Mustang Robotics

  Mustang Robotics  
New in 2017-2018!
Thanks to generous grants from the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin and the REC Foundation, our fifth through eighth grade students now have the opportunity to participate in the VEX IQ robotics program.  Elements of robotics, basic engineering principles, and an intorduction to coding will be taught to all of our fith through eighth grade students as part of regular science instruction. 

Thanks to generous team sponsorships from Londerville Steel and the Dirks Group, beginning in the second quarter our fifth through eighth grade students also had the opportunity to be part of an afterschool competitive program.  We have nine students competing on two teams that have designed robots to participate in the VEX IQ Challenge: Ringmaster.

January 20th, 2018
Mustang Robotics teams (703A and 703B) competed at the FVL VEX Experience at Fox Valley Lutheran High School in Appleton, WI.  It was a good first opportunity to become familiar with VEX tournaments.  Team 703B was recognized by the judges with the “Create” award for their unique design  and programming that made their robot able to score in a number of different ways and increased its ability to work with  a variety of other robots on the teamwork challenge.

January 27th, 2018
Mustang Robotics teams competed at the Greater Western Wisconsin VEX IQ Challenge at Whitehall, WI.  Both teams showed considerable improvement in driving skills in the past week and qualified for the State Championships, in March, through their performances.  Team 703A won the Robot Skills Champion Award by setting a high score of 76 for the day. Team 703B won the Teamwork Champion Award, contributing 75 point to an alliance score of 125 in the final round.

February 10th, 2018
Teams competed at McFarland VEX IQ Challenge at Indian Mound Middle School in McFarland, WI.  Both teams continued to improve, posting their highest skills challenge scores of the season and improving their teamwork challenge average scores.  
Team 703B was recognized by the judges with the "Build" award for a design that effectively and efficiently accomplished the assigned task. 

March 10th, 2018
Wisconsin VEX IQ Middle School State Championships at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.