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VEX Robotics

The world faces an unprecedented need for new innovators, thinkers, and problem-solving leaders. We envision a world where every student has the opportunity to be inspired by the excitement of hands-on STEM learning and knows the feeling of creating something with technology. We want people of all ages and backgrounds to recognize that creative problem solving is fun and see its importance in shaping a better future. In the VEX Robotics Competition, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels and culminate at the VEX Robotics World Championship each April. VEX Robotics embraces this model of explorative STEM learning. We know what it's like to get excited about something cool. We know the magic a student experiences the moment they create something with technology. We want kids to learn how much fun it is to solve challenging problems. We're providing tools that are easy for beginners to master but will expand with the imagination and experience of their users. The study of robotics inherently relates to all facets of STEM--and when students learn through exploration, it increases motivation and desire to succeed.
 
Mr. Dave Dzurko, Advisor Mr. Tim Saylor, Asst. Advisor