It has been a very good year for Saint Catherine School Robotics teams. The Short Circuits, a middle school team, and the Vexers, one of our elementary teams, qualified for a national level CREATE US Open in Council Bluffs, Iowa in March. The Vexers are also going to the VEX Robotics World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, in April. Each team designed and built a robot, wrote code for robot commands, kept a journal of all their work, and planned a STEM project which they present at competitions.
Saint Catherine fielded five middle school teams and two elementary teams this year using the VEX IQ system. In only the second year of competition, the teams have excelled throughout the season. The students learned a great deal about engineering robots, writing code, designing a projects and competition protocol.
Next year, Saint Catherine School will again field elementary and middle school robotics teams. Plans are in the works to expand to the VEX EDR system for higher level teams. This will better prepare the students for high school robotics.