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Strategy comes first during virtual NEISD robotics contest

When it comes to robotics competitions, strategy means everything. Forty-eight teams from 22 North East ISD elementary and middle school campuses put their strategies to the test during the first-ever virtual VEX IQ Challenge. VEX IQ is a programmable, snap-together robotics system that incorporates the best of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics).  

During this challenge, students designed, created and coded their own robots to compete in a game-based engineering challenge.

NEISD Instructional Technology pivoted to make this robotics contest a reality on Tuesday, April 27. Rival robotics teams competed against each other via live stream while scorekeepers kept a close watch on the action.

Middle school teams included Bradley, Bush, DATA at Ed White, Eisenhower, Garner, Jackson, Krueger, Nimitz, STEM at Nimitz, and Wood.

Elementary teams included Bulverde Creek, Colonial Hills, Harmony Hills, Huebner, Oak Meadow, Olmos, Redland Oaks, Serna, Steubing Ranch, Tuscany Heights, Vineyard Ranch and Windcrest.

Congratulations to NEISD’s division winners:

  • Division 1 Alliance Champions: Olmos Elementary School (Team 5101A) and Wood Middle School (Team 5122A)
  • Division 2 Alliance Champions: Vineyard Ranch Elementary School (Team 5147A) and Tuscany Heights Elementary School (5144A)
  • Division 3 Alliance Champions: Oak Meadow Elementary School (team 5131B ) and Jackson Middle School (Team 6045A)
  • Division 4 Alliance Champions: Krueger Middle School (Team 6043A) and Windcrest Elementary School (Team 5117A)
  • Division 5 Alliance Champions: Serna Elementary School (Team 5113A) and Bradley Middle School (Team 6048B )
  • Division 6 Alliance Champions: Wood Middle School (Team 5122B ) and Bush Middle School (Team 6050B) 

 The Bradley MS Robotics Team The Olmos Owls Robotics male and female teams

Judges score the competition via laptop The Serna Elementary robotics team poses for a photo

Posted by Lila Stanley
Posted on 5-3-21