Google Girl-Powered VEX Robotics Workshop

08/11/2018 - 08/12/2018
Girl Powered

Event Code: RE-WORKSHOP-18-5099

Program: Workshops & Camps

Type of Event: Workshop

Capacity: 554 / Spots Open: 2

Price: $50.00


This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

All girls who are participants must sign this waiver form.

Google Student Waiver Form

 

VRC Participant Release Form

 


Date: 08/11/2018 - 08/12/2018
Google Building MP7
Sunnyvale, California 94089
United States

Travel Info

Google Building MP7, Sunnyvale, California

1160 Bordeaux Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Refund Policy

Refunds will be issued until May 25, 2018.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Bad weather will likely not affect this event. In case of a cancellation, you will be notified through email. Please make sure your contact information is accurate.

Volunteer

For those interested in volunteering, the volunteering form is here: https://goo.gl/forms/qgWZhpKMt146UTKy2.

Agenda

The agenda will be posted closer to the event.

Event Dates

Date: 08/11/2018 - 08/12/2018

Venue/Location:

Google Building MP7
Sunnyvale, California 94089
United States

Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: No

TSA Event: No

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Kaushik Shivakumar
Email: gvexrobotics@gmail.com
Phone: 650-686-1265
Event Day Phone: 650-686-1265

Secondary Contact
Shivakumar Venkataraman
Email: gvexrobotics@gmail.com
Phone: 650-390-7928
Event Day Phone: 650-390-7928

General Info

On the weekend of August 11th and 12th, 2018 Google will be sponsoring a 2 day workshop for high school and middle school girls (students currently in 5th grade going to 6th grade are eligible) and their teachers/mentors who are interested in learning about the VEX Robotics Program.  

The two day VEX Robotics Girl Powered Workshop in is a collaboration between the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation and Google. In the VEX Robotics Competition (https://www.vexrobotics.com/vexedr/competition) teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. This 2-day workshop will be held at the Google Campus in Sunnyvale, CA.

This is open to any girl who is a beginner or has very limited experience with robotics and would like to learn more about designing, building and programming robots. If we run out of room, TEAM and GROUP signups will be given higher priority over individual registrations. A mentor/teacher being part of a team registration is needed.  

If you are an individual participant we will pick a group of girls to be a part of your team and have one of the parents assigned to this group as a mentor.  Please indicate if a parent is able volunteer as one of the mentors for this team.  The mentor should be an adult over the age of 18 and should be able to participate in the workshops on both days.

No prior experience is required for either the participant or the mentor.  There will be a small fee of $50 per participant (no fees for mentors) for the two day workshop. This fee will be waived if you have any financial difficulty. Please indicate fee waiver request in the comment section of the form. 

Google and REC will provide kits for the workshop and will have staff volunteers to support the teams throughout the event. The day will begin at 9 AM and will finish at 5 PM (tentative times). On day 2 the teams will use the robots that they build to compete against each other and win cool prizes! Lunch will be provided, but you will have to make your own travel and hotel arrangements.

This is a form for you to indicate an interest in participating in the event. We will send you a specific invitation with confirmation on your spot in the workshop based on your input into the form and the amount of interest we receive.  

Please spread the word and send this form to others who may be interested in signing up for the event. Space is limited, so please sign up soon. By signing up here, you are only expressing interest. More details on the workshop and final signup process will follow to those that are selected for the workshop.

For those interested in volunteering, the volunteering form is here: https://goo.gl/forms/qgWZhpKMt146UTKy2.

We will also be holding a mentor workshop for all mentors. If you don't have students signing up and just want to learn more please sign up for volunteering and indicate that you want to be a part of mentor workshop and we can accommodate you.

Workshop Flyer: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-0o8664DNgT4PK81idr7sCdt3yyTxUBV
Contact:   gvexrobotics@gmail.com
Phone: 650-390-7928