Girl Powered Workshop Presented by Google Austin

10/05/2019 - 10/06/2019
Girl Powered

Event Code: RE-WORKSHOP-19-9894

Program: Workshops & Camps

Type of Event: Workshop

Capacity: 80 / Spots Open: 0

Price: FREE

This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

Date: 10/05/2019 - 10/06/2019
Google Austin
500 West 2nd Street
Austin, Texas 78701
United States

Travel Info


  • More details to come!

Drop Off and Pick Up

  • To ensure the safety and security of all attendees, please plan to drop off and pick up your child inside the event center.  


Refund Policy

This event is free.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, please check the General Information section on the event page.  Any updates due to inclement weather will be posted at least 24 hours prior to the event.


Volunteers are welcome!  If you have experience with the VEX Robotics Competition program and would like to volunteer at this event, please contact the local REC Foundation organizer, Ruben Lopez.

Ruben Lopez



PLEASE NOTE: Due to maximum capacity regulations and fire code, we are not be able to accomodate parents or guests in this space (and/or have parking avaliable for a long period of time). We ask that you please drop off your attendee by 9:30AM and pick up by 4:00PM. 

Saturday, October 5th

9:00 - 9:30am          Registration

9:30 - 10:00am       Opening Remarks

10:00 - 12:30pm      Robot Build Session

12:30 - 1:30pm        Lunch

1:30 - 3:45pm          Robot Build Session & GP Activities

3:45 - 4:00pm          Clean-up & Closing Remarks


Sunday, October 6th

9:00 - 9:30am          Check-in

9:30 - 10:00am       Opening Remarks

10:00 - 12:30pm      2019/20 Tower Takeover Competition Overview & GP Activities

12:30 - 1:30pm        Lunch

1:30 - 3:00pm          Tower Takeover Competition Matches

3:00 - 4:00pm          Closing Remarks & Clean-Up

Event Dates

Date: 10/05/2019 - 10/06/2019


Google Austin
500 West 2nd Street
Austin, Texas 78701
United States

Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: No

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Ruben Lopez
Title: REC Foundation Regional Support Manager
Phone: 512-627-5587
Event Day Phone: 512-627-5587

Secondary Contact
Veronica Bitz
Title: REC Foundation Project Manager
Phone: 202-809-0547
Event Day Phone: 202-809-0547

General Info

Girl Powered Workshop Presented by Google (Middle School Students)

Google will be sponsoring a 2-day workshop for middle school girls, 9th , and 10th graders who are interested in learning about the VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) program. 

The Girl Powered Workshop is a collaboration between the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation and Google. In the VEX Robotics 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 Austin, TX.

This is open to any Middle School, 9th, or 10th grade girl who is a beginner or has very limited experience with robotics and would like to learn more about designing and building robots. We will have several trained volunteers there to assist each participant. 

Registration Instructions

Middle School students who want to attend the workshop will need to register through the Workshop event site.  To ensure you register properly for this event, please follow these directions:

  1. Please create a free Robot Events account either by an adult representative or the student (13+ years old). 
  2. Once the Robot Events account has been created, select the "Register" button on the Workshop website to register the student.  Adults can register multiple individuals under their own account. 

Please contact Ruben Lopez ( if you have registration questions. 

A confirmation email will be sent to the email address provided during the registration process.  If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact Ruben Lopez (


Breakfast and lunch will be provided for students.  Students may bring their own food or snacks if they have specific dietary restrictions.  

More Information

For more information about the VEX Robotics program or starting VEX teams in your organization, please visit the REC Foundation website: