01/05/2016

Shift4 Sponsors Faith Lutheran High School’s VEX Robotics Program

Shift4 Sponsors Faith Lutheran High School’s VEX Robotics Program

Robot vs. Robot
Each year, the VEX Robotics students form several small teams that prepare for and compete in local, national, and international VEX Robotics Competitions. In 2015 alone, teams from Faith Lutheran have won two Nevada State Championships, multiple tournament championships, as well as individual awards for design, excellence, innovation, and sportsmanship. In April 2015, four of their teams competed in the VEX World Robotics Championships in Louisville, KY.

In the VEX Robotics Competitions, which are presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, schools from all over the country compete in various knowledge and skills challenges. In one challenge, they form an “alliance” with another team to compete in “Nothing But Net,” a round of robot soccer against another alliance. In other challenges, their robot needs to perform autonomous actions without any controlled assistance for up to 60 seconds. These challenges require the students to perform countless hours of preparation, programming, and lots of trial and error.

Faith Lutheran High School will be hosting and competing in the VEX Robotics Nevada State Qualifier on January 9, 2016. We wish them the best of luck!