taken away each time the team registers for a Signature Event, whether during the Signature Event Early-Bird period or Standard period
      • A Signature Event Early-Bird opportunity is not taken away if a team registers for a tournament hosted by their school or organization (where the team’s coach is the Event Partner)
    • Early Bird Registration will open 16 weeks before the event at 12:00PM EST
      • Note: Modifications to this may be made for events in August and September
    • Standard Registration will open 14 weeks before the event at 12:00PM EST
    • An Event Partner may register their own teams to their Signature Event during Signature Event Early Bird Registration no matter how many other Signature Events they are already registered for  
      • The Event Partner must be the Primary Contact for the teams they are registering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waitlist

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