By Susan Hiland
Chichi Iheandado, 13, is a coach who helps calm things down and figures out ways to resolve problems among her teammates.
Chichi and her Golden West Middle School teammates are competing for the second year in the VEX Robotics Competition, which the school hosted Saturday.
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, 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 RobotEvents.com, which tracks the events.