Student’s success at VEX robotics championship

VEX 2013

29 April 2013

A group of six Aston Engineering School students who took part in an international robotics competition have finished the best team in Europe.

Over 55 universities were involved in the VEX 2013 World Championship, held in California, USA. The teams were asked to build two robots, and then judged on the speed, strength and the design of their robots – made of a combination of plastic, aluminium and steel.

The competing EAS students were; Thomas Barnett, Mike Stick, Tristan Collen, Ayesha Syed Malik Eijaz and Algirdas Sileika

Thomas Barnett, 2nd year Electrical electronic student said; “I’ve learnt a lot, and made lots of friends along the way. Who knows, maybe next time we may be coming away with the World Title"

The VEX Robotics competition, is a worldwide educational scheme aimed at students from engineering and computing backgrounds to encourage students to develop their practical skills. Higher Education institutions from USA, Mexico, Brazil, Asia, and New Zealand attended the finals. 


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