On November 19, a team of 4 OPEF VEX Robotics seventh grade students and their coaches went to McCormick Place to do a presentation for a group of National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) representatives during the FABTECH expo. The students explained VEX Robotics program and showed off the robot they are building for this season’s challenge game.

Tim Walsh, Julian Head Coach said, “I would have to say that the boys knocked it out of the park. . . They looked sharp, knew what they were saying and delivered the message eloquently.”

As one parent stated, “I’m sure this is one of those that will be in their memory for a long time.”

We want to thank the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation (REC), the organization that oversees the VEX Robotics Competition Program, for inviting our students to present. And many thanks to the Julian Middle School administration, coaches and parents for making it possible for these students to have this wonderful opportunity.

Check out the NEMA’s homepage where the team is featured with a link to a video of their presentation.