Our VEX crew is at it again, bringing home another award under their name on December 2nd, 2017 from the "In The Disco Zone" tournament! Held at a high-tech STEM facility at the campus of Houston Community College in Stafford, Team 3532 dominated the competition with a winning streak of 6 wins out of 7, both robots making semi-final alliances and their A team robot finishing in finals. Their efforts were awarded greatly with the Create Award for the innovative design of their B team robot, making their presence known once again across the VEX community. Congratulations once again to our Seven Lakes VEX team, and good luck on the next tournaments leading up to State!
The Seven Lakes VEX Team is in the zone! On November 4, 2017, team 3532 made history at Cy-Fair's VEX "In the Zone" tournament by being the first generation of Robospartan VEX members to win the Tournament Championship award with a winning streak of 10 out of 13 matches! Along with both robots making semi finals- and one robot dominating finals after qualifying with an extraordinary score of 61 to 20- they also snagged the Judges' award! The team qualified to compete in the State competition at the CREATE U.S Open Robotics Championships, and they are all looking forward to a successful season! Great job, and congratulations to our VEX team!
November, just two months before build season begins, and the time where we go compete at Robot Remix. It has been quite some time since the last competition , TRI, but the team came to Remix with heads held high. Our competition started early, during the second match, and like our later qualification matches, we played with various teams, no two qualifiers were the same. In the end, out team had a nice record, we ended qualifiers with 2 wins, 2 losses and a tie. When the time came to pick alliances, the team waited anxiously to see if we were going to be picked, and we were in the end. Our alliance consisted of us, Team 4639, the Lady Cans, and Team 4328, the Furious Falcons. Both of our quarterfinal matches came close, but both were losses, one due to an accident where our rope snapped, therefore losing the points. no matter how unfortunate, the drive team did well, as well as showing what some new drivers are capable. Our team will turn this defeat into fuel for the coming competitions, Team 4639 will always be "Hooked on a Feeling" of optimism.
Alexander Elementary recently held a Lego night for students to, well, build with Lego bricks and witness a demo of our robot. Not only did the kids build cars, but they raced them and depending on how the car worked, the kids made adjustments to make the next run better, sounds like an early spark in STEM subjects don't you think? It's events like these which we want to attend to keep inspiring the future generations of STEM leaders, it is what the RoboSpartans work toward, and through showing these kids what we do, we hope to pass the torch to these students to keep inspiring the future generations of STEM leaders.
Our club encourages kids to learn about STEM and gives guidance, teaches and promotes the subject throughout KatyISD and beyond. For quite some time know, our VEX team has been helping another team in Australia through the Onslow program. They have been mentoring the team in many different aspects of robotics from building to programming. It doesn't matter where we are in the world, our team is surely prepared to help another when given the opportunity.
After a summer break, the school year has begun and the Seven Lakes Robotics Club has gained numerous members. Following the first meeting with new members, the plan for the first semester has been laid out. Safety training is to occur every Thursday and Saturday through signups, which should then be followed by training for various aspects of building robots. Of course one can not forget the Outreach events to occur throughout the year. Don't forget you safety glasses and have fun around the club!
New members are required to show the ability to work two of our machines in order to complete their safety training.
Most of you all who are joining us in the 2017-2018 school year, welcome to the team! Whether you are an incoming freshmen looking for some clubs, sophomore, or upperclassman, know that the Seven Lakes Robotics Team is glad that you have decided to join us. At first, it may seem like a lot, but over time you will learn to love it here and help out the team anyway you are able. Maybe you'll choose to help out on the Build team with the programming, CAD, electrical, or mechanical teams, know that mentors and other students are willing to help. Alternatively, anyone is welcome to help out with any Outreach activities that occur throughout the year. Good luck, and have fun!
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In collaboration with iEducate USA, the Seven Lakes High School Robotics club is seeking to build an innovative, inspirational, and sustainable program to inspire hundreds of kids to pursue a rigorous STEM education.
The main objective is to spark a love of science in young kids from backgrounds typically economically and ethnically underrepresented in STEM fields. The curriculum includes:
The Workshops allow the kids to be exposed to experiential learning of engineering concepts in an interactive, self-paced, goal-oriented format. The kids learn from older kids to foster role model relationships.
We have been at the following Elementary Schools around the Houston area between June 5th and June 22nd this year:
Please contact us if you would like to support and/or sponsor this activity at firstname.lastname@example.org
You will find more information about iEducate here: www.ieducateusa.org
TO A BRIGHT NEW WORLD!
Saturday, May 13th, a group of girl scouts came to the Robert Shaw Center and had the opportunity to do some fun science experiments. From a balloon and static electricity to the creation of "dinosaur snot," the girls scouts learned a lot. It all ended with a demonstration of the robots built the last two years, which was, without a doubt, the best part. later that day. See pictures here.
Wednesday evening, our Robotics team left for San Antonio to compete. Today (Saturday) was the real competition, as well as alliance selection day, but the days before were left for the Drive Team to
practice and the rest of the team to prepare. On the day of competition, the Fourth Alliance Captain, Team 4734, selected us, Team 4639, and Team 3335 to be partners throughout the competition. Our alliance made it all the way to the quarterfinals, two matches were played and our team lost the first, but came back in the second. In the tiebreaker match, our alliance put all their effort forward hoping to come out victorious, but unfortunately lost despite their hard work. Either way, our team was outstanding, they kept our robot functioning for the Drive Team to compete, but it wouldn't have been possible with our alliance with Teams 4734 and 3335. Great job teams! See pictures here.
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