The Loyola Robotics Club formed a VEX U team this past year. After working intensely for over a semester on designing, building, and programming their robot (including a few all-nighters!), the VEX U team entered their first qualifying competition at the state level on February 3, 2017. This was the first time for a Loyola Robotics team to compete against other college teams from across the region. Despite a valiant effort at the event, the team fell just a few points short of making the final rounds of the competition. Great fun was had by the entire team. Senior Loyola student John Selle, Jr. notes:
I have had nothing but great experiences with VEX Robotics this past year. It has helped me to understand the process of designing, creating, and testing a project. During my job interviews with potential employers, they were quite impressed when I described exactly what we do in VEX U Robotics. It has actually helped me to land an awesome full-time job after graduation!
The team is excited about continuing to compete next year and has already began planning. If you are interested in learning more about the team, visit our student activities webpage.
One of the six qualifying matches pitting the Loyola VEX U team against another college team.
Engineering student Emily Dexter-Thornton makes some critical adjustments to the robot between matches.
The Loyola VEX U team with their robot: all smiles after a hard fought competition!