COMPETITION ROBOTS - By its nature, the study of competitive robotics not only encompasses all four pillars of STEM education (Science - Technology - Engineering - Maths), but also encourages important life skills like teamwork, communication, and project-based organization. The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation exists to bring this exciting experience to students all over the globe through the VEX IQ Challenge, VEX Robotics Competition, and VEX U.
In the VEX
Competitions - presented by the Robotics Education & Competition
Foundation - teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams from around the world in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test on the playing field as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels; local champions go on to compete against the best in the world at VEX Worlds each April!
THE CODING QUEENS - The Coding Queens are a 5th Grade all girls robotics team from California. They made this superb model of the SeaVax ocean cleanup robot, even mounting it on a display stand. They researched, prepared for a speech and gave the presentation they had planned for the VEX robotics challenges in 2017. All their hard work paid off because from this series of wins they went on to the VEX IQ worlds in Kentucky, Louisville in April. Nice one girls.
5TH GRADE ALL GIRLS ROBOTICS TEAM
Meet the John Malcom Elementary Coding Queens! A 5th grade ALL GIRLS Robotics team from John S. Malcom Elementary School in Laguna Niguel,
JOHN MALCOLM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - The girls from Laguna Niguel, California, with Nona Reimer, the teacher who is helping them to meet the challenges that is robotics. They are looking to raise $15,000 to further their chosen career path in robotics and science. Please help them to realize their dream if you can. Click on the picture above and give them a helping hand.
IS WHERE THE CODING QUEENS ARE AT:
Competing on a state and worldwide level competition is very exciting but will require extensive resources. We are contacting local businesses and individuals to inquire about possible corporate or individual donations to help make this trip a reality for all of 6 girls, in addition to their coach and teacher, and parent supervisors. Your help will assist our team to achieve their goal of bringing home a WIN from Kentucky and facilitate a whole lot of inspiration to a lot of other young ladies who may follow in the Coding Queen's footsteps in future years.
RYAN'S MINIMAX - On Sunday the 22nd of January 2017, Ryan Dusart (seen above with his MiniMax boat launcher) joined in a skype conversation with the Coding Queens, as the most junior SeaVax team member. The Coding Queens were keen to learn how the SeaVax design evolved and what methods were being employed to identify plastic and collect waste from the oceans without harming marine life. The MiniMax will be radio controlled and used to familiarize Ryan with driving such machines into the water to simulate SeaVax launches and recoveries.
GIANT HEXAPOD - Let loose in the robot store, Ryan checks out the range of movement of the neck joint of a robot based on an animal (insect) that can carry over 100 times it's body weight. Learning to program computers to control robots using Lego Mindstorms, MakeBlock and other STEM learning aids does not include structural design, welding or other engineering problems, students can just concentrate on learning how to make machines obey digital commands using plug and play components. The engineering grunt comes after the intellectual workout. This machine could carry wounded people from a dangerous crash or earthquake site.
WHAT DOES 'STEM' STAND FOR?
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math = STEM.
United States has developed as a global leader, in large part, through the genius and hard work of its scientists, engineers, and innovators. In a world that’s becoming increasingly complex, where success is driven not only by what you know, but by what you can do with what you know, it’s more important than ever for our youth to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information. These are the types of skills that students learn by studying science, technology, engineering, and
math - subjects collectively known as STEM.
GUINNESS WORLD RECORD - The event last year set a new world robotics record.
Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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