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VEX Community Teams

We now have open registration for our virtual VEX Community Robotics Teams Fall session, which will run from October 5 until December 9. The Fall session is for continuing students as well as new students, who will learn teamwork, problem solving, and creative technical skills while using the VEX Robotics platform. Students will build a standard robot that could be used to compete during the 2020-21 VEX Robotics Season. They will learn more about the modifications and design of the robot. Discussion on this year’s game strategy and preparations for possible competitions will be presented as well.

This virtual session will be a hybrid session in which each student will check out and borrow a robotics kit to work with, but all the instruction will be offered virtually in 90 minute blocks twice a week. Kits will need to be picked up at our NOVA Manassas campus (Manassas Battleview Technology Center – MBV) using proper social distancing measurements. Kits will be returned at the end of the session.

Registration here:

VRC will run from Oct 5 to Dec 9
VEX IQ from Oct 6 to Dec 10. Cost is $249 per student.

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Sign Up for Community Robotics Teams!

There is still time to register for Community Robotics Teams for middle and high school students in Manassas, Alexandria, & Loudoun who don’t have a robotics team or program at their school. Registration is due September 13th for the 2019-2020 school year.

We’ll be using the VEX IQ (for beginners) and VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) platforms. VEX IQ is platform that consists of robots assembled from plastic snap-together parts. The programming used is Graphical or Text-based. VRC robots are metal and put together with metal screws and advanced parts. The programming is Text-based.

Our goal with these teams is to introduce kids to STEM and instill in them a quality robotics foundation. On a robotics team, participants learn the design process as well as gaining problem solving and teamwork skills. It’s an excellent gateway into STEM and also teaches the soft skills needed to excel in higher Ed or a professional environment.

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Community Robotics Teams

Does your child want to be on a robotics team? We’re gearing up for our second season of Community VEX Robotics teams in Manassas, Alexandria, & Loudoun for middle and high school students who don’t have a robotics team or program at their school.

We’ll be using the VEX IQ (for beginners) and VEX Robotics Competition platforms during the 2019-2020 school year. Parent/student interest meetings are scheduled August 13 in Manassas, August 14 in Alexandria, and August 15 in Loudoun.

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Registration Open for Community Robotics Teams!

Looking for a robotics team for your 4th-8th grade child and their school doesn’t have one? We’re establishing community-based VEX IQ teams for the 2018-2019 school year in Manassas, Alexandria, and Loudoun! These new teams will compete in the VEX IQ Challenge: Next Level.

Click here to register! Weekly meetings will be on Tuesday or Thursday evenings from 6-8:30pm (and about one Saturday per month). You can register for the location and day of the week that fits you best. For more information, contact NOVA SySTEMic Robotics Lead Ryan Osweiler at