Robotics Students Put STEM Skills To The Test At Bodley Bot Bash

FULTON – More than 80 leading middle and high school VEX Robotics students and mentors from around Central New York will unite at G. Ray Bodley High School on November 21 for the Bodley Bot Bash.

The action-packed tournament will feature more than 15 teams who will compete with and against other schools in a series of back-to-back robot challenges.

Participants will compete for the championship title by strategically executing the VEX Robotics Competition Nothing But Net game, driving robots they designed, built and programmed from the ground up using VEX EDR.

VEX Robotics Competition Nothing But Net is played by scoring colored balls in high and low goals and by elevating your robot in a designated climbing zone.

VEX Robotics Competition Nothing But Net was developed by VEX Robotics, Inc. and the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, leaders in educational and competitive robotics.

The Bodley Bot Bash is one of a series of VEX Robotics Competitions taking place internationally throughout the year.

VEX Robotics is the world’s fastest growing competitive robotics program for elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and colleges around the world, with more than 12,000 teams from 33 countries that participate in more than 1,000 VEX Robotics events worldwide.

The competition season culminates each spring, with the highly-anticipated VEX Worlds, uniting top qualifying teams from local, state and international VEX Robotics events.

“The robots that students build and the competitions that they compete in are an inspiration to see,” said Michael Thurlow a technology teacher in Fulton. “The VEX Robotics Competition provides kids with an engaging hands-on learning experience that instills a passion for science and technology which encourages them to pursue STEM-related education and careers.”

The VEX Robotics Competition is managed by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation and serves as a vehicle for students to develop critical life skills such as teamwork, leadership and project management, honed through building robots and competing with like-minded students from the community in an intense and exciting environment.

VEX EDR was built from the ground up and designed to be an affordable, accessible and scalable platform used to teach science, technology, engineering and math education worldwide.

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