Team Voyage 2020-2021
Robotics is an elective class offered at Bayou View Middle and Gulfport Central Middle for the 2020-2021 school year. We currently participate in VEX IQ Challenge and VEX Robotics Competition.
Students will benefit by vastly improving their science, technology, engineering, and math skills. Team Voyage incorporates both community service and educational outreach and will work diligently to reach out to every student possible in explaining the various features of a successful robotics team. Through involvement in a robotics team, students can learn to solve real-world problems related to science and engineering. Our students of Team Voyage also incorporate the practical use of math and physics to become confident in abstract thinking, teamwork, and project management.
- Students will always show respect and attention to the teacher and fellow students when speaking. Only positive comments will be allowed.
- Students will be expected to work well together with other classmates during group activities. This component is critical in learning effective communication skills in interpersonal relationships and successful team work.
- Students will construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others with regard to the subject of robotics.
- Students will maintain a 3.2 GPA.
- Students will be expected to participate in fundraising for the team. Any student that does not participate in fund raising will not be allowed to travel with the team to competitions.
- Students will be expected to be outstanding members of their community.
- Students will be required to do a minimum of 10 hours of documented community service per year.
What is VEX?
The VEX Robotics Design System offers students an exciting platform for learning about areas rich with career opportunities spanning science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). 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.
First Tech Challenge
What is First Tech Challenge (FTC)?
FTC is designed for students in grades 7-12 to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.