OPEF VEX Robotics is an award-winning after-school program in the Oak Park middle schools where teams of students design, build and program robots to compete in the annual VEX Robotics Challenge Game at local and regional competitions. Our innovative program uses the excitement of competitive sports to get kids turned on to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by:

  • Bringing in STEM professionals to mentor students in the skills they need.
  • Enabling students to learn STEM through hands-on projects in small groups.
  • Teaching teamwork, leadership, creativity, problem-solving and project management skills.

Know a Julian or Brooks student interested in joining our VEX Robotics competitive team?

District 97 middle school students (6th – 8th grade) who are interested in participating in the OPEF VEX Robotics program this year must attend an Interest Meeting at their school and participate in Tryout Meetings in September. For detailed information about each school’s recruitment process, select the appropriate link below.

OPEF VEX Robotics recruitment information:

To learn more about the OPEF VEX Robotics program, including news, photos, and FAQs, go to the program page.