Inspiring a passion for Science and technology

Providing the tools to inspire
the problem solvers of tomorrow.

What are you doing to help solve the global STEM crisis?

 

The world faces an unprecedented need for new innovators, thinkers, and problem solving leaders. Our goal is to create engaging, affordable, and powerful solutions that immerse students in STEM through the excitement of building and programming robots.

The Kiwibots are working with Teachers and Event Partners across New Zeland to make the difference. We are creating the citizens of tomorrow's Knowledge Economy today.

A STEM Education Revolution

By the time they reach high school, most students have already decided whether or not they think science and math are "cool".

The world needs more problem-solving leaders, which means that we need more students excited about STEM topics. If students aren’t given the opportunity to learn at an early age how much fun engineering can be, how will they know if it’s something that interests them?

 

VEX IQ is a robotics platform designed to transform the STEM learning paradigm for young students and their teachers (years 6-9). When students have the ability to jump right in and snap robots together using this intuitive tool-less system, it can unlock a curiosity and a passion that will stay with them for life.

The "STEM problem" is real

There are not enough students choosing STEM-related paths to meet the growing global demand. We need to change the way we think about teaching these topics if we want to get more students involved.

Educators need something that is accessible enough for a new user to pick up quickly, engaging enough to keep students excited, and versatile enough to encourage creative thinking. The study of robotics has risen to the top as one of the most effective solutions to this need – and for over ten years, no robotics platform has proven more suitable for classroom use than VEX EDR.

 

VEX EDR is more than an integrated system of motors, wheels, metal, and sensors that can be used to build or program robots. It’s an established classroom companion for STEM learning in middle and high school. It’s a tool to help students understand crucial problem-solving concepts. It’s a catalyst to help students discover a passion that could continue to drive them through college, a career, or even the rest of their life.

Ready to get started?

Whether you’re launching a school wide program or building your first robot, VEX kit options make it easy to choose what’s right for you.

  • Kits available for an individual robot, a full classroom, and everything in between

  • Follow step-by-step build instructions to build your first robot, then expand upon it to build whatever you can imagine

Our Sponsors

Our Values

 

Teams

"With the help of others we can reach further"

These days 'who you know' is as important as 'what you know'.
The Kiwibots and their sponsors are looking for people that are team players, they discourage teams-of-one.
A team will outperform a single person and they will be able to get involved in everything that the VEX competition has to offer.
The Excellence Award in New Zealand is out of reach of teams-of-one! 

Gracious Professionalism

Being gracious in victory is sometimes more difficult than defeat. While the events are competitive, all team members are prepared to assist other teams so they can perform at their best.


Good Luck to all this season! 

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Questions? Contact:

Email: c.hamling@kiwibots.co.nz

Mob: 022 500 8577