Promoting Robotics in our Community
We here at Mankato West Robotics pride ourselves on our efforts to spread the VEX Robotics program in our community. The growth of the VEX Robotics program is one of our goals throughout the season. Here are some of the events that we participated in this year to raise awareness of the program to show our commitment to this program and growing it for the future.
Mall of America Signature Tournament
The VEX Robotics Signature Event competition arena will be set in the Mall’s Rotunda with jumbotrons and three levels overlooking the action. This early season event is a great way to kickstart the 2022-2023 VEX Robotics Season giving your team advantage for future events. During your stay check out the indoor theme park, Nickelodeon Universe. Teams can play some mini golf, shop the hundreds of stores, entertainment, and restaurants. Learn More
8th Grade Registration Night Demonstration
On the night of Mankato West registration, many members from the teams came to West and showed off the robots to get new students interested in making Robotics their first club of high school. We garnered plenty of interest and we look forward to a large growth of freshmen in the next year. We also had a great time explaining the rules and how we built the robots to both parents and students.
Subs on the Sidewalk
At Mankato West, we had our annual ‘Subs on the Sidewalk’. At this event, almost all current Mankato West clubs set up booths and students were allowed to explore any clubs they had an interest in over a one-hour lunch period. Since this was before the start of the season, we got many of our current participants through this event.
Minnesota State University, Mankato Tournament
On Friday, December 15, 2023, Mankato is hosting our 5th robotics tournament and our first tournaments of the year (both a high school & middle school) at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Over 48 high school teams and up to 48 middle school teams will compete to be the best in our hometown.
2023 Kiwanis Holiday Lights
Students and parents from the 2023/2024 Mankato West VEX Robotics teams volunteered on the set-up crew for the 2023 Kiwanis Holiday Lights.
On December 11th, students and parents will be covering nightly duties.
Make sure to vote for us in this year’s non-profit tree competition!