Ysleta Independent School District Middle School and High School students competed in the Regional and State Virtual Robotic Competition throughout the month of April.
According to district officials, several students advanced to the Nationals and Worlds Competition.
“Students are natural scientists and engineers; they question, experiment, and play,” YISD officials shared. “VEX competitions foster these skills and capitalize on the motivational effects of competitions and robotics to help all students create and identity as a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) learner.”
VEX Robotics Competitions prepare students to become future innovators, with 95% of participants reporting an increased interest in STEM subject areas and pursuing STEM-related careers.
Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels and culminate at the VEX Robotics World Championship each April.
District officials added that they are “proud of these programs, teachers, and students and wishes them luck as they advance to Nationals and Worlds!”
Congratulations to the following schools, students, and their teachers for placing in various VEX competitions:
First Robotics League (FLL) Regionals
Del Valle MS 6th-grade team 48301 won the Champions Award, the most prestigious recognition for FIRST Lego League. They are eligible to advance to the World’s Invitational VIRTUAL Tournament hosted in Greece.
Parkland MS T-STEM placed Top 5 in 10 events.
Biotechnology Design- 1st- Place Parkland MS
Career Prep- 2nd Place- Parkland MS
Challenging Tech Issues- 2nd Place- Parkland MS
Digital Photography- 1st Place- Parkland MS
Inventions and Innovations- 2nd Place- Parkland MS
Leadership Strategies- 1st Place- Parkland MS
Medical Tech Issues- 1st Place- Parkland MS
Off the Grid- 1st Place-Parkland MS
Tech Bowl- 3rd Place-Parkland MS
Technical Design- 2nd Place- Parkland HS
Fashion Design- 1st Place- Bel Air HS
Future Tech Teacher- 3rd Place- Parkland HS
The Eastwood Robotics team (8787) won the Region 1 Texas State Championship for the 6th time and has qualified three teams for the Virtual Worlds Robotics Championship. Eastwood HS Robotics is ranked 25th in Texa
EHS Team 8787C Won Excellence
EHS Team 8787X Won Design
EHS Team 8787E won last year, and the invitation carried over to this year, and
EHS8 787C and 8787E also took 1st and 2nd in Skills at the El Paso competition
YWLA (45009) qualified two teams for the VEX IQ Worlds Championship.