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?
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.
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.
Team 3383D - VEX IQ Middle School - Orchard Hills Robohawks
//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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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...
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.
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!