The 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship takes place in Louisville, Kentucky, and two local high schools are there to compete and represent Kern County.
This morning on Sunrise, we were joined by Centennial High School student Alana Klopstein with Centennial’s Cyberhawks team. Her team has been working hard over the last year to qualify for World Championships, which they qualified for twice.
In addition to learning valuable engineering skills, students gain life skills such as teamwork, perseverance, communication, collaboration, project management, and critical thinking. The VEX Robotics Competition prepares students to become future innovators, with 95 percent of participants reporting an increased interest in STEM subject areas and pursuing STEM-related careers, according to its website.
Alana and her team will play the current VEX Robotics Competition game called “In the Zone.” In the Zone is played on a 12’x12′ square field. The object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing Alliance by Stacking Cones on Goals, by scoring mobile goals in goal zones, by having the highest stacks, and by parking robots.
For more information on the competition, click here.