A little while ago, @ketchup posted asking to hear about people’s plans after high school. I thought that it would be inspiring for those still in VEX Robotics to hear from those individuals that have graduated high school and moved on to see what they are currently up to and how VEX has impacted their lives.
As for me, I left VEX Robotics in 2017 (after Starstruck ) and I am now in my junior year studying mechanical engineering at Washington State University in Pullman, WA. Since 2018, I have been an active member of the Cougs in Space club at WSU where our team is working to send a cube satellite to low earth orbit by October 2020 with the help of NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative. I also became a resident advisor in 2018 where I support and mentor about 30 residents. I am also currently applying to internships for next summer
VEX Robotics was a huge part of my life and it helped me to build my communication and leadership skills, not to mention creating life-long friends. Without the skills and experiences, I learned through VEX Robotics, I can’t say I would be where I am today. I hope that everyone appreciates the opportunities and experiences of being a part of VEX Robotics. Even years after our last competition, my friends and teammates from VEX still look back fondly on our time together.