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VEX IQ STEM Career Readiness Online Challenge Sponsored by The REC Foundation

Nearly 2.5 million STEM careers are going unfilled. Career readiness is one of the unsung skills that teams involved in VEX Robotics programs will adapt through their participation on a competitive robotics team. Career exploration is a vital component in developing a skill set. In this STEM Careers Online Challenge, you will be asked to explore a specific career within a STEM field and create an exciting and engaging presentation about your chosen career.

Things to keep in mind for a successful submission:

  • What STEM career appeals to you most?
  • Share how your involvement in competitive robotics is preparing you for this field.
  • Share required skills or fields of study that persons working within this career gained/studied to allow them to be successful.
  • How do you believe this career field will evolve over the next ten years?
  • Is there a well-known person working within this field? How has this person inspired you to learn more about this career path? What do they attribute to their success?

We want compelling, engaging, and well-researched insight into the growing field of STEM careers available to students using their skills learned in competitive robotics. There are many paths that you can take to becoming a STEM leader, which will you choose?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2018/11/08/moving-target-preparing-todays-minds-for-the-stem-jobs-of-tomorrow/#348fb41fe147

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Career Readiness

mjl6537@lausd.net

This essay submission was skillfully written by Sara Khattak, a 7th grader and a member of our VEX IQ robotics team Comet Crew 11108A.Sara is a gifted writer and will achieve great heights in her academic and later professional life.

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Career Readiness

mkoletzke

This career readiness essay was reasearched and put together by team 2501V for the VEX IQ STEM Career Readiness Online Challenge.

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Career Readiness

mkoletzke

This career readiness essay was reasearched and put together by team 2501X for the VEX IQ STEM Career Readiness Online Challenge.

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Software Developers are Changing the World

Error404

This essay was written and researched by robotics team Error404 908A. The club is made of 5 students in grades fifth and sixth.  

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Career Readiness Team 11108B

mjl6537@lausd.net

This Career Readiness was co-authored by two students, Joseph Donayre and Deery Melara. They are both goal driven and action oriented. They have dreams for their futures as is evident in their essay writing about career readiness.According to Joseph's mother, he has wanted to be an aerospace engineer foras long as she can remember.

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Robotics in Healthcare

Bstahl07

In the future I hope to become a Roboticist with a focus on helping the medical field

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