Meet our 7 State Qualifiying Robots!
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This year's VEX Robotics Challenge!
The Porta-Botz! robotics team was a grass-roots movement and joined the world of competitive robotics for the first time in January, 2015. PLTW students enjoyed the Automation and Robotics units in their POE class and wanted to do more. VEX Robotics Competition was the answer. The founding students formed two teams. The talented group managed to win a tournament and advance to the State Championship as a fledgling program. The following year, a Robotics course was proposed and adopted in school and the Porta-Botz! grew to four teams, three of which qualified for State. The program achieved much success earning several awards including: Indiana's State Runner Up, Indiana's Design Award, CREATE US Open National Robotics Champions, VEX World Qualifiers and the World Create Award winners. This year, Robotics 2 was added to the school curriculum and classes have grown from two to five. The Porta-Botz! are now host to fifty students making up nine teams, which includes three new middle school teams. Robotics has also taken root in three of our elementary schools, who are mentored by the The Porta-Botz!, and will be competing in the VEX IQ Challenge for the first time this year.
Meet the Teams
About the Porta-Botz! & the VEX Robotics Challenge
Portage High School Robotics fields several high school and middle school, extra-curricular, competitive robotics teams. Students engineer solutions to the current VEX Robotics World Challenge. Our award winning program is comprised of young men and women, each with unique talents, who come together in specific roles to achieve excellence. The "Porta-Botz!" compete in local, state, national and world-level tournaments and are ambassadors of the Portage community, promoting STEM and Robotics Education.