Local rookie robotics team goes to world championships

The Vex Robotics Team Discobotz 47U consists of four students from Evergreen Middle School.

  • Monday, April 23, 2018 8:30am
  • Life

Vex Robotics Team Discobotz 47U, a rookie team that consists of four Middle Schooler’s from Evergreen Middle School in Redmond.

VEX IQ is a robotics platform designed to transform the STEM learning paradigm for young students and their teachers grades four through eight. Vex helps students to put classroom concepts to the test in a global engineering challenge and helps students take learning into their own hands.

Robert Johnson, the principle, and Jason Steele, the science teacher, made all this possible for these students by conducting the Robotics Club and giving them guidance.

Vex holds hundreds of competition events annually around the world. Experiencing STEM in a competitive context increases student engagement and makes lessons feel more “real”. Beyond robotics, students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more.

This team successfully participated and qualified at State Championship held on Feb. 24 and holding 2nd ranking in Washington. As a result the team is now qualified for VEX IQ Middle School Worlds Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, which is schedule for April 29 through May 1. There are 400 Teams from all over the world participating in this Championship.

The team includes 7th graders Sarvesh Senthil and Pascal Stevens and 6th graders Varun Senthil and Ram Sanjay.

This Team has won Excellence Award, TeamWork Challenge Award and Judges Award. Two more Teams from LWSD are also joining for the Worlds Championship.

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