OPEF VEX Robotics wins Those Who Excel Team Award of Merit

"Inspiring. Imaginative. Innovative." That's how the D97 School board described the OPEF VEX Robotics Team when they were nominated for the Those Who Excel Team Award. Our Head Coaches, Program Coordinator, Technical Advisor and OPEF Executive Director accepted this...

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Announcing the 2013-14 VEX Robotics season!

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...

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Donate your used laptop to OPEF’s VEX Robotics

Do you have a laptop--Windows XP native or above--that you're no longer using? The Oak Park Education Foundation needs working laptops so our middle school VEX Robotics teams can program their robots. (Unfortunately we can't use Macs with our programming software.) If...

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New photos from BASE Camp

Check out these pictures from week 2 of BASE (Build A Summer Education) Camp including Inside Out Architecture, VEX Robotics, Time Warp Tales, LEGO Landmarks, the Mural Project, LEGO Engineering by photographer Paul Goyette; in addition to Camp Runway and Dissection...

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Summer fun at OPEF’s BASE Camp

We're in week 2 of BASE (Build A Summer Education) Camp, and our campers are astounding us with their creations. See a slide show by Camp Coordinator Jenny Roen that includes glimpses into Inside Out Architecture, VEX Robotics, Dissection, Camp Runway, Time Warp...

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