SparX Team for 2018:
INSPIRING Webster high school students to be Today's Leaders and Innovators
SparX Information meeting on September 19 was attended by an ideal number of enthusiastic new students. Returning students presented what each of the sub teams do and answered questions. Some new students have Lego League experience, some knew exactly the functional team they want and others were there to check us out and see if SparX makes sense in their already busy schedule
SparX and Rolling Thunder are Red Wing pre-Game Attraction
SparX at Plank Road South June 18,2018
All the 5th graders at Plank South enjoyed a break from normal school work and actively participated in the final SparX demonstration for this school year. We played a video of Qualifier #18 at Buckeye which featured a SparX robot successful climb- a function we could not demonstrate live at school. After we described SparX and our build process we stacked Power Cubes on shelves. Then the students drove the robot and stacked cubes. With significant student encouragement the teachers got to drive the robot also.
SparX at Klem North Elementary School June 15, 2018
SparX gave a demo to students at Klem North. Lots of fun and we even got caught in a fire drill. We held the door open for the students. The students and the SparX team exited the building in record time - or so it seemed!
SparX at State Road Elementary School June 13, 2018
The SparX team gave an in depth presentation to all the State Road students about FIRST Organization, The Robotics competition, SparX organization, our design process and subsystems, this year's game and of course our robot. The students we extremely attentive and asked many great questions. The teachers were very supportive and the custodial staff very helpful is setting up.
SparX at Xerox May 24, 2018
The equation: 180 students + 2.5 Robots + 2 crates + 50 Wiffle balls + Pizza = Serious FUN
SparX 1126 partnered with our friends at X-Cats 191 for the winners of the Xerox Science Consultant Program on May 24, 2018. About 180 4th and 5th graders from 11 Rochester, 7 Webster and one independent school attended. It was a lot of fun for all.
SparX Demoed our Robot for the Scouts of Pack 383 at Plank Road North on May 21, 2018 to foster interest in FIRST and excitement for Science, Technology and mostly Robots. Our new 'Demo Mode' software allowed the Scouts to drive the robot. Looks like we'll have some great drivers when they get to high school!
Congratulations to SparX Graduating Seniors
At the DeWitt FLL EXPO:
JrFLL - Teams illustrate their research and team journey in a Show Me Poster, sharing what they studied and learned. Teams design and build a Team Model based on water waste and had to develop a solution for water conservation in a real-world setting representing what they have learned. Teams use LEGO® Education WeDo to build and program a model that moves, learning basic engineering and programming concepts. At our culminating expo, students displayed and explained their work to our team. 23 students participated in this program.
FLL - Guided by two or more adult coaches, 4 FIRST LEGO League teams consisting of 4th and 5th graders researched all about water – how we find, transport, use, or dispose of it, and were challenged to develop a solution. They also designed, built, and programmed a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®. At our culminating expo, the teams competed on a table-top playing field. 27 students participated in this program
Congratulations to the new SparX Team Leads for the 2018/2019 season that were elected April 18, 2018
SparX 1126 at Finger Lakes Regional March 17 2018
We made it it to the Quarter Finals
Webster Central School District Administration visit SparX to offer expert direction
Founded in 2003, SparX has had a colorful and successful history in FIRST Robotics.
We are students from Webster Schroeder High School and Webster Thomas High School who consistently strive to be an innovative and game-changing team, and to represent our sponsors, including the Xerox Corporation and the Webster Central School District, the best we can.
The SparX Mission Statement:
In support of FIRST’s mission, we inspire students to excel in life as well as science and technology through various technology orientated activities. Gracious professionalism is our guiding principle. We strive to have the team of adults and students reflect the diversity within Xerox and the Webster School District.