Vex Robotics Training - Canterbury Campus

Wednesday 01 November 2017 - 1pm-5pm

Canterbury Christ Church University, North Holmes Road, CT1 1QU

Cost: FREE


Do you want to get involved in one of the world’s fastest growing educational robotics competitions?

STEM Learning has partnered with VEX Robotics to offer 195 VEX IQ Challenge grants across the UK.

The VEX IQ Challenge provides students ages 8 through to 14 with an exciting, open-ended robotics challenges that enhance STEM skills through teamwork, critical thinking and hands-on learning. Using the VEX IQ kit, the teams have to research, design and build a robot to compete in each year’s competition, an engineering challenge in the form of a game.

The 2017 – 2018 game, VEX IQ Challenge: Ringmaster, tasks teams with collecting coloured rings from on the field and scoring them in zones or hanging from posts. Additional points are scored for releasing rings from the bonus tray. A simple challenge with deepening layers of complexity as the teams get more and more involved. Regional events run throughout the year and teams can attend as many as they wish all across the UK, with the aim of qualifying though to the UK National Finals at The International Centre, Telford in March 2018. Information on the game can be found online here - https://www.vexrobotics.com/vexiq/competition/viqc-current-game

If you would like to attend training to support a local school who is taking part in the VEX challenge, please contact kentandmedwaystem@canterbury.ac.uk to book your place for the training event at Canterbury.