Exit 5 Robotics – VEX Team 15280, 3063, C5280

   

The 2018/2019 robotics season is in full swing. We took passed the 2018 WRO baton to our sister team Exit 5A Robotics and they concluded with two awards at the WRO US Championships. Our team finds itself in the same position as in 2016 with 5 seniors busy with college apps and visits. We added a new team member who aged out of Exit 5A Robotics, to bring us to nine girls. The team as always is looking forward to a season promoting VEX (grades 8-12) and VEX IQ (grades 4-7)  We’ll be participating in the Girl Powered challenge to help double the number of girls on robotics teams and taking it a step further to double the number of all-girls robotics teams in NJ. Contact us (email info at bottom of page) if you need more information on starting an FLL team, a VEX IQ (VIQ) team, VEX Robotics Competition (VRC), or World Robot Olympiad (WRO) team.

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It All Started in 2010..

We are an all-girls robotics team, originally formed in 2010 to compete in FIRST Lego League (FLL). The team consists of a collection of friends, neighbors, classmates, and teammates.  The team’s common bonds are an interest in METS (not the NY Mets, but Math, Engineering, Technology & Science) and returning home from out-of-town excursions using the ramp to Exit 5, Interstate 280.  Starting with the five girls from Livingston, NJ elementary schools, the team has had incredible growth with 40 girls (including 12 from junior sister team Exit 5A Robotics) participating in competitive robotics and STEM.  Since season 2011, the team has qualified every single year for a national or international finals competition. Four team members hold the distinction of being the only people to ever win three consecutive NJ State FLL Champions Awards. Over the span of 13 years and 1500 teams, the 2011 Exit 5 Robotics was the first all-girls team to win a Champions Award in a FLL NJ State Finals.

Awards & Achievements & Recognition

2018/2019 CREATE US Open Robotics Championships – Amaze Award / Open Program
2018/2019 CREATE US Open Robotics Championships – Bracket Buster Award / Open Program
2018/2019 VRC SBHS Qualifier – Design Award
2018/2019 VRC TCNJ Qualifier – Design Award
2017/2018 CREATE US Open Robotics Championships – Design Award / Open Program
2017/2018 VRC NJ State Finals – Build Award

2017/2018 VRC Sparta Qualifier – Design Award, Think Award
2017/2018 VRC High Point Qualifier – Design Award, Alliance Captain, 7th place
2017/2018 VRC Rowan Qualifier – Think Award, 7th place
2017 Costa Rica World Robot Olympiad (WRO) International Finals – Participant
2017 US WRO Finals – Participant
2017 Beijing World Robot Conference – Robocom Exhibition: WRO: 8th place out of 14
2017 NJ WRO Qualifier: 1st place Senior Regular
2017 Livingston Township Council Commendation
2016/2017 CREATE VRC US Open – 3rd Place 1v1 Challenge, Finals Alliance Open Category

2016/2017 VRC NJ State Finals – Participant
2017 VRC MCASMET HS Qualifier – Build Award
2017 VRC Sparta HS Qualifier – Judges Award
2016 VRC Union HS Qualifier – Design Award
2016 India WRO International Finals – Invitation
2016 US WRO Finals – 2nd Place Senior Regular
2016 Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Commendation
2015/2016 CREATE VRC US Open – Participant

2015/2016 VRC NJ State Finals – Think Award
2015/2016 VRC Monroe Qualifier – Excellence Award
2015/2016 VRC Rowan Qualifier – Design Award
2015 Qatar WRO International Finals – 29th out of 85 teams
2015 US WRO Finals – US National Champion (1st place) Senior Regular 
2014 Think Award FTC RoboJoust
2014 Google Lunar XPrize Moonbots Finalist
2014 North American Open Championship: 2nd place Gracious Professionalism Award
2014 North American Open Championship: Research Project – Honorable Mention
2014 Featured in Mic.com, “Meet the Teen Girls Busting the Biggest Stereotypes in Science and Tech”
2013 NJ State FLL Finals: 3rd place Champions Award
2013 NJ State FLL Finals: 2nd place Robot Performance
2013 Sparta FLL Regional: 1st place Project Award
2013 Sparta FLL Regional: 1st place Robot Performance Award
2013 Featured in IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine, June 2013 “Exit Is The Way In: All-girls Competitive Team Excels in Robotics”
2013 North American Open Championship: 2nd place Gracious Professionalism Award
2012 NJ State FLL Finals: 2nd place Champions Award
2012 Hillsborough FLL Regional: 1st place Champions Award, 2nd Place Robot Performance
2012 FLL World Invitational Open 17th place finish out of 61 teams
2011 NJ State FLL Finals: 2nd place Champions Award
2011 Liberty Science Center FLL Regional: 1st place Champions Award
2011 Liberty Science Center FLL Regional: 1st place Robot Performance
2010 NJ State FLL Finals: Judges Award
2010 NJ State FLL Finals: 3rd place Robot Performance
2010 Bergen FLL Regional: 1st place Robot Performance

Present & Past Coaches: Bill Lam, Kelly Eagen, Yitao Yu, Holly Lam, Li Zhu, Sai Jayarman

Founding Member: Chloe Lam

We would also like to thank our sponsors and ardent supporters for graciously helping our team with donations and time:

See also:

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VEX Build Award @ 2017 MCASMET Qualifier

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VEX Judges Award @ 2017 Sparta Qualifier

Design Award!

VEX Design Award @ 2016 Union Qualifier

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Gracious Professionalism Award at the 2013 FLL North American Invitational Open Championship

Showing our medallions from the FLL Food Factor 2012 World Invitational Open

The Exit 5 Robotics Team for RoboCup Jr 2012

2nd Place Champion’s Award, 4th place robotics (and an apple pie) @ Dec 10, 2011 FLL Food Factor, NJ State Finals

1st Place Champion’s Award, 1st Place Robotic Performance Award @ Dec 3, 2011 FLL Food Factor, Liberty Science Center Qualifier

Judge’s Award and 3rd Place Robotic Performance Award @ Dec 11, 2010 FLL Body Forward, NJ State Finals

 

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Email us at: E5R @ livingstonrobotics . org

 

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