7th Annual VEX Robotics

Students & Teachers

Ventura County schools and students have long been ready for a local robotics event. Realizing this the Ventura County Office of Education partnered with the REC Foundation in 2015 to provide public and private Ventura County middle and high schools with a unique opportunity to bring robotics education programs to their students with no up-front equipment costs.

The VEX Robotics Design System offers students an exciting platform for learning about areas rich with career opportunities that span science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Beyond science and engineering principles, a VEX Robotics project encourages teamwork, leadership and problem solving among groups. It also allows educators to easily customize projects to meet the students’ skill level.)




Tournament Champions: Knight Time Bots 6627A and 6627D from Foothill High School, Santa Ana, CA

Excellence Award: Lancers 986A from Grace Brethren Jr Sr High School, Simi Valley, CA

Design Award: Peninsula High School 3050W from Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills, CA

Judges Award: Lancers 6986E from Grace Brethren Jr Sr High School, Simi Valley, CA


The VEX Robotics Competition, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, is the ultimate STEM activity for middle school and high school students (ages 11-18). 

Each year, an engineering challenge is presented in the form of a game. Students, with guidance from their teachers and mentors, use the VEX Robotics Design System to build innovative robots designed to score the most points possible in qualification matches, elimination matches and Skills Challenges. In addition to having a great time and building amazing robots, through their participation in the VEX Robotics Competition and their work within their team, students will learn many academic and life skills.

VEX Robotics Competition Spin Up is played on a 12’x12’ square field. Two (2) Alliances – one (1) “red” and one (1) “blue” – composed of two (2) Teams each, compete in matches consisting of a fifteen (15) second Autonomous Period, followed by a one minute and forty-five second (1:45) Driver Controlled Period.

The object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing Alliance by Scoring Discs in Goals, Owning Rollers, and Covering field tiles at the end of the Match.