MVCS Robotics

Volunteer and be a part of our Robotics team.

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MVCS Robotics is under the leadership of Charles HolcombeThe MVCS IT Administrator

MVCS Students use Robotics technology to have tons of fun while they learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts (STEM), plus a big dose of imagination, to solve a problem. Along their discovery journey, they develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM applications, and even presentation skills, as they must present their solutions with a dash of creativity to judges.

Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Guided by adult Coaches, FIRSTLEGO League teams research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology, then compete on a table-top playing field.

FIRST LEGO League teams get to:

  • Research challenges facing today’s scientists
  • Design, build, test and program robots using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology
  • Apply real-world math and science concepts
  • Learn critical thinking, team-building, and presentation skills
  • Participate in tournaments and celebrations
  • Understand and practice Gracious Professionalism®

WHAT IS FIRST LEGO LEAGUE?

  • Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Guided by adult Coaches, FIRSTLEGO League teams research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology, then compete on a table-top playing field.

It all adds up to tons of fun while they learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts (STEM), plus a big dose of imagination, to solve a problem. Along their discovery journey, they develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM applications, and even presentation skills, as they must present their solutions with a dash of creativity to judges. They also practice the Program’s signature Core Values.

IMPACT

Proven, verifiable impact!

The positive impact FIRST LEGO League has on participants is gratifying and well documented. Over 88% are more interested in doing well in school, and 87% have more interest in attending college.

FIRST LEGO League teams get to:

  • Research challenges facing today’s scientists
  • Design, build, test and program robots using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology
  • Apply real-world math and science concepts
  • Learn critical thinking, team-building, and presentation skills
  • Participate in tournaments and celebrations
  • Understand and practice Gracious Professionalism®

This year’s team consist of 7th Graders Jaxen Barton, Franchesca Dator, Bernadette Faso, and Kara Rivera, 6th Graders Jorge Gonzalez-Diaz, Zima Tillock, and 5th Graders Amaya Fordham, Jonathan Saavedra and Bryan Saenz.

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Front Row: Amaya Fordham, Jonathan Saaverda, Byran Saenz, Jorge Gonzalez-Diaz

Back Row: Mr. Charles Holcombe, Bernadette Faso, Jaxen Barton, Kara Rivera, Mrs. Michelle Muelheisen,

Not Shown: Zima Tillock and Franchesca Dator

For more information on these events or any others, please visit the website calendar at http://www.firstnevada.org/calendar1.aspx.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Southern Nevada FLL Championship

The MVCS Robotics team competed Saturday January 28th 2017 in the Southern Nevada First Lego League Championship. The day begins at 8 am with 32 teams from area schools in the Clark County School District, Private Schools, home schools and Nye County.  There are 4 areas each team competes in. The categories consist of Project Presentation, Technical Review, Core Values, and Robotic Course Competition.

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Saturday, December 10th

@ Cheyenne High School

Saturday, November 5, 2017

@ Clark High School

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