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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

Entries

3383B - Biomechanist

Robohawks- Coach Lund

We Are Team: 3383B Pi of ORCHARD HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL.

We are passionate middle schoolers who are fascinated by engineering and technology. These tough times are another reason to push our motivation and passion to do robotics! We chose biomechanists for our STEM career project. Biomechanists change human lives, environments, and our world. This profession matters to us because we can expand the universe with just our hands. 

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3383C - The Magical World of Imagineering

Robohawks- Coach Lund

Team 3383C, a middle school VEX IQ team from the Orchard Hills Robohawks tells a compelling story of Disney Imagineering. At Disney Parks your imagination comes to life. From movies to books to your favorite Disney characters, but behind all of the magic is robotics. The people who make this possible are the Disney Imagineers.

 

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3383D -Ethical Hackers: Protectors of the Cyber...

Robohawks- Coach Lund

Team 3383D - VEX IQ Middle School - Orchard Hills Robohawks

Vexcode(init); 

//Initializing hack into the VEX IQ STEM Career Project

start(blowing the judges away with our interesting STEM career); 

stop(mistaking us for those dirty black hat hackers);

//We are true and ethical whenever we do anything within the realms of hacking 

guess(Have you guessed what stem career we’re talking about?); 

//The infamous, interesting, and amazing STEM career called...Ethical...


3383E - Artificial Intelligence Engineer

Robohawks- Coach Lund

Team 3383E from the Orchard Hills Robohawks researches an Artifical Intelligence Engineer. 

“Artificial intelligence is the future and the future is here.” ~Dave Waters

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3383F - 3D Innovators

Robohawks- Coach Lund

Team 3383F from the Orchard Hills Robohawks takes a look at the world of 3D Innovation and all of the fields you can explore as a 3D innovator, designer, and printer. 

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3383G - Video Game Engineers

Robohawks- Coach Lund

Team 3383G - A VEX IQ Middle school team from the Orchard Hills Robohawks. 

Take a look at the career of a video game engineer who develops gaming software. The software created can help enhance games and be the basis of future games. Gaming softwares are getting more advanced everyday.   

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Robotics Today, Zoology Tomorrow

cpastrana

Explore how participation in VEX IQ robotics can help develop skills necessary for a career as a zoologist.

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Software Developer

PAT-Robotics

Please enjoy our presentation on Software Developers.

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Disney Imagineer

TabithaO

This is a collaborative effort from Team 69852C.   They came together to support the career dreams of their 7th grade teammate and the essay author, Sophie Swiney.  While browsing the online challenges, this particular challenge spoke to Sophie.  She expressed to her team that she wanted to become a Disney Imagineer.  Her teammates jumped into action.  They started watching videos of Imagineer interviews, taking notes and researching the history of the career to help Sophie fully develop this presentation.  

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STEM Career Challenge

ogarcia4

This career readiness essay was reasearched and put together by team 99991A for the VEX IQ STEM Career Readiness Online Challenge.

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Career Paths Software Development

melanie.shiflet

Our project is about the wide world of software developers and development. With recognizable figures such as Bill Gates and many more. We will also give insight into what we think will happen to this field in the next decade and how robotics will prepare us for this occupation.

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Team 11110R Career Readiness Challenge

chrismh

Career Readiness Project from Team 11110R Henderson, NV. 

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48466B Vex IQ STEM Career Readiness MS

sbaker

Thank you for considering my project over Software Devolopment.

 

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Bridging Our Way to Civil Engineering

cpastrana

We are Team 6855C, The Warrior Engineers from Westminster Christian School in Miami, FL.  We hope you are inspired by our essay on Civil Engineers.  Robotics is changing the way Civil Engineers, specifically structural engineers work in the future.  We hope you learn how robots are “bridging” the way for civil engineers. 

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Aerospace Engineering

KeithLeinenbach

A look at Aerospace Engineering by CIrcuit Girl team members Sierra Leinenbach, Molly Bagchee, Rhea Bagchee, Elaine Chi, Gargi Paranjape.

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Becoming an Astrophysicist

generationartemis

We are a team of 5th grade friends.  We have a deep passion and interest in space. We love reading the updates on NASA’s website and seeing all the amazing things that scientists do in their labs. 

 We will be exploring the career of an Astrophysicist.

- Fallon, Aubrey, Akash and Ryan

Generation Artemis - Team 14366A

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VEX IQ Stem Career Exploration Online Challenge

savitamnayak

Spacecraft designing

Team: 9007X

Within Aerospace Engineering, many fields combine to make our space travel and discoveries possible. One specific career from this path is Spacecraft Designing. As the name suggests, spacecraft designing is a career-related to designing various forms of spacecraft, including rovers, satellites, rockets, and much more. In general, a spacecraft is any type of machine or vehicle that operates in space. Many different types of them, made for many different purposes, are explained further in the text. There are also many companies involved in...


 

Aerospace Engineering

michaeljleggett

We are a girl powered robotics team that loves learning about space! This project is all about aerospace engineering.

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Vex IQ STEM Career Readiness MS

sbaker

Thank you for considering my project about Nuclear Engineering. 

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Combining Science and Art for the Future

10142 Green Tigers

Team 10142Z is from Manoa Elementary School in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. The STEM career that the team selected was a computer animator. 

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Everything Depends on STEM

10142 Green Tigers

Maile, Sloane, Dylan, and Ian from team 10142X, share how participating in robotics is preparing them for many different careers in STEM.

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10142A Is Ready For The Next Day!

10142 Green Tigers

Peter Corke is team 10142A's inpiration for a career as a robotics engineer. They enjoy learning about STEM while doing competitive robotics!

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Career Readiness Mechanical Engineer

melanie.shiflet

This entry was written by two 8th grade students that are really passionate about Mechanical Engineering.

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Computer Science

milirengifo

Computer science is one of the most important jobs yet, there still need more people to fill up the missing spaces. The job can be done by anyone with the right skills. Computer Science is an exciting and constantly evolving field with virtually unlimited growth. This is why we want to focus on it in our presentation. 

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STEM: Biomedical Engineers

aacevedo0310

This submission was written by Team 5081F. It was written to acknowledge the new and upcoming field of Biomedical Engineering.

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My Stem Choice: Surgeon

cokpala0601

This is a entry by team 5081E

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Electrical Engineer

RoboRoyals

My project explains the career that appeals to me the most which is an electrical engineer. I explain why I chose this career and my inspiration. 

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STEM Career Readiness Challenge VEX IQ

ammuas369

This presentation was created by everyone on the team RoboTech 2700A as an entry for the STEM Career Readiness Online Challenge. 

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Career Readiness: What STEM Career Do You Want to...

RoboRoyalsB

My presentation is about my chosen career. I want to be an Aerospace Engineer. My career choice is going against what my family expects. Most of my family work in the medical field and it is expected that I do the same. My love for Aerospace is not allowing me to do so. Hope  you enjoy my presentation!

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