The School District of Manatee County (SDMC) has a rich history of fostering a STEM culture within its schools – especially through the high school’s robust Career and Technical Education Programs. The goal is to extend the pipeline and focus on elementary and middle school students to build interest and motivation in STEM education.
As part of this effort, SDMC works to implement a number of hands-on, minds-on programs including VEX IQ Robotics. The VEX IQ Tournament at the Bradenton Area Convention Center on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, will provide hundreds of elementary and middle school students throughout the county with an opportunity to participate in robotics in a competitive STEM experience.
The expectation is that these experiences will lay the foundation necessary to inspire and motivate students to consider the STEM pathway in high school through the district’s Career and Technical Education Programs and beyond.
Vex Completion Information PDF
Good News Article on VEX Robotics
For more information: https://www.vexrobotics.com/iq/competition/viqc-current-game