Carey VEX Robotics Team Impresses at World Championships
We’re very proud to share that our VEX Robotics Team competed in the World Championships in Dallas over the weekend and made it into their division finals. They ended up placing in the top 32 of their division, putting the team in the top 3% of Middle School teams worldwide, which is an incredible achievement!
Head of Science, Mr Braithwaite, sent this update from the three-day event in Texas:
“Day 1 was a whirlwind of activity as our team joined teams from all over the world to set up their pit areas and put the finishing touches on their robots. Our team raced against the clock to make last-minute coding and design changes ready for the first day of the competition. Day 1 also involved the opening ceremony, where Triston Yang and Alex Rankine represented Australia in the Parade of Nations.
Day 2 and 3 were long 12-hour days of intense competition, with our team winning six matches and losing four, ranking them 24th of 86 teams in their division. They made it into their division finals, losing in a nail-biting game 148–166. This result puts the team in the top 3% of teams globally, an amazing achievement!
I was particularly impressed with how the team rose to the challenge of the competition. They worked every available moment of 12-hour-long days to make repairs, improve coding and prepare for matches. They even found time to use their expertise to help other teams fix their robots.
After two intense days of competition, the team are exhausted and exhilarated. Before heading home, we’re making a quick visit to the NASA Space Center in Houston.
Thanks to our Carey staff for all the support and a big thanks to our sponsors for helping make this trip possible.”
VEX Robotics Team Sponsors:
Solar Energy Robotics
Total Marine Technology
Australian Automation and Robotics Precinct
– Mr Daniel Braithwaite | Head of Science