"Together, we proved them wrong. Together, we Won. Together, we can make the future Girl Powered!"
Girl Powered represents our ideals and hopes to see STEM unify and become unbiased . As a girl in robotics and STEM, one not only have to worry about robot’s performance and opponent’s strategy, but also the prejudice that already exists in the field. Because of this, our team strives to create diversity in the STEM field by hosting annual Girl Powered conferences to empower the minds of our future engineers.
in 2015, 8787C became the first all-girls team in the Texas. our region had never seen such a team and they didn’t believe our potential.
8787C won the West Texas Regional Championship, winning Tournament Champions and Excellence Award. Going to Worlds encapsulated the success of our goal of making STEM a diverse field without people who discriminate based on gender.
we didn’t know what the future of our Girl Powered but we knew that Girl Powered had to take place. this event was brought up but it was unrealistic due to lack of funds. we knew it would be a challenge, but we had our minds and hearts dedicated to this movement.
The girls watched their own picture become a part of a website. more than a website, they became a voice that resonated gender is irrelevant.
we became an inspiration to these girls. They saw us as a role model.we do this to become the role models we were never exposed to while growing up.
Not only we host Girl Powered events, we also participate in variety of events throughout our community. for example, our annual robotics summer camp where we elaborate on Electronics circuits, 3D printed, rockets models, computer programming, cyber security and many more aspects of STEM.
in 2016 , we hosted the largest Girl Powered event in the world.
over 350 girls ranging from ages 7-18 all eager to learn more about STEM opportunities.
We invited these girls to provide the resources and information for knowledge.
We invited women from different professions to give presentations and
our coach, Mr. Torres, was received the “volunteer of the Year” award at Worlds for taking the initiative to revolutionize the way robotics is perceived by society and making it a diverse field for anyone to enjoy.