Westminster Christian School (WCS) hosted 23 elementary teams from eight local public and private schools on Sat., Oct. 13, for the VEX IQ Robotics Competition. Teams, including three from WCS Elementary, competed in numerous robotic challenges and submitted for judging their engineering journals detailing robot design.
WCS Team 6855C, led by WCS teacher Mailyn Santiesteban, finished in third place and earned the STEM Research Project Award. This award is presented to the team that develops and delivers an effective research project presentation and demonstrates a significant understanding of this year’s theme, Mathematics. WCS Team 6855B, coached by WCS teacher. Claudia Pastrana, received the Design Award, which earned them a bid to the VEX IQ State Competition in March 2019. This award is to the team whose Engineering Notebook provides clear and complete documentation of the team’s robot design process.
Additionally, the Westminster Christian Middle School Robotics teams competed in a VEX EDR Robotics competition at Ransom Everglades Upper School. The four MS Warrior Robotics teams were among only seven middle school teams competing with the fifty high school teams. MS Warrior Robotics had two teams place in the top half of the competition and one team make it to the elimination bracket. “It was a very strong showing for the Middle School Robotics teams in their very first competition.” said Michael Gambrell, WCS Director of Engineering and MS Club sponsor.