Glasgow MS Builds VEX Robotics with Support from Northrop Grumman

School News
September 13, 2017

Glasgow Middle students in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Impressionists program are learning about VEX robotics with support from a grant from Northrop Grumman. The grant covers the purchase of equipment that will be used for future training and competitions. Students got first-hand experience using and building VEX robotics at a training camp over the summer, and are scheduled to learn how to organize and run a VEX robotics scrimmage next weekend, September 16. The scrimmage, jointly sponsored by Glasgow and Poe Middle Schools, will enable the students to sponsor a VEX seminar at Glasgow’s 2017 Hour of Code hack-a-thon and to design and deliver a VEX seminar at George Mason University’s Focus STEM camp next summer. Students are receiving hands-on training to build, operate, and create strategy for next year’s VEX-IQ robotics competition, and are honing their skills during the school’s STEM Impressionists after-school program. Contact Angela DeHart at adjeterjones@fcps.edu.