Sat. Nov 25th, 2023
    The Growing Impact of Robotics in Mountain Brook Schools

    Mountain Brook Junior High recently hosted the much-anticipated annual VexIQ robotics competition, bringing together four talented elementary robotics teams in the MBJH cafeteria. This event showcased the remarkable growth of the robotics program, which has quickly spread its influence across all six Mountain Brook Schools.

    Driven by passion, students actively participate in various competitions throughout the year, each striving to qualify for the esteemed spring state tournament. And for those who excel, there’s even the opportunity to compete on an international stage in May.

    Led by dedicated mentors and teachers, the robotics program has provided students with a unique platform to explore their interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Through hands-on projects and team collaboration, students not only enhance their technical skills but also develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity.

    The program’s success can be attributed to the unwavering support from Mountain Brook Schools and the community. By investing in state-of-the-art robotics kits, facilities, and knowledgeable instructors, the district has enabled students to thrive in this rapidly evolving field.


    Q: What is VexIQ robotics?
    A: VexIQ is a robotics platform designed for elementary and middle school students. It allows students to build and program robots to solve specific challenges.

    Q: How does participating in robotics competitions benefit students?
    A: Participating in robotics competitions enhances students’ technical skills, critical thinking abilities, problem-solving skills, and promotes teamwork and creativity.

    Q: Can you provide more information about the Mountain Brook Schools robotics program?
    A: The robotics program in Mountain Brook Schools has experienced rapid growth and is now present in all six schools within the district. It provides students with opportunities to explore their interest in STEM fields and prepares them for competitions at various levels, including state and international tournaments.

    Q: What support does the Mountain Brook Schools provide for the robotics program?
    A: Mountain Brook Schools invests in robotics kits, facilities, and instructors to support the growth and success of the program.