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.
In this photo, one of our builders, Cameron Zapfe and our programmer Tanner Hess are putting on the Vex LCD, which will help select the autonomous program for our robot. We chose this photo because it shows all of the effort our team goes through to make this robot and that we not only need a good builder for it to function properly, but a great a programmer and driver as well.
SciTech Robotics is at Virginia’s largest competition on December 3rd at Woodbridge High to help support students explore and learn about STEM through VEX competitions. We know that STEM learning does not just happen, it takes guidance. That’s why we volunteer at every local competition we can.
The picture represents the team giving an overview to the interviewers. Each one of the team members was telling something about our robot, explaining on what it does and how it works. At the end of this competition we lost at semi finals, but we won the Excellence Award.
The photo submitted, we believe encapsulates the joys of VEX robotics, and how all of the hard work pays off. The photo shows three members of our team (Anthony, Taj, and Aiden), just finding out they won a very close match. They had just announced the winning scores, when this photo was taken. You can see the expressions of pure happiness in their faces. This photo always brings a smile to all of our team member's faces, we hope it does with yours too.
Neobots Team 60D - Overlord
Throughout my life, I have only loved a few things as much as robotics. One of them is football. I played for my school team for 3 years in a row, and it was amazing. However, no memory competes with my experience from robotics. I have reached many achievements including: learning tons about the field of engineering, making many new friends across the globe, earning various awards at different tournaments, and the 2014 North Texas State excellence award.
Our publicist and only rookie team member, Lulu, got up at sunrise to take this picture of our first Tournament Champion Trophy from the 2016-2017 season. Lulu's host family headed to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, as soon as the tournament was over to enjoy fall break. Because Lulu is a Chinese exchange student, it was the first time she had seen the Atlantic Ocean! We thought it was pretty cool that Lulu felt it was important to incorporate our trophy into her pictures of this amazing sight.
When we reflect upon our high school careers, we will not reminisce about celebrating football victories with droves of rowdy students as typical American teenagers do. On the contrary, our hours have been spent as a motley crew of individuals, different in many ways from one another, yet unified in our goal. Together, we toiled away unnoticed, extracting needed information from sources like iron from its ore, driven by the desire to see our objectives materialize. It was not glamorous work, seldom recognized nor understood by our classmates, but...
This photo was captured at this years first VEX competition which was a sucess and a great time for everyone on the team. The whole 2886A team is in this photo in our matching uniforms. People in this photo; Keely Slade, Mathew Vuleta, Shawn Stewinman, Sean Hoernke, and James England(me). The competition took place on a cold December 3rd day. The location was at A middle school in Jessamine county in Kentucky. I chose this photo because it displays team interaction/ teamwork and we are discussing prematch strategies. The relation that this has to STEM is...
Tyler, our driver/builder, practicing driving between tournament rounds. Taken just after Ashya, the team leader, had finished doing upkeep on the robot. We had just witnessed a bot losing parts on the field, and were losing most of our games. Despite that, we made sure to have fun and keep learning from our experiences here.
Team 3050A relishes in the victory of receiving the coveted Excellence Award. Despite losing in the semi-finals, this award proves that drudgery pays off. The many hours spent refining the design and build of the robot resulted in this awesome award. The team shows excitement towards preparing for another tournament.
Robotics is not just about making the best robot and winning every competition. It's about working as a team and a family. Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results. We strive to not only win but also spread STEM in other communities surrounding us.
We won our first competition at a tournament in South Omaha at South High School. 16. Before the competition we didn't have an anti-tip. We ended up having a great simple anti-tip that worked out really well and that helped us win our first competition.
This is a picture of my team last season at Worlds with our mascot, Freddy the Alien. He helped us make new friends, and when we see him we always have great memories. We did really well at the competition and ended up in a high rank but were eliminated in the quarter finals. No matter the outcome, however, it was an amazing experience. We often even communicate with our global friends. Like Freddy, our experiences in robotics are out of this world!
This photo is to me with my team in our robotics lap ,it's the place where we spend most of our time I REALY consider this lap my alternative home because I share most of my time with my also second family My VEX Family which consists of my team mates,my colleages in other Teams,and the most important indvidual in this family and the closest to my heart is our ROBOT My VEX family is the most important thing for me in this interval of time this is the main reason for choosing this photo
This’s my "MechaBot" VEX Team. We all work as one as we all have the same Target to win the champions. Seen in the photo, our programmers and Designers are cooperating together. That’s why I chose this photo although there’s some noise but this expresses how nature was the scene.
Just a usual day working at our robotics lap where we spend our time working almost daily, and then we had an idea to move to another workingplace for a change so we decided to take a whole day in a football stadium , we took our robot with us and after finishing work we played a great football match.