The Design Award is presented to a team that uses the Engineering Notebook to demonstrate an organized and effective approach to the robot design process, project and time management skills, and team organization. The winning team will be able to describe how they implemented an efficient and effective design process to accomplish their project goals.
One of the primary missions of the VEX IQ Challenge is to help students acquire real-world life skills that will benefit them in their academic and professional future. The Engineering Notebook is a way for teams to document their learning experiences and demonstrate a better understanding of the engineering design process. It also serves as a historical guide of lessons learned and best practices.
The Engineering Notebook and the discussion with judges will demonstrate the team’s ability to produce a student-built robot with minimal adult assistance.
- The submitted Engineering Notebook is a clear, complete document of the team’s robot design process
- Team is able to explain the robot design and strategy that was used during the season.
- Team demonstrates personnel, time, and resource management throughout the season.
- Students explain the ways adults provided guidance during the season, while still ensuring that the students designed, programmed, and built the robot.