Carroll County College and Career Academy Hosts First VEX Robotics Tournament
On January 11, 2020 the engineering programs, along with the help of parent and student volunteers hosted their first VEX Robotics tournament. The tournament was held at Central High School and had 17 teams enter the competition. This year’s course was entitled, “Tower Takeover”.
VEX Competitions bring STEM skills to life by tasking teams of students with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels and culminate at the VEX Robotics World Championship each April.
Our goal is to make this an annual event and add more teams each year. The North College and Career Academy team qualified for the finals; however, they finished in second place behind a very competitive team from Newton College and Career Academy.