Competitive Engineering Design/VEX Robotics

Competitive Engineering Design/VEX Robotics

Competitive Engineering Design/VEX Robotics

Grade Levels: 10, 11, 12
Recommended: Introduction to Engineering or similar course
Prerequisite:  Concurrent with Algebra 2 or completed with A/B.
First Semester (S1) Two credits/two periods
Course Fee: $80 (2 credits)

Option 1: Competitive Engineering Design – is a program of interconnected disciplines. In this program, student teams will be guided and supported through the engineering design process to investigate, design, develop, prototype, and test a solution for a real world problem.

Objectives of the Program

  • Apply the Engineering Design Process for a real-world problem.
  • Collaborate and communicate with a team throughout the engineering design process.
  • Conduct background research in order to put together a plan to answer questions and develop solutions.
  • Construct and develop a hypothesis to answer questions with an explanation that can be tested. 
  • Analyze data and draw conclusions and predictions based on that data. 
  • Construct a physical and/or digital prototype and test that solution in one or more of the following ways; 1) State or National Competition, 2) Panel presentation 3) Test, through actual use, with someone that needs or could benefit from the project.

Students will be expected to follow the research process, test, develop and evaluate a prototype while communicating, designing and presenting the prototype in a competitive setting.

Option 2VEX CompetitionStudents taking this option will design/build/test competition VEX robots using VEX materials and components.  The goal will be to compete in at least two VEX events before the end of the semester.  Student’s grade will be based on milestones hit, performance of the robot, data collection and analysis, competition readiness, etc.  Robots will be based on the 2020/2021 VEX competition standard.