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Gael Force 2022 Girl Powered Workshop

Date
29-Oct-2022
Event Code
RE-WORKSHOP-22-9480
Program
Workshops & Camps
Event Type
Workshop
Event Format
In-Person
Capacity
75
Spots Open
0
Event Region
California
Standard Registration Opens
2-Sep-2022 17:33 EDT
Registration Deadline
28-Oct-2022 23:59 EDT
Price
FREE
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Our Girl Powered Workshop is an engineering and robotics event being hosted by Gael Force Robotics (5327). Our goal is to promote the inclusion of women in STEM fields, by helping middle school girls gain exposure to the world of robotics and engineering. This workshop is open to girls from 6th-9th grade, where they will learn valuable skills in building, programming, designing, and strategy. 

Volunteer Form: https://forms.gle/ZqtC8iXRFUAhBuu19

Our workshop will have 4 different stations: 

  • Building with Design: This station includes activities that focus on designing, then building mechanisms. Girls will learn to construct 3D models of their designs using CAD, and then build their designs using their models as a reference.
  • Building: This station is oriented towards general building concepts, where girls can learn good building habits and put them into practice, first with simple mechanisms, then with increasingly complex ones.
  • Programming: This station teaches the essentials of programming for VEX Robotics in VexCode. Participants will be familiarized with the programming environment, and will be taught basic program logic and algorithm writing for their robots.
  • Strategy: This station educates girls in the basic strategies of playing in a VEX robotics match, and allows them to play their own matches, both as drivers and as coaches. Girls will develop game specific strategies and practice implementing them, building their creative thinking skills and driver skills.

Our event also features several keynote speakers and a completely female panel of guests, including current high school girls in robotics, Gael Force alumni studying STEM disciplines in college, and Gael Force alumni currently working in STEM fields. More information on keynote speakers and panelists will be released closer to our event date, along with our event schedule. If you have any questions, or would like to know more about our event, please reach out to gaelforcerobotics@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Helpful Links:

Game Manual: https://content.vexrobotics.com/docs/2022-2023/vrc-spin-up/VRC-SpinUp-GameManual-2.0.pdf

Assumption of Risk and Release Document: https://tinyurl.com/gfrgpriskandrelease

Age / Grade Level:
Grades 6-9

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 29-Oct-2022

Venue/Location:
Dublin High School
8151 Village Parkway
Dublin, California 94568
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

 

 

Time

Event

 

7 am

 

  • Doors Open for Volunteers

 

8:45 am

 

  • Doors Open for everyone

9:00 am

 

  • Introductions
  • Presentation
  • Break into groups

 

9:20 am

 

  • Stations Rotation #1

 

10:40 am

 

  • Stations Rotation #2

 

12:00 pm

 

  • Lunch break

 

12:30 pm

 

  • Stations Rotation #3

 

1:50 pm

 

  • Stations Rotation #4

 

3:10 pm

 

  • Games/Wrap up

 

4pm

 

  • Event ends

 

Volunteer

Volunteers are appreciated. If you have a group that wishes to volunteer, please contact Gael Force Robotics at gaelforcerobotics@gmail.com.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the case of bad weather conditions, an emergency, or possible cancellations, please visit the event website on Robotevents.com where updates regarding the event status will be posted as needed.  Please make sure your team contact information is up to date on Robotevents.com in case we need to contact your team.

Refund Policy

 

Event payments are expected when you register for this event and must be completed (showing PAID in the system) at least 1 week prior to the event date. 

Unpaid teams will be removed from the event, allowing space for teams on the waitlist. No refunds will be made once a team is marked PAID in the system.  Please contact Shalini Suravarjjala (yvsdevi@gmail.com) if you have any questions or concerns.