Vex Competitive Robotics

  • Vex RoboticsAdvisor: Craig Smith

    Open to 7th and 8th grade students who apply in the spring of the previous year. Seventh and eighth grade students may also be referred by members of the Middle School faculty. Occasionally, sixth graders enter the club based upon previous experience with Vex Robotics. We are limited to five teams of up to four students. Sixth grade students showing an interest in robotics may be added to teams during the fall, dependent upon the number of teams and members participating.

    Teams design and build from September through February during the academic period. Students are also encouraged to work after school from 2:30-3:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Competitions take place on Saturdays, and run throughout the day until about 4:00 pm. Dates of events are based upon the open competitions listed . Of course, the team must have a competitive robot completed before attending a tournament. Teams are invited to the State Final Tournament based on performance during the qualifying competitions. The goal is to qualify for a state final in March.