The 2017-2018 Robotics Club consists of about 20 students from grades 6 – 12. It is a good program that teaches students Engineering skills for mechanical design and software programming. I have had past students go on to Engineering Schools such as WPI and Northeastern from their experience.
In the beginning of the year, students are presented with the game challenge. This year it is called “VEX In The Zone”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Yo_mlR1VJU
The students start with an assortment of metal parts, gears and wires and need to plan, design and build a robot to compete against other schools to earn as many points as they can during the game.
This year at the Southeastern MA qualifier on January 6, 2018, the High School Team won the “Design Award” for best design in the competition thus advancing to the HS New England Regional Qualification Match being held at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, MA in March.
The MS Team also did well competing. At the end of the event, the MS Team won the Middle School Level “Team Excellence Award”. This is the top award presented at the event for all Middle Schools competing. This achievement advances the Middle School to the MS New England Regional Match being held in Framingham, MA in March.
Advisor: David Arruda