VEX

Similar to FRC, VEX participants are presented with a new game each year and are challenged to build a robot from a variety of VEX parts. Robots created for VEX games are smaller than those participating in FRC but are generally larger and more complex than those in FLL. At competitions, teams compete against one another in alliances of two; the alliance with the most points at the end of the match wins. Awards are given to teams based on their robot’s design and performance on the field, as well as the team’s enthusiasm and attitude off the field.

In 2012 after one year of competition it was decided that it would be better to bring this program into the classroom instead of competing officially. It has been included in the “Structures” unit of the grade 7 class since then, thus allowing all girls in the school get an opportunity to build, program and play with a robot.

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