VEX IQ Challenge Camp: June 3-8, 2018
Rising 6th – 8th grade

Working in teams, students engage in building and programming activities related to the 2018 VEX IQ Challenge that will culminate in a friendly competition on the last day of the camp. The students will go head to head in programming challenges, driving and skill-based challenges, and teamwork challenges. Students will visit engineering robotics labs and also learn about robotics mechanisms and design strategies for competitive robotics.

Camp participants will experience campus-life while residing in Auburn's resident dormitories, eating at campus dining facilities, and enjoying evening social and recreational activities. Campers will have 24/7 counselor supervision.


Campers will reside in the Hill Dormitories or the Quad dorms. They are designed in suites consisting of two double-occupancy rooms connected by a bathroom.


Campers will have various meal options for breakfast and lunch in The Student Center. Unlike breakfast and lunch, dinner is held in The Village Dining facility, where they have unlimited options of a buffet-style meal.


Students will spend the majority of their time in the College of Science and Math classrooms, laboratories and outdoor training facilities.

TJ Nguyen
TJ Nguyen

TJ Nguyen earned both an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and master’s degree in secondary science education from Auburn University. He has more than a decade of experience in BEST Robotics serving in various roles. As a graduate student, he served as the Director of Online Support for Catapult Engineering Academy, an online distance-learning high school engineering program that teaches students Matlab, LabVIEW, and other engineering skills and programs to prepare them for future careers in STEM fields. He has also developed and taught several robotics camps and professional development workshops for classroom teachers.

Frank Ware
Frank Ware

Frank Ware is a robotics education instructor at SCORE. He is a retired middle school science teacher and army retiree. He has taught Lego Robotics, Dash and Dot, Ozobots, and VEX IQ Robotics. He has instructed several workshops for teachers on using robotics in the classroom and in after-school programs.

CAMP FEE: $800 and includes:
  • On campus housing
  • All meals, snacks and drinks while at camp
  • Program instruction, materials and equipment
  • Transportation to and from off-campus field-trip sites
  • Recreational activities

Enrollment is limited to 24 students, so register early!

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If a registration is canceled for any reason, the individual or organization making the original CAMP FEE payment will receive:

  1. A full refund, with a $25 administrative fee deduction, if the cancellation request is received at least 4 weeks prior to the start date of the program;
  2. A refund of 50%, if the cancellation request is received less than 4 weeks prior but at least 2 weeks prior to the program start date;
  3. No refund for a "No Show" or for a cancellation request received less than 2 weeks prior to the start date of the program.

Note: A registration may be transferred to another person at any time for a $25 transfer fee.

Last Updated: October 24, 2018