Jenison Robotics had 8 High School & 4 Middle School teams qualify for the 2023 Michigan State VEX Championships.
Congratulations to the Jenison High School team 2140A (S.I.R) that won the Excellence Award at the Michigan State VRC Spin up Competition. This qualifies them to the World Championship in Dallas, Texas in late April! We also have one Jenison Middle School team 457A (Flying Pancakes) qualified to attend the World Championship in Dallas, Texas.
At the Elementary School level Jenison sent 8 teams to the State Championships.
VEX Competitions bring STEM skills to life by tasking teams of students with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. The VEX Robotics Competition is the biggest and fastest growing robotics competition in the world, currently with over 16,000 teams competing in over 40 countries.
The VEX Robotics World Championship now holds the Guinness World Record for the largest robotics competition on Earth. Over 20,000 participants from 1,100 teams representing 30 nations travelled to Louisville, KY in 2016 for the chance to be crowned world champion! For Spring 2019, Jenison has qualified and sent 5 teams to these World Championships!
VEX Robotics partners with the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing student interest and involvement in STEM programs. The REC Foundation manages the VEX IQ Challenge (for elementary school students), the VEX Robotics Competition (for middle-school and high-school students) and VEX U (for University students). This continuum of programs enables students of all ages to use VEX to compete against their peers around the world.