Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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Google Sponsored - Girl Powered VEX Robotics Workshop

23-Jul-2022 - 24-Jul-2022
Event Code
Workshops & Camps
Event Type
Event Format
Spots Open
Event Region
Standard Registration Opens
31-Mar-2022 20:36 EDT
Registration Deadline
15-Jul-2022 20:37 EDT
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info


                                              VEX Robotics Workshop 


At this time This event is completely full.

We also have a robotics workshop for students going into grades 3 to 6 in fall of 2022 that has plenty of spots open. We created this workshop recently. Please sign up for that workshop if the student is in those grades.

Register - Robotics workshop for grades 3 to 6.

If however your student is in grades 7th through 12 please add their name to the interest form below to indicate interest and we will notify. you if a spot opens up or future events.

 Interest form

If you have any. questions please email


Information about the Robotics Workshop

​​Google is excited to host the sixth annual in-person Girl Powered VEX Robotics Workshop for girls in grades 6 through 12, 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 Spin Up

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. 

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 at the links below:


If you have a team of a minimum of 3 girls, up to 6 going to grades 6 to 12 in Fall of 2022, 

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.

For girls going into grades 3 to grade 5 in the fall of 2022. We have a robotics workshop for elementary  school happening at the same time. You can REGISTER for the workshop here.

WHO CAN  REGISTER for this workshop

  • Team which has a minimum of 3 girls, up to 5 girls
  • Only girls going into middle and high school (grades 6 through 12 in fall of 2022) are eligible to participate in this event. For girls going to grades 3 to 5 you can register for this workshop.

  • Each team should have one adult mentor present with them throughout the workshop

  • All the participants should be fully vaccinated. 

Please Note: 

  • The mentor 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 per participant for a 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 waive the fees.

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 8:00 AM and will finish at 5:30 PM (tentative times). On the second day, the teams will use the robots that they build 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 3 participants and a mentor identified, here are the step-by-step instructions on how to formally register a team.

Step by Step Registration Instructions 

Special Note: 

  • Only 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 VRC team for $150

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

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 Workshop home 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 and 5 girls (minimum of 3 girls). 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 3 participants and are still interested, here is what you can do

  • If you know you will eventually have 3 or 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 6 weeks before the event. However, you will have to pay the fees. 

  • In addition, If you are interested in  finding others in your area with interest to form a team, please enter your contact information in this form. All information input into this


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 6 through Grade 12

Event Dates & Locations

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

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

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Agenda will be publisehd a week before the event. The event will run from 8AM to 5:30PM on July 23 and July 24, 2023


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 and will not be within 3 weeks of 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 Dr
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