Rockin Robots Team brings home to Georgia the
 “VEX IQ Robotics World Championship 2017 Excellence Award”

Shiloh Point Elementary Rockin Robots Team is comprised of 4th graders Charu Bigamudra, Sanjana Saravanan, Eshita Ramesh and Sidd Lakshmisha

VEX Worlds 2017, presented by the Northrop Grumman Foundation, brings together top robotics teams in the VEX IQ Challenge, VEX Robotics Competition, and VEX U under one roof to compete and celebrate their accomplishments with the best teams from around the world. This year's VEX Robotics World Championship April20-25, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky hosted 1,400 teams from over 30 nations worldwide. The week-long competition is a celebration of STEM education, the year-long work of each student-led robotics team, and diversity in the high-tech field of competitive robotics.

"While competition is at the heart of the VEX Robotics World Championship, our time in Louisville is meant to unite the global STEM community. Each year attendees, teams and event volunteers all have the pleasure of experiencing the magic of robotics through the fantastic work of these students and their instructors," said Jason Morrella, President of the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation. "As we celebrate our 10-year anniversary, we're humbled to see the exponential growth of the program, and honored to be working with the Northrop Grumman Foundation, VEX Robotics and all our amazing partners to host another successful world championship." The goal is to provide these programs with services, solutions, and a community that allows them to flourish in a way that fosters the technical and interpersonal skills necessary for students to succeed in the 21st Century.

The VEX Robotics World Championship is comprised of five programs: VEX IQ Challenge Elementary School World Championship (ages 8-10), VEX IQ Challenge Middle School World Championship (ages 11-14), VEX Robotics Competition Middle School World Championship (ages 11-14), VEX Robotics Competition High School World Championship (ages 14-18) and VEX U (ages 18+).

This year the "Rockin Robots", team #42037A from Shiloh Point Elementary comprised of 4th graders Charu Bigamudra, Sanjana Saravanan, Eshita Ramesh and Sidd Lakshmisha from Shiloh Point Elementary School, Cumming GA in Forsyth county won the VEX IQ Challenge Excellence Award, at the VEX IQ Robotics World Championship, which is awarded to a Top All Around Program team, the team that exemplifies overall excellence in creating a high quality VEX robotics program. This team is a strong contender in numerous award categories.

Excellence winners must have an Engineering Notebook and a STEM Research Project presentation.
Key criteria includes Design Award ranking, STEM Research Project Award ranking, Teamwork Challenge Qualification Matches ranking, Robot Skills Challenge ranking, Other Judged award rankings and High quality VEX robotics program.

The team spent numerous hours learning basic mechanics, simple machines to advanced robot build design and programming. They endured a journey of competitive spirit, learnt to deal with shortcomings, positive criticism, team work and progressed through several qualifying events to reach State championship in February 2017 and subsequently won the State Level Excellence award that provided the gateway qualification for the World Championship.

The team would like to thank Shiloh point elementary school Principal Mr.Hershey, the school staff for their continued support and management of Automation Direct for sponsoring the team for the World Championship.

The team is excited to share their knowledge and experience with other kids who are interested in pursuing the program next year, they can be contacted at