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This page contains write ups and announcements that chronicle the activities of the Los Altos Robotics Community group for VEX IQ. Often times these items first appeared on the home page and then are moved to this page. The most recent information is at the top.

2016 VEX IQ Season Announcements

[April 19, 2016] Calling Young Robot Builders:

Start planning for the annual VEX IQ Challenge, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation. The VEX IQ Challenge provides elementary and middle school students with exciting, open-ended robotics and research project challenges that enhance their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills through hands-on, student-centered learning.

The VEX IQ Challenge fosters student development of the teamwork, critical thinking, project management, and communication skills required to prepare them to become the next generation of innovators and problem solvers.

The new Challenge will be announced in late April after the 2015-16 season concludes. Competitions for the 2016-17 season will take place over the year with most competitions occurring between October and April. During the season, teams will build, test, and program a radio controlled robot using VEX technology to compete in the Challenge.

As we reported last fall, Los Altos Robotics will not longer be supporting the First LEGIO League due to the administrative challenges of that program. However, I am pleased to announce that Los Altos Robotics will be holding our first VEX IQ Tournament on December 3, 2016 at Blach Middle School. 

[Updated 4/24/2016] Information about the 2016-17 Challenge can now be found at:

 
Parent Information Meeting.
[Updated 9/1/2016] 
 The VEX IQ Challenge for the coming was announced in late April and Los Altos Robotics hosted informational meetings for parents about the new Challenge and how to form teams. 
  
Talk to your friends and others at your school and in your neighborhood to start forming teams so you'll be ready to go when school resumes.  

  • August 17, 2016

Calling Young Robot Builders: Parent Information Meeting August 23rd  Los Altos Robotics will host an informational meeting for parents about the new VEX IQ Challenge and how to form teams. The meeting will be on Tuesday August 23, 2016, 7:30pm-9pm in Room 522 of Mountain View High School, 3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View. Here is a campus map. Come join us to learn more about the program and network with other coaches/parents. This is a repeat of an earlier meeting we held in May.  Presentation slides from that meeting and other information about Los Altos Robotics VEX IQ team formation support can be found here.

  • August 9, 2016

Help us plan our next tournament!  The next Los Altos Robotics Board meeting will be on Tuesday August 16, 2016, 7:30pm-9pm to discuss plans for the fall VEX IQ tournament. We will be meeting in Room 522 of Mountain View High School, 3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View. Here is a campus map. Please attend the meeting and learn how you can help.  Consider joining the board - we need new members to join, as many of our current members' kids have aged out of the programs.  The board is run completely by volunteers like you who have an interest in seeing their kids and the community benefit from robotics programs like VEX IQ.

  • May 7, 2016

The next Los Altos Robotics Board meeting will be on Tuesday May 10, 2016, 7:30pm-9pm to discuss planning for the fall VEX IQ tournament. We will be meeting in Room 522 of Mountain View High School, 3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View. Here is a campus map.  Please attend the meeting and learn how you can help put on a quality robotics event for the Los Altos & surrounding community.

  • April 19, 2016

The VEX IQ Challenge for the coming season will be announced in late April and Los Altos Robotics will host an informational meeting for parents about the new VEX IQ Challenge and how to form teams on May 17, 2016, 7:30pm-9pm at Mountain View High School, Room 522. See the VEX IQ page for details and a map.

Los Altos Robotics will host a VEX IQ tournament on December 3, 2016 at Blach Middle School, located at 1120 Covington Road, Los Altos, CA.

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