Fellowship's middle school robotics elective is a STEM learning program that utilizes the Vex Robotics design system. Teams of students follow the engineering design process to design and build a robot that they use to compete against other teams from around the state in a game based robot challenge. Students can participant in different ways because each team requires many roles to be filled. Building, designing, programming and driving are just a few of the options that each student can choose to specialize in.
The FCS robotics program has built a strong reputation throughout the state for having competitive teams and displaying a collaborative spirit. In prior years our middle school teams have won several awards in addition to our 8th grade team qualifying for the National Championships. We have also had a team that has qualified to attend the high school division at the World Championships where they competed against 500 teams from all around the globe.
Our robotics program at Fellowship is an excellent example of how we train our students to become critical thinkers and problem solvers for tomorrow's world.
- Michael Thompson
2017-18 Membership Information
What is the game for this year’s Robotics Program?
The new game for VEX Robotics, NOTHING BUT NET, has been released and can be viewed on You Tube or any VEX Robotics website. Fellowship’s Robotics Club is open to all students 6th-8th grade that are willing to make a serious commitment to participating in the middle school elective course and meeting outside of class at the Paladin Center for additional workshop/build sessions.
What are the participation requirements from club members?
1. ALL interested students must participate in an interview with Mrs. Cutchins prior to signing up for the elective. She may be reached by email at email@example.com.
2. A fee of $300 must be paid by the first week of school
3. Student must be enrolled in the middle school elective course.
4. Student must attend a minimum of 2 regional competitions during the school year. Competition dates will be published as soon as they are available.
Biblical Vision for Robotics at Fellowship
· Every student must recognize their talents and abilities are God given. Every student was created for a purpose and they need to be equipped for the good works God has prepared for them. Using the computer is an effective tool for study and for living a well equipped life. (Psalm 119:73 and Ephesians 2:10)
· As students focus on their futures and the choices of college and jobs, they must keep their eyes on God, seeking His guidance for His will ns for their lives.(Philippians 3:12-14)
· We gain wisdom and knowledge by understanding and respecting who God is. God instructs us to actively acquire wisdom. (Proverbs 1:7 and Proverbs 4:7)