Schulze Elementary students participate in VEX IQ competition

Schulze Elementary students participate in VEX IQ competition
Posted on 01/19/2018

A total of eight students from Schulze Elementary participated in the VEX IQ Competition held at the Dinah Zike Academy in Comfort, Texas last weekend.

The students were provided with exciting, open-ended robotics and research project challenges that enhanced their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills through hands-on, student-centered learning.

“This is the first time a Harlandale ISD team has competed in this platform,” Harlandale ISD GT Specialist Sonia Cuellar said. “The students were required to do a STEM project, complete research, as well as lift rings and move them to posts using their robot.”

Every team had to work together and use their critical thinking skills to complete each challenge.

With the help of their team coaches, STEM ECHS teacher Romeo Valdez and GT Lead teacher Juanita Oropesa, the STEM Girls placed second in the Team Competition category and third place in the Driver Skill round. They also took home an award for their STEM project. This will allow them to advance to regional competition, which will be held in Houston in February.

“The girls were ecstatic as some of them had never competed on a robotics team and were going against veteran competitors. They were glad they advanced and had a fun time,” Cuellar concluded.

Congratulations, Schulze students! 

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