Culpeper Robotics is the original robotics club in Culpeper.  Started in 2011, we teach the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) practices in real-life experiences using the VEX robotic program to young adults in grades 4-12.  Our mission is to provide a program for its members that exposes them in a fun and creative way to the opportunities available in the science and technological fields. We are comprised of public, private and home school students from the surrounding area. We are a member of the Robotics Education and Competition Association (REC)
 

Each season, starting in April, members are presented a complicated challenge that requires them to work in teams of 6-8 members designing, building, programming, and competing with a robot that they must design and build from scratch using the skills taught in this program. During this period they are taught the math, physics, engineering, and programming skills necessary to make this happen. In addition, they gain life skills like leadership, teamwork, maturity, and self-confidence along the way. 


Teams are then taken to 2-4 competitions where they are exposed to the fresh ideas of other teams, compete in a multiple competitions, collaborate with other alliance members, and develop strategy skills and quick thought processes. All skills necessary for the 21st century!


We meet on Thursday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 at the St. Luke's Pavilion in Culpeper, Va.  The address is 1200 Old Rixeyville Rd, Culpeper, VA 22701. Our email address is culpeperrobotics@gmail.com.  For more information, please contact Jennifer Bierhuizen, head coordinator, at 540-829-0806, or Mr. Doug Ray, head mentor, at 540-547-2601.  New members are welcome at any time of the year.

Click on the following link to view this years VEX Robotics Competition Challenge for 2013-14

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsq2qjjNwPU