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Galen VEX - Engaging Our Community

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GalenVEX
Entry ID #: 7617
Created: Sun, Jan 12, 2020 5:22 AM


Galen VEX - Engaging our Community.

Galen VEX started in October 2016 as a group of 5 interested regional Students. We now have 30 students in our program, and have represented Australia at the VEX Worlds in 2018 and 2019. Through our passion for VEX we have encourage, mentored and inspired other schools/teams to join the program. We now have 16 local teams, and that is expanding at a rapid rate, with more schools looking to join the 2020-2021 season. 

Throughout our journey we have continued to work with our community, engaging the young and the old, through workshops, fun community events, teacher workshops, holiday programs. We have also made visits to retirement homes, bringing great big smiles and plenty of laughter into thier lives.

Wangaratta is a small regional community in north east Victoria, Australia. We have gained notoriety in our community through our engagement and success and have become the "go to" people for VEX and STEM activities. The Lead Scientist of Victoria, Dr Amanda Caples, comminssioned a Case study to highlight our success to other regions. 

We love VEX and sharing our passion for it. We love engaging with the community and volunteering.  We won the Community Award at the 2019 VEX Nationals in recognition of all the work we have done in the community, locally and nationally. 

Please Enjoy our story of Engaging with our Community.   

 

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Enjoy our story, of our Community Engagement. We have loved sharing our passion and knowledge for VEX and STEM. We share it with the young and old, and love seeing the smiles on their faces. Wangaratta is a small regional community in north east Victoria, Australia. We have gained notoriety in our community through our engagement and success and have become the "go to" people for VEX and STEM activities. We won the 2019 Community Award at the Australian VEX Nationals as recognition of our community work and volunteering at VEX events.

Comments

   jeffcarboon@bigpond.com on 01/15/2020

Th Galen VEX team have been inspired by amazing STEM teachers, who freely share their VEX robotics knowledge with other schools and community groups! Thanks.

   npeters92@gmail.com on 01/15/2020

Congratulations to Galen College’s VEX team on a great story and video in celebration of all your achievements. I’ve enjoyed following and reporting on your amazing journey over the past year, and look forward to bringing my son and his friend to your holiday robotics and coding workshops next week!

   cathcarboon@bigpond.com on 01/15/2020

The Galen VEX team of students are inspirational in our local community, they have been embraced by all the locals in our rural town who follow their journey, participate in their events and are so proud of what a young group of country kids have been able to achieve! The students ability to connect with young and old has seen the interest in robotics in our town increase ten fold!! Congratulations on your amazing achievements!

   Bpaterson on 01/15/2020

Outstanding achievements by all students and teachers

   leadscientist on 01/14/2020

Congratulations to the Galen VEX team on all that you have accomplished so far.

   mundy.megan@gmail.com on 01/14/2020

Love your work!

   tammy@tammyatkins.com.au on 01/14/2020

Congratulations on all your work - your robotics work is exciting and it's wonderful to see local students competing on a world stage.

   eduadv1 on 01/13/2020

Great work, folks!

   GalenVEX on 01/13/2020

Let's go Galen VEX!! Fantastic Video editing and audio commentary: Ryan and Mitch. You have done well!