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Girls at VEX Robotics Championships

Ahead of the annual International Women in Engineering Day on Friday 23rd June, VEX Robotics release the findings from their Girls into STEM Initiative (GIS) carried out across UK schools. Famous names including Carol Vorderman, Rachel Riley and Tim Peake also tweeted their support for initiative to support young women.

Funded by National Grid, who want to inspire more females to enter engineering careers, VEX Robotics carried out the Girls into STEM Initiative aimed at getting more girls involved in extra-curricular competitive robotics, with a requirement for all schools and teams to have female representation. The VEX Robotics Competitions take place from April to April each year, with schools from across the country taking part. School teams are given a different engineering challenge each year in the form of a game and must create a robot able to complete that challenge. Each school competes against other teams in regional heats leading to a UK National Final....

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