VEX 1.5 Camp

NOVA SySTEMic - Tuscarora High School

Monday, July 21, 2014 - Friday, August 1, 2014
Tuscarora High School 801 N King St LeesburgVA  20176
Monday, July 21, 2014 - Friday, August 1, 2014
Tuscarora High School 801 N King St LeesburgVA  20176

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What's Included

In this camp students will work in groups of 4 to build and program a robot for the VEX Robotics Competition. In this 2 week camp students will build a robot that incorporates a large drive-train with a 6 Bar lift system. These techniques will be combined with advanced programming topics that will allow the students to navigate autonomously with sensor input. Students will design a custom intake mechanism for their robots. This camp is ideal for students who have experience using the VEX Robotics System through a previous summer camp or through a competitive team.

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NOVA SySTMEic is Northern Virginia Community College’s STEM outreach program. We’re passionate about developing a pipeline of student-centered activities from elementary school to career, building the STEM workforce of the future in the process.

The core underpinnings of a competitive economy are the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Northern Virginia faces a critical shortage of skilled workers in these areas and SySTEMic Solutions is focused on changing this.

Our mission is to develop a sustainable STEM pipeline in Northern Virginia. We engage students in elementary school and inspire them to continue to pursue STEM education in high school, college and the workforce through a collaboration with schools, businesses and community organizations.

We have developed partnerships with school divisions, higher education institutions, employers, and chambers of commerce throughout Northern Virginia to create a sustainable workforce pipeline.

Various activities, such as summer STEM camps, career exploration, competitive robotics and STEM dual enrollment are being delivered to participating teachers and students and are built on the critical need for a hands-on, activity based approach to learning STEM through collaboration and innovative teaching methods.

In the end, it’s about relationships, inspiration and skill. If we can capture the minds of young students and inspire them in STEM, then we have established a great platform for excellence, personal career satisfaction, and relationships made and maintained that will foster a desire for students and professionals to remain in Northern Virginia to achieve their dreams in the STEM fields.

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Tuscarora High School 801 N King St LeesburgVA  20176
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