WORLD RECORD - In
April 2016 in Louisville,
Kentucky, USA, VEX
Worlds broke the record for the Largest robot competition after a total of
1,075 teams from 30 different nations participated in the huge robotics
The VEX Robotics program is specifically tailored to bring the magic of robotics competition into the classroom. Robotics is an engaging way to integrate all facets of STEM education into the classroom and head-to-head competition is a natural way to capture students’ attention. During the excitement that comes with building and competing, students will be having fun in a hands on environment working with STEM concepts and life skills.
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.
Robots help students unlock the power of their imagination by designing and constructing remote-controlled robotic devices that can lift, throw, climb, gather and expand the boundaries of experimental intelligence. The system gives young people a fun, new way to learn about STEM subjects. By working together to create robots that perform exciting challenges, they also gain valuable problem-solving and team-building skills.
ROBOTC - is a powerful C-based programming language with a Windows environment for writing and debugging programs, and the only programming language at this level that offers a comprehensive, real-time debugger. ROBOTC is a cross-platform solution that allows students to learn the type of c-based programming used in advanced education and professional applications.
VEX Worlds Guidebook Apps
Worlds 2017 has gone mobile! Follow the directions linked below for each
VEX Worlds Division to get the free app. Check out your schedule,
exhibitors, maps, and more!
Click here for the VEX Worlds 2017 Venue Map.
Team Email Blast Archive
Follow this link that will direct you to the team email blast archive on VEXForum.com
VEXED - A few of the robots that operate and can be programmed with ROBOTC. ROBOTC is a Natural Language that places basic motor commands like moving forward and backward into easy to use functions that empower the student to quickly enable a simple robot behavior. Natural language also enables the programmer to call sensor commands like “untilRotations” which control how far the robot travels, or untilDark, which controls how long the robot will execute a behavior. Natural language provides a scaffolded programming environment between ROBOTC Graphical and full ROBOTC.
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.
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. President Obama was very keen to promote STEM in schools in the US.
Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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