Saturday, January 28 was the 4th annual Mountain Lion Vex IQ Robotics Challenge hosted by Alpine Elementary IB World School in St Vrain Valley Schools in Longmont, CO. It was spectacular! 22 teams from around Longmont competed in several events.
Four Skyline High School students - Avynne Trembly (12th, Local Winner), Lindsey Hamblin (11th, Local Winner), Susanna Jones (10th, Local Runner Up), and Renata Comeau (9th, National Runner Up, Local Winner) - were 2016 winners of the Colorado Affiliate of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing.
Students at Northridge received an exciting treat to start off the New Year. It came in the form of an invitation to the very first Robotics Club meeting at their school. A total of 10 fourth and fifth graders were selected to participate in the club, which meets every Thursday afternoon in Northridge's STEM Lab. The students were introduced to VEX Robots during their first meeting. VEX is a company that allows students to work in teams to build robots and compete in challenges in a race against the clock.
On Saturday, January 24th, Alpine Elementary will host a Vex IQ Robotics Tournament. This year's challenge for tournaments, put forth by VEX robotics, is called HighRise. In the Teamwork Challenge, students are tasked with scoring points on the playing field through their alliance with another team. Each match is 60 seconds long. In addition to the Teamwork Challenge, teams can also participate in the Robot Skills Challenge, where individual robots take to the field to score as many points as possible under driver control.
On December 6th, 2014, Trail Ridge Middle school held their 3rd Annual Grizzly VEX Robotics Challenge. Thirty middle and high school teams from around Colorado gathered to compete in the Vex Robotics Competition - Skyrise. This all day event included qualifying and elimination rounds, a skills/programming field, and a judging room for teams to be interviewed with their engineering notebooks and robots.