VEX Photography Online Challenge
Submit a photo that best represents what you love about being involved in robotics. Use photography to tell a complete story with one photograph, focusing on your favorite aspect of VEX IQ Challenge, VRC or VEX U. Compose a photo that conveys an emotion, specifically the feeling you experience when you are doing what you love most.
My VEX Robotics team screams diversity. We all play different sports, play different instruments, and come from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. So, the question is: How do you find unity in the midst of such heterogeneity? The answer is simple. Passion. Every person on 3631X DynamiX has a passion for not only engineering and STEM, but for our community. We strive to grow as individuals as a team to prepare ourselves for the future, where we will be able to make a substantial impact on our community.
I love robotics! I love the design process, the challenges of building a reliable robot, endlessly revising strategies, the frustration of autonomous programming, the hours spent documenting all of our work in the engineering notebook, and the stress of driving the robot in matches. But, how can I describe the feeling after a long tournament – including 3 tie-breaker finals matches? It’s just too hard. This photo captures what robotics means to kids like me. We work hard, do our best, and above all, have fun!
Grace – 4th year in robotics
Teamwork plays an important role in having a good team in VEX Robotics. My favorite thing about VEX is having teamwork and always encouraging each other even if we aren’t doing our best. In this photo, we are in the middle of competition just as our robot starts to malfunction. My picture describes how even through our tough times, we will still stick together and work through it all. I love the teamwork in VEX Robotics because it shows our pride in helping others while also staying happy.
Even though competitions are hectic, my team isn’t hesitant to aid teams when they are in need. Our robot malfunctioned during the match, and we had alterations to make before our next match. Rushing to the pit area, we noticed a team that was struggling to get their robot moving. Our team immediately stopped to hear their problems, and divided the team in half to work on ours and the middle school's robot. After giving advice, their robot moved. It made us proud to see their success in following matches, and when they won the Design Award later that day!
This is a photo of the front page of the newspaper, we appealed to the writer because of our successfulness and uniqueness. In this photo only 3 of the 4 members of our team were present however, our team did become known in our community. We have tried to spread the word about woman in robotics and this article was a great first step!