VEX IQ State Robotics Champions
During the 2017 & 2018 VEX IQ Robotics competition seasons, Engineering For Kids teams won the following awards at the State Robotics Championship:
Excellence Award: Top All Around Team (Robot Performance & Judged) - The Excellence Award is the highest award presented in the VEX IQ Challenge. The recipient of this award is a team that exemplifies overall excellence in creating a high quality VEX IQ robotics program. This team excels in many areas and is a shining example of dedication, devotion, hard work and teamwork. This team is committed to quality in everything that they do and is a strong contender in numerous award categories. This team or program deserves to be recognized for building a quality robotics program.
Teamwork Champion: The VEX IQ Teamwork Challenge Champions Award is presented to the two team alliance that earned the highest score in the Teamwork Challenge Finals matches. Both teams that received this award were Engineering For Kids Teams
Robot Skills Champion: The VEX IQ Robot Skills Champion Award is presented to the team with the highest combined Programming Skills Challenge and Driving Skills Challenge scores.
As a result of these awards, Engineering For Kids had seven (7) teams attend the VEX IQ World Robotics Championship in Louisville Kentucky where they competed against teams from all over the world.
VEX IQ ROBOTICS OVERVIEW
Elementary and middle school is the most formative time in a young student's life. The best way to instill a lifelong interest in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) is to provide a fun, engaging, and hands-on opportunity to explore and experience it for themselves. By its nature, the study of robotics inherently incorporates all four pillars of STEM. VEX IQ is a snap-together robotics system designed from the ground up to provide this opportunity to future engineers of all skill levels. By packaging advanced concepts into an accessible package, the system also naturally encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership for students as young as second grade!
VEX IQ ROBOTIC CLASSES
In our weekly robotics classes, students use their problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration skills to design and program a robot assembly to find the best solution to solving the class objective. Developing these life skills will enable to the students to have more confidence as they experience real world challenges in their lives.
VEX IQ ROBOTICS TEAM COMPETITION
The VEX IQ Challenge serves as a great introduction to competition for younger students. Each year, students solve an engineering challenge presented in the form of a game. Teams can participate in a variety of skill-based and judged events, like demonstrating a Programming Skills autonomous routine or presenting a STEM Research Project. The flagship Teamwork Challenge emphasizes the value of collaboration over combat by pairing teams together to achieve the highest combined score possible.
VEX IQ PROGRAMMING
As the world grows more technologically complex, computer science and computational thinking are becoming even more crucial fundamentals for students to learn. Since you can physically see the results of your coding exercises, robots offer a uniquely engaging format for learning these concepts.
ROBOTC is a cross-robotics-platform programming language for popular educational robotics systems. ROBOTC is a C-Based Programming Language and the premiere robotics programming language for educational robotics and competitions.