VEX IQ Robotics
You don’t need to be a “Rocket Scientist” or a Robotics Engineer to be a member of the program. The robot kits come with detailed instruction and guide books. While the input of the instructor is valuable and much appreciated, the student participants are expected to design the robot and do the work required to build it. Students will engage heavily in student brainstorming and problem solving, working safely, and working cooperatively.
On Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Hadfield participated in the 2nd Annual School District of Waukesha VEX IQ Challenge held at Saratoga STEM Campus. Twenty students from Hadfield spent from March through May designing and building their robots to participate in the VEX IQ Challenge. Hadfield won 1st place in two catagories - Skills Challenge and Team Design. The program at Hadfield will be run by teachers Ms. Nicole Goldapske and Mr. Ryan Young. In addition, the program will be supported by Mr. Matt Heuser, the Technology & Engineering instructor and VEX Robotics Coordinator at Waukesha STEM Academy - Saratoga Campus.
For the 2nd year in a row Hadfield is elated to continue after school robotics club. The VEX IQ Robotics program will start on Monday March 7, 2016. The 2016 game is VEX Challenge Bankshot. Students, with guidance from their teacher, will aim to build the most innovative robots possible and work together to obtain the most points possible. In addition to just having a great time and building amazing robots, through their participation in the VEX IQ Robotics Competition and their work within their team, students will learn many academic and life skills.