Robotics rocks in Warren

Notre Dame VEX IQ robotics teams rule the field at a competition held this past Saturday.

Notre Dame's VEX IQ teams, comprised of students in grades 3 through 6, competed at an event on Saturday at Peck Elementary School in Warren. Three separate teams from Notre Dame — #3333B (3rd/4th grade boys); #3333Q (5th grade boys/girls); and #3333Z (6th grade girls). 

Teams #3333Z and #3333Q led the pack nearly the entire day, with #3333Q winning the skills award and second place overall at the event as well as the judges award. Team #3333Z won the entire event, which qualifies them for the Michigan State Championship to be held Feb. 16-17 at Charlotte Middle School in Charlotte, Mich. Team #3333Z also placed 4th in skills on Saturday. Team #3333B finished 2nd in skills and 4th overall on Saturday.  

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VEX Robotics is a leading provider of educational and competitive robotics products to schools, universities and robotics teams around the world. The VEX IQ and VEX EDR product lines span elementary, middle, and high schools with accessible, scalable, and affordable robotics solutions. Beyond science and engineering principles, a VEX Robotics project encourages teamwork, leadership and problem solving among groups. It allows educators to easily customize projects to meet the level of students' abilities as they inspire & prepare the STEM problem-solvers of tomorrow.

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