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For the past several seasons the Lake Stevens Robotics club has hosted many VRC and VEXIQ tournaments. Events like the Cavelero Cup, the Cavelero Turkey Trot, league events, and even the Washington State VRC Championships have been hosted by Viking Colt Robotics. During these competitions, they have students, parents, and staff volunteer by setting up the tournament, inspecting robots, queuing, judging, refereeing, announcing, and cleaning up. Individual students often spend 8 hours or more volunteering to help prepare and run these tournaments. 


Mr. Lynass spoke at the TEDx Event at the Edmonds Center for the Arts on the subject of competitive robotics and how it can change the lives of students. TEDxSnoIsleLibraries is an annual event in which speakers come together on a global stage to share ideas worth spreading. For more information click here.



Students also help by volunteering at the events of younger students, including a VEX IQ tournament- the VEX IQ Extravaganza- hosted at Cavelero for elementary and middle school competitors grades 3-8 in January 2019. Positions included referees, judges, tech support,  head judges and head referees, and various other positions throughout the competition. 



Within their school, they are getting kids involved in engineering and robotics by encouraging students to take engineering classes and to participate in the robotics club. The students love to show their classmates all about their club, and how much fun robotics can be during club fairs.

Hungry Hearts Foundation

During the season of Toss Up at the Cav Cup tournament, the CBots held a food drive and recommended that all teams should bring one can of food per team member. They raised hundreds of food items for the Hungry Hearts Foundation in their local community.


The VEX Robotics Design System offers students an exciting platform for learning about areas rich with career opportunities spanning STEM fields. These are just a few of the many fields students can explore by creating with VEX Robotics technology. Beyond science and engineering principles, a VEX Robotics project encourages teamwork, leadership, and problem solving among groups. It also allows educators to easily customize projects to meet the level of students’ abilities. The affordable VEX platform is expanding rapidly and is now found in middle schools, high schools and university labs around the globe. Robotics hobbyists also appreciate the advanced capabilities of the VEX System.

The REC Foundation’s Online Challenges provide a unique opportunity for students from around the world to participate in VEX Robotics Competition and VEX IQ Challenge-based engineering competitions. Students can show off their work, win prizes, and even get a chance to compete at the VEX Robotics World Championship. The REC Foundation organizes Online Challenges in subjects such as robot construction, sustainable engineering, animation, and video production. Students from all over the world have participated in past challenges, and we are proud to announce the challenges for this season. Mixing successful ideas from the past four years with new challenges and interesting twists, we expect that this year will generate even more student excitement than last.

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