From August 26th to December 9th, 2017, Cinco ranch High school teamed up with Seven Lakes High School to put together a series of live broadcasts to Onslow, Australia- over 16,000 miles away from Katy, Texas.
Our goal was to foster curiosity, inspire discovery, and educate others about robotics with the help of each school’s FLL and VEX teams. The students in Onslow learned how to build both Ev3 and VEX robots from scratch, code them in their respective languages, experiment, and drive them- the result of over 70 hours of filming, editing, planning, broadcasting, and mentoring.
This project has impacted both sides of the globe positively by providing a one-of-a-kind STEM learning experience that will last a lifetime- and the cooperation between schools has taught us what it truly means to be part of a single robotics community.
"...You guys have been very helpful... You are very patient even with the communication problems we have at times, we really appreciate all the hard work and effort you guys put into this- Thank you for that." -A mentor broadcasting from Onslow, Australia on our last day of the Onslow Project.
We couldn’t have done it without our sponsor, Bechtel, who helped us achieve innovation spanning continents. The VEX and FLL teams of Seven Lakes would like to thank you, and hopefully, we can continue to change students lives, one robot at a time, no matter where in the world they are.
On December 2nd, a small group of girl scouts came to the RSC so we could help them earn one of their science badges. Doing various stations involving density, electricity, and a little bit of chemistry, as well as making ʻdino snot.ʻ The following week, a different group was invited, but this time we made slime, gave them a tour of our bay, and gave a rather exciting robot demo, as they were more interested in what we do. Without a doubt, there was a mess to clean up, but What does that matter if you had fun?
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!
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