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...