OPEF VEX Robotics is an after-school program in the Oak Park middle schools in which teams of students design, build and program robots to compete in the annual VEX Robotics Challenge Game at regional competitions. Our program brings in technology experts to work with students and enable them to explore the possibilitlies of science, technology, engineering and math in an entirely new way.

In 2012, three of our teams made it to the finals of the VEX Robotics National Championship in Omaha, and one team took 2nd place. In 2014, 2 of our teams took top honors at the Illinois State Championship. And we have qualified teams for the VEX Robotics World Championship for the past 3 years.

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

District 97 middle school students (6th – 8th grade) who are interested in participating in the OPEF VEX Robotics program this year must attend one of the Student Interest Meetings at their school with a parent. This includes both returning and new members. Coaches will be on hand to explain the program and application process and answer any questions. Applications as well as the full season schedule will be distributed at the meetings. For more information about each school’s Interest Meetings and programs, select the links below.

Information on the Brooks VEX Robotics Interest Meeting and program.

Information on the Julian VEX Robotics Interest Meeting and program.