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Every year, the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation (RED) hosts VEX U and VEX IQ Challenge-based engineering competitions. Winning teams may receive cash prizes, admission to Worlds, and/or REC recognition. Our website was inspired by the Dell Team Website Competition that encourages teams to build their online presence by building and maintaining their club website. This year, team members Ethan Apalis and Gabriel Drucker redesigned the Avengineers website for the Dell Online Challenge.

Amador Valley VEX is Preparing Emerging Engineers and Developers to be Career Ready

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See how Amador Valley integrates the PLTW Program into Avengineers VEX Robotics

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The Vex Robotics Competition brings STEM skills to life through Teamwork, Leadership, and Engineering Challenges

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Amador Valley High School hosted the Pleasanton VEX Robotics Tourney on January 12, 2019.

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1155A Avengineers

We are a team of Amador Valley High School students from Pleasanton, California. Our mission is to engage our members in approaching engineering challenges while building upon transportable skills applicable to the real world. Students are responsible for designing, building, testing, programming, and competing with their robots with and against teams from around the world. We integrate the curriculum of PLTW and use the highly competitive environment of VEX Robotics Competition to develop crucial organizational and leadership skills.

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VRC Experience

Since 2012, we have integrated the Avengineers VRC team into the PLTW curriculum to enhance students in expanding and applying their engineering skills.

Pleasanton, California

Amador Valley High School is located in Pleasanton, CA in the outskirts of NorCal's Silicon Valley. We compete with many excellent teams around the SF Bay Area.

More than robotics

Regardless of previous experience, members continue to build upon key team building, time management, problem solving, and organizational skills.

A Club with a History of Excellence

Over the 8 years of competing on the international VRC platform, our club has competed across various competitions.

8

Years

150+

Previous Members

20

Competitions

25

Members

Frequently Asked Questions

What is VEX?

In the VEX Robotics Competitions (VRC), we design and build a robot to compete against other teams from around the world in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test as we work as a team to accomplish the common task of competing while all specializing in our own areas of expertise. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national level, and champions go on to compete against the best in the world at the Global VEX Worlds every April.

I'm new to robotics. Where can I start?

Our team has many different task teams within the main team, and most members can decide to be a part of multiple depending on their own interests. Members can choose to work with the build team, programming team, and the challenge team and learn new things with older members as they go. There are sponsor-backed Online Challenges for VEX teams to demonstrate their skills in topics from CAD Modeling, to Product Photography, to Website Design. No matter your area of expertise or previous experience, we likely have a job for you.

How else can I contribute?

If you aren't a student, you can still contribute to the team with a sponsorship/fundraising opportunity—whether that be a financial or service donation—or by simply coming to one of our events to cheer on the team. Send us an email to let us know you are interested!

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What is competition like?

Competition at the regional qualifier level involves 7-10 teams competing with their robots in a tournament style bracket. Teams who win the Excellence Award or the Tournament Champion move on to compete at VEX Worlds in Louisville, KY, with 60+ other teams in the VEX U division.

When and where do you meet?

We meet Mondays through Thursdays after school in G-1. If you are a student at Amador Valley, we encourage you to come check us out! Email us at team@avengineers.org to let us know you are interested and we will invite you to our Slack Workspace and tell you when our next meeting is.

More From our Program

Meet our Team Leaders

Gabriel Drucker
Team Captain
Team Captain 2018-2019
Class of 2021
Rishi Singh
Team Captain
Team Captain 2018-2019
Class of 2020
Lucas Yang
Team Captain
Team Captain 2018-2019
Class of 2020

Other Amador Valley Engineering Programs

The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national, non-profit organization of middle and high school students who are engaged in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) that enhances personal development, leadership, and career opportunities. Although a relatively new club at Amador, TSA is becoming increasingly popular among many students who are interested in STEM fields. Club members meet every other Thursday to work on their events and communicate with officers as well as discuss information regarding upcoming TSA conferences.

AVHS TSA Website

The Amador Valley Robotics Club is a team of high-school students building an autonomous submarine to compete at RoboSub, an elite underwater robotics competition. The team participates in the AUVSI International RoboSub Competition in San Diego every August. Since 2000, the team has perpetuated a legacy of problem solving and independent learning as the team is recognized nationally as the best performing high-school team in the competition. They had the highest scoring run at RoboSub 2015, and placed 7th overall, beating Cornell, IIT Bombay, and 28 other universities. They use the highly competitive environment of RoboSub to engage members in approaching engineering challenges & developing organizational leadership skills.

AVHS Robotics Club Website

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Email

team@avengineers.org

team number

1155A Avengineers

Our Location

1155 Santa Rita Rd,
Pleasanton, CA 94566, United States