Girl Powered VEX Robotics Workshop at Google (Workshop A) - (Girls Only)

07/11/2020 - 07/12/2020
Girl Powered

Event Code: RE-WORKSHOP-20-1483

Program: Workshops & Camps

Type of Event: Workshop

Capacity: 105 / Spots Open: 50%+

Max Registrations per Organization: 5

Registration Deadline: Tue, Mar 31, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

Price: $300.00

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Refund Policy

Refunds will be issued until May 1, 2020 and at the discretion of the event organizer.

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

Volunteers are welcome! For those interested in volunteering, the volunteering form and instructions will be posted closer to the event.

Agenda

The agenda will be posted closer to the event.

 

Agenda for last year

Event Dates

Date: 07/11/2020 - 07/12/2020

Venue/Location:

Google Event Center (MP7)
1170 Bordeaux Drive
Sunnyvale, California 94089
United States

Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: No

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Kaushik Shivakumar
Email: gvexrobotics@gmail.com
Phone: 6503907928
Event Day Phone: 650-390-7928

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

General Info

On each of the two weekends in July (Workshop A: July-11-12, Workshop B: July 18-19), Google will be sponsoring a 2 day girls only workshop STRICTLY for middle and high school girls (girls currently in 5th grade going to 6th grade are eligible - rising 6th graders) and their teachers/mentors who are interested in learning about the VEX Robotics Program. Workshops A and B are identical so please sign up for one of the workshops if you are interested. This is also for girls who have no robotics experience. Girls who have been to previous workshops are discouraged from signing up so that we can accommodate students. Last year we held the tournament at the Google Event Center in Sunnyvale, CA and had over 850 middle and high school girls participate in this 2 day event.  

Video of Last Year's Event

Workshop Flyer

2019 Detailed Event Agenda and Information - 2020 event information and agenda will be available closer to the event.

Photo Album 2018 Event .    

Photo Album 2019 - Workshop A Event . 

 Photo Album 2019 - Workshop B Event

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 -  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. One mentor or a teacher being part of a team registration is needed. and will be part of the team. The team can be anywhere from 3 to 5 girls. A team can have upto 2 mentors (one mentor / team is required), the mentor can be a parent or a teacher. No prior experience is required for either the participant or the mentor.  We will have several trained volunteers there to assist each team, the role of mentor and parent is to facilitate the teams.

There will be a fee of $300 per team of upto 5 girls (the fee is fixed/team and s independent of the number of girls in the team). This fee will be waived for teams that have financial difficulty. Please email gvexrobotics@gmail.com with information on the nature of the financial difficulty.    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 8:00 AM and will finish at 5:30 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. For those interested in volunteering, the volunteer sign up form will be provided closer to the event. More details on the workshop and final signup process will follow to those that are selected for the workshop.

 

DETAILED REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

    Step 1:  MENTOR creates a login if you dont have one here (Workshop A or Workshop B)

                   The mentor is the adult supervisor who comes to the workshop with the girls you can list a backup mentor in the detailed information

    Step 2: Click the register new attendee button on the main workshop home page (Workshop A or Workshop B) and register the MENTOR

    Step 3: Come back to the main workshop page (Workshop A or Workshop B) and then pick the mentor from the drop down for the Attendee button

   Step 4: Complete the form with the information of all the team members (mentors and girls). Between 3 and 5 girls (minimum of 3 girls), please give all 3 girls. You can potentially change the name of the participants until we close registration, but we require 3 names when you register.

   Step 5: 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 below giving us the reasons and Google will waive these fees.

YOU ARE DONE

 THINGS NOT TO DO:

                            - DO NOT  REGISTER A VRC team for $150 

                            - DO NOT have the girl participant register as mentor

 

If you do not have enough members to form a team and are interested in finding others in your area with interest to form a team, please enter your contact information in this form. This form is for you to express an interest in forming a team and finding others in your school/neighborhood that are interested in participating in the workshop. All information input into this form will be shared with everyone interested in forming a team.  The organizers of the workshop will not make any attempt to put together teams, it will be upto individuals signing up here to contact each other form teams and sign up. Once you enter the information in this form you will receive a link with contact information about others who are interested in forming a team.

Space is limited so signup soon, we had over a 1200 girls interested last year and we could accommodate only 800.  Since space is limited I would encourage you to sign up for a team spot  first so that you reserve a space and form the full team as you are recruiting team members.

 Lunch, Snacks, Water, will be provided.

Organizers of the Girls Robotics Workshop - Team 315

Contact: gvexrobotics@gmail.com

Phone: 650-390-7928