Soccer is a worldwide pastime. Each year, millions of people enjoy watching or playing soccer. This year, we have developed a robotics challenge for all soccer enthusiasts. The VBCPS Beach Cup Soccer Challenge will allow students to design a robot capable of striking, kicking, and grasping a soccer ball using the code they programmed & upload to the Raspberry Pi 3.
Elementary, middle, and high school students participated in the 8th Annual, and newly re-named, STEM Trifecta which included robotics, maker, and cyber security! From having robots participate in a golfing challenge and students pitching their 3D printed Maker products to students defending cyber hacks, this year's challenge was all encompassing of the STEM field.
2015 STEM Robotics Challenge
Virginia Beach City Public Schools students--elementary, middle, and high--participated in the 7th Annual STEM Robotics & Maker Challenge on June 12 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center! This year's theme was 'Baxter on the Boardwalk' which highlighted robotic manufacturing and service.
2014 STEM Robotics Challenge
Elementary, Middle, and High school students from Virginia Beach City Public Schools competed in the 6th Annual STEM Robotics Challenge where challenge-goers had to "STEM The Erosion" in the sustainability-based challenge.
2013 STEM Robotics Challenge
Students from more than 50 VBCPS schools are learning about robotics in a year-long after-school activity. In this year's competition, student teams have designed and constructed robots that they control to collect items from a simulated beach. The items represent a collection of trash and are worth various point values.