By Susan Hiland
The excitement of the participants of the VEX Robotics competition ran like electricity through the air of the gym at Grange Middle School on Saturday. The kids were having fun and it showed.
The VEX Robotics Competition, presented by the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation, is the ultimate science, technology, engineering and mathematics activity for middle school and high school students from ages 11 to 18.
An engineering challenge is presented each year in the form of a game. Students, with guidance from their teachers and mentors, use the VEX Robotics Design System to build innovative robots designed to score the most points possible in qualification matches, elimination matches and skills challenges, according to the website RobotEvents.com, which tracks the events.