Robotics Australia Group has officially welcomed Vex Robotics as an exclusive education partner. The relationship will assist Vex on its mission to create a world where every student has the opportunity to be inspired by the excitement of hands-on, minds-on STEM learning.
VEX Robotics has a large global presence, having engaged with over 1 million students across 60-plus countries through its curriculum of educational robotics solutions, and in working with Robotics Australia Group will aid in facilitating the growth of a sustainable and internationally competitive national robotics industry, with education playing a large role.
Robotics Australia Group works to support the entire ecosystem from the bottom up, starting with supporting educators and enthusiasts. Currently, robotics education in Australia runs a wide and varied range, from students in Prep using simple robots to learn directional terminology all the way through to academics in higher education performing world leading research. Robotics Australia Group believes that education is crucial to providing a pipeline of suitable employees that will help grow and support the industry. As part of the newly developed partnership, VEX Robotics is positioned as the go-to education brand to help in Robotics Australia Group’s continued lobbying efforts to local governments for increased support in robotics.
VEX Robotics, with its variety of platforms that create the entire K-12 Continuum, is the perfect fit to help Robotics Australia Group achieve their goals. The VEX Continuum supports school-wide STEM learning goals through the educational resources provided within and across platforms.
The curricular resources within the VEX Continuum enable teachers and students to build on skills and concept knowledge in intentional, targeted ways. Each of the STEM domains is addressed through curricular activities and resources, like STEM Labs, that are age appropriate, and give students an opportunity to apply their learning through more complex building and projects as they get older.
“Robotics Australia Group is doing tremendous work to create a system that encourages involvement in the robotics industry,” says Heath May, VP International Sales and Managing Director of VEX Robotics.
“To truly transform the space and influence the role robotics plays in our future, you need to have a strong foundation. In working with Robotics Australia Group, VEX Robotics is able to reach even more educators and students and help guide them to be the leaders of tomorrow.”
About VEX Robotics
VEX Robotics is a leading provider of educational and competitive robotics products to schools, universities, and robotics teams all around the world. The VEX 123, GO, IQ, V5, V5 Workcell and VEXcode VR product lines span from elementary school all the way through college with accessible, scalable, and flexible robotics solutions. Beyond science and engineering principles, a VEX Robotics project encourages teamwork, leadership, and problem solving among groups. It allows educators to easily customize projects to meet the level of students’ abilities as they inspire and prepare the STEM problem-solvers of tomorrow.