Girls in grades 7 through 12 are eligible to join the Space Cookies VEX team. Potential new members are invited to visit March – May of each year (new VEX girl members can start attending meetings in August). All skill and experience levels are welcome and invited; no prior experience is necessary.
Our team meets twice a week year-round at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA. During the intense working times leading up to our competitions, we sometimes add another day where the lab is open (specific day to be determined by the team).
The VEX organization releases the new “challenge” (game) in April of each year, and our competitions are primarily in October through February. In between April and October, our meetings are a time for new girls to learn the basics of robotics, VEX parts, and robot programming (for those girls interested). More experienced girls provide leadership in the engineering design process as the group brainstorms about possible robot designs and begins the building process. Our adult mentors are on-hand to help us when needed.
Visiting the Lab & Joining the Team
The Space Cookies VEX Robotics Team 1868 will be hosting an Open House for girls currently in 6-11th grade, Saturday, 3/19/16 at NASA Moffett Field, Mountain View, CA. To Register or for more information please click here or email: vex.spacecookies@gmail.
If you cannot make it to the Open House you can still come visit the team in the lab. Click here for more info.
Girls interested in joining the team must attend 3 regular meetings during May or June—with their parents in attendance—to see how the team works, first-hand. After attending 3 meetings and submitting an application, girls can officially join the team.
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