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Robotics Team Gets Ready for 2019-2020 Competition Season

At Wednesday’s all-school assembly this week, TA’s Robotics Club, also known as VEX Robotics Team 4886, presented their early-stage prototypes for the robots they hope to take to competition this year. The team is gearing up for the 2019-2020 VEX game “Tower Takeover,” designing, building, coding, and learning to drive robots that will withstand competition from teams all over the world.

VEX competitions, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, put classroom STEM concepts to the test and help students build lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, and communications. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels and culminate at the VEX Robotics World Championship in April.

Robotics Club students from TA’s middle and high school grades meet every day after school with mentor Marc Chabot–and often parent volunteers Leif LaWhite and Greg Kasten–to work on their robots. Today, the early-stage robots were not quite competition ready, but it won’t be long before students will have engineered and tested their design ideas for success.

Stay tuned for more news from the Robotics Club in the coming weeks as they head out to State and regional competitions…and eventually to Worlds!



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