It was an exciting day last Saturday as 38 middle school robotics teams converged on Julian Middle School to battle for a place at the IL MS VEX Robotics State Championship.
We had a big turnout for Maker Day 2017 on MLK Day with more than 200 kids participating! From the intricate mosaic pieces to the Arduino zoetropes, to the spontaneous Extended Camp cardboard marble runs (and more!), your kids brought so much energy and creativity to the day. Special thanks to all of the educators, youth, […]
Both Brooks and Julian had a very busy weekend in an exciting start to our Competition Season! Brooks Competitive Club hosted a scrimmage for a few local teams in their Robotics lab. This afforded Brooks an opportunity to test the effectiveness of their robots and experience the challenge of problem-solving under pressure. The robots performed very […]
OPEF welcomes Kevin Berger, Kristi Braun, Steve Olson, and Griffin Waterman, to the VEX Robotics staff! “We’re so excited about the new staff joining VEX Robotics this year! They bring with them a wealth of expertise that will help us provide even more exciting experiences for our kids,” said Mary Beth Hausken, VEX Robotics Coordinator. […]
The residency program for 7th graders and extracurricular club helped the students find their voice
We have much to celebrate as our 10th anniversary season winds down.
Dr. Brent Friesen, a professor at Dominican University, made artificial snow from sodium polyacrylate (the material inside disposable diapers).