Downingtown, Pennsylvania USA (April 28, 2014)—VEXMEN teams 81W Wolverine and 90C Cyclops traveled to Anaheim, California to compete in the 2014 VEX Robotics World Championships, held April 23-26 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Both teams competed fiercely in competition. Team 90C was awarded the Middle School division Think Award, honoring exceptional advanced autonomous programming skills.
Team 90C is comprised of four eighth grade students, mostly from Lionville Middle School in Downingtown, PA. The 90C team finished the competition in 25th place in their division and third in the Middle School Programming Skills challenge. Team 90C additionally placed 13th overall for Programming Skills in the combined College, High School, and Middle School competition.
Team 81W includes three students from the Downingtown science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Academy, applying the skills taught in the STEM-based curriculum to design, build, and program their VEX competition robots and to present their creations to skilled judges. The students regularly encourage others to become involved in robotics as a pathway to STEM-related courses of study.
The VEX World Championship involved more than 15,000 participants from 27 countries, represented by 760 robotics teams, and was presented by the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation and the Northrop Grumman Foundation. Both VEXMEN teams competed against 10,000 teams worldwide for the opportunity to participate in the World Championship event.
Beginning with a design on a clean sheet of paper, and using official VEX Robotics materials VEXMEN Teams design, build, and program the robots they create. The teams compete at regional events throughout Pennsylvania, culminating with the State Championships where they are able to qualify for the VEX Robotics World Championships.
About Branywine Robotics (VEXMEN)
Branywine Robotics is the charitable non-profit organization that supports VEXMEN. VEXMEN includes 100 High School and Middle School teams, comprised of approximately 100 students and mentors. Brandywine Robotics also supports FLL (First Lego League) teams that compete regionally and nationally. The organization consists of students mainly from the Downingtown Area School District, which participates in Project Lead the Way, the leading provider of STEM programs in the United States.
The goal of Brandywine Robotics is to encourage students to engage in STEM-related courses of study. This is achieved through education sessions and the hands-on experience of designing, building, and programming their robots, typically in teams of three to five students. The ability to compete against other robotics teams regionally and internationally takes robotics to another level that has the excitement and charisma of any sporting event.
About REC Foundation
The REC Foundation seeks to increase student interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by engaging students in hands-on, sustainable and affordable curriculum-based robotics engineering programs across the United States and internationally. The REC Foundation develops partnerships with K-12 education, higher education, government, industry, and the non-profit community so that one day these programs may become accessible to all students and schools in all communities. For more information on REC Foundation, visit www.roboticseducation.org (http://cts.businesswire.com/
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