VEX Robotics Photography Challenge
Showcase youth using VEX to explore STEM. Compose a photograph that features one or more students working on a robot, testing, planning or celebrating your VEX team’s accomplishments. Use photography to tell the judges something about your own story of involvement on a competition team, in a classroom, or as a hobbyist working with VEX.
These last few years, our club has grown five times it's original size of twenty kids hanging out every Tuesday and Thursday. But we don't let these numbers get in the way of growing deep and meaningful friendships along the way. It's my personal belief that we all have grown together and bonded together, and that's what makes our school and club proud to grant us the ability to compete in these amazing opportunities.
This photo portrays how practicing, observing, recording, and fixing can help guide us as we work to improve our robot. Someone is driving, another student is recording data, and everyone is looking to spot errors and ultimately find solutions. We chose the title "Observing and Improving" because of this.
How competitors feel during a tournament can be one of two ways: anxious or serene. Regardless, students compete in VRC for the thrill of the game and the lessons we learn relating to STEM and the real world; pushing through problems despite being stressed and anxious will have positive outcomes.
Our club has grown five times over in the past five years, so much so that we host our own club holiday "tournament". This picture was taken then, of two of the best friends in club and also co-drivers, and posted with their permission. They really represent the growth of the club, that even though we're getting older and the club is fuller than ever, the friendships and bonds grown there are lasting and true. Good friends work well and efficiently as a team, and even better friends can run an efficient robotics club, as they do.