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1 VEX Robotics at the Career and Technology Center

2 ACTC Robotics Program: All high school students enrolled in District I or II have the option of joining a traveling competition VEX Robotics team.

3 VEX Robotics Mentors PLTW Engineering Instructors: –Bryan Bacher –James Davis –Trevor Hollingsworth –Lisa Lennon –Sean McCullough

4 What is VEX?? The VEX Robotics is a mid-level robotics competition for middle & high school students. –Students work in teams to compete against other teams in a fast-paced game to score as many points as possible before time runs out Every year a new challenge (“game”) is released Bracket style competition similar to NCAA basketball Robot has to be 18”x18”x18” at the start of the match

5 VEX is Global The VEX Robotics Competition is the largest and fastest growing middle and high school robotics program globally Over 10,000 teams from 32 countries worldwide Over 750 tournaments worldwide

6 VEX Robotics

7 Mission Statement The Anderson Districts I & II Career & Technology Center Robotics Program seeks to increase student interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by engaging students in a hands-on, sustainable, and affordable robotics engineering program.

8 Opportunities for Students Robot Fabrication Programming in C-based code Mechanical Design (CAD) Graphic Design & Photography Creating & Maintaining Team Websites Problem Solving Engineering Notebook (Documentation) Meeting New People and Working in a Team to Solve Problems Scholarships

9 ACTC Robotics Website Calendar General Info Forms and Information Team pages

10 ACTC Robotics Handbook Go over highlights from the handbook It is available on the ACTC Robotics website

11 Events this Season This is still tentative as dates/locations are being finalized: –SC has to follow the VEX State Championship Model: 5+ regional events each with 4+ qualifying spots for the state championship –ACTC plans to host one of these locally –Date: January 17 th, 2015 – Location still TBD 1 State Championship of 24-35 teams competing –March 7 th, 2015 – Center for Advanced Technical Studies – Chapin, SC –3 SC teams will earn a place at the VEX World Championship

12 World Championships? Louisville, Kentucky –2015: April 15 th – April 18 th

13 The VEX Playing Field - Skyrise


15 Tour Anyone? Join us for a tour of the ACTC robotics facilities –Where students are to be dropped off and picked up –How to get to the robotics room –See the robotics room & meet the mentors –Q & A –**Anyone wishing to pay the $75 student participation fee tonight can pay ACTC Robotics Mentor Sean McCullough

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