Mater Dei High School’s Robomater2 team took home first place in today’s Vex Robotics Competition at Ivy Tech Community College. Second place went to Signature School1 and third place went to Perry Central.
About 50 students in grades 4-12 interested in robotics participated in the annual competition. The VEX Robotics Challenge was titled “Math Whiz,” and was sponsored by Ivy Tech’s School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering and Applied Technology.
The focus of the contest was for the team members to be able to think on their feet. The teams were supplied ahead of time with angles and elevations of turns. In a series of challenges, competitors had to calculate times and distances to see how well they know their robot’s capabilities. The VEX Robotics Design System offers students an exciting platform for learning about areas rich with career opportunities spanning science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). These are just a few of the many fields students can explore by creating with VEX Robotics Technology. Beyond science and engineering principles, a VEX Robotics project encourages teamwork, leadership and problem solving among groups.