In the VEX Robotics Competition, 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!
This is an open ended task for the students, where they can get up close and personal with the design cycle and learning so much along their journey. The students will benefit from a mentor, someone who can be there to encourage and guide them along the way. Building Bots are happy to help. We have experience in judging at all levels of the competition, hence have a great insight on how the teams progress each year and what gives them the competitive advantage.
Lets not get ahead of ourselves though. It is not all about winning. It is about:
- Giving it ago and developing new skills.
- Learning from your mistakes.
- Continuous improvement.
- Working as a team.
- Understanding individual team members skills and limitations.
- Communication and collaboration.
- Game analysis and strategy.
- Sportsmanship and respect.
Please get into contact with us to discuss how we can provide some mentoring to your team or school.
For more information about the tournament and the benefit to the students please watch the video’s below.