Robotics

INTRODUCING

THE AWARD-WINNING ROBOTICS PROGRAM AT BRENTWOOD ACADEMY

Brentwood Academy Iron Eagles Robotics is in its 11th season of competition. Founded in 2013 by the “fabulous five” physics students, the 7th-12th grade program has gone on to bring home numerous awards and qualify for eight consecutive VEX Worlds Championships.

The Iron Eagles Robotics program is the most decorated in the state of Tennessee and has successfully brought home over 300 trophies, including 62 Tennessee State Championship awards and 10 World Championship awards.

A WORLD-CLASS TEAM

Since its launch, over 200 BA students in grades 6th-12th have competed on an Iron Eagles Robotics Team, and 1/3 of the students have been girls. This year’s program boasts a total of 60 students and eight coaches. Crowning the achievements of this award-winning program is the coveted 2019 VEX World’s Championship Middle School Excellence Award. This award is the highest honor presented to the top robotics program in the world that exemplifies excellence in all areas of the competition.

Over the years, many robotics students have landed in some of the top engineering schools in the country, including MIT, Purdue, Dartmouth, Vanderbilt, Washington University, Auburn University, and the United States Naval Academy.

ROBOTICS NEWS

IRON EAGLES GIVE BACK

Through the years, Brentwood Academy has been instrumental in helping to establish new robotics teams across the state of Tennessee by training coaches, tournament officials, and providing support for brand-new teams.

In 2018, the Iron Eagles debuted an introductory clawbot tournament for new Tennessee teams to allow students the opportunity to experience a competition without the pressure. This annual event, run by Brentwood Academy students, kicks-off the tournament season each year.

In addition, the Brentwood Academy chapter of the International Robotics Honor Society has been providing mentorship opportunities through their own “Legacy Lessons” program as a means for fostering program growth and sustainability for years to come.

IRON EAGLES COLLEGE DESTINATIONS

 

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WHAT IS VEX?

VEX Robotics Competition, in collaboration with the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation (RECF), is a student-driven program that teaches leadership, collaborative teamwork, creative problem-solving, and technological advancement through the engineering design process throughout the world. VEX manufactures the parts and issues a yearly challenge for which students conceptualize robots, build them from-scratch, program them, and operate to complete designated tasks through various level competitions year-round.

VEX manufactures the parts and issues a yearly challenge for which students conceptualize robots, build them from-scratch, program them, and operate to complete designated tasks through various level competitions year-round.

IRON EAGLES

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

 

2x

TN State Tournament Excellence Award

(2019, 2022)

5x

TN State Tournament Design Award

(2014, 2016, 2020, 2021, 2023)

5x

TN State Tournament Skills Champion

(2015, 2016, 2017, 2020)

2x

TN State Innovate Award

(2022, 2023)

3x

TN State Middle School Tournament Champions

(2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)

2x

TN State Tournament Middle School Excellence

(2016, 2019)

2x

TN State Middle School Design Award

(2020, 2022)

2x

TN State Tournament Middle School Skills Champions

(2018, 2019)

9x

TN STATE HS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS

(2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)

VEX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

2023

Worlds HS Innovate Award
Worlds HS Create Award
Worlds HS Division Finalist

 

2022

Worlds HS Innovate Award
Worlds MS Inspire Award

2021

Worlds HS Build Award

2020

Qualified

2019

Worlds MS Excellence Award
Photo Challenge winner

 

2018

Worlds HS Innovate Award
Worlds MS Innovate Award
Autodesk “Make it Real” CAD  
Engineering Challenge Winner
Photo Challenge Winner

2017

Autodesk “Make it Real” CAD Engineering Challenge Winner

2015

Worlds Design Award
Worlds Division Champions

 

IRHS

INTERNATIONAL ROBOTICS HONOR SOCIETY

Brentwood Academy Chapter was launched in 2020. This honorary distinction was created by the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation (RECF) to recognize student dedication to academics, competitive robotics, character development, and community service and encourage more students to strive toward academic excellence in the STEM fields and to offer a unique opportunity to recognize individual student leaders and celebrate their contributions to the community.

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