We want to rejuvenate our age-old campus with technology and vitality.
We want to educate our people with both humor and knowledge.
We want to let hi-tech be tangible and fun to all people in our community.
We are an extremely passionate and diverse team, with members from all over the world and specializing in many different aspects. These, combined with our dedication, makes us an incredibly competitive team.
Our Team Leaders
Meet the Team
We’ve developed a website with all the common COTS parts a team can legally buy and use in FIRST Tech Challenge. Although we don’t limit our selection to the very best, this is a great place for rookie teams to have an overview of all possible parts so that they may select the items best Read more about FTC Parts Shop[…]
Penny, our programming lead, presented to Exeter Computing Club about the roles of historic racism and sexism in machine learning. Because of the history of racism and sexism in determining candidates for jobs and universities, and decisions made by companies and banks about areas with a larger demographic of minorities, algorithms that then learn from Read more about Exeter Computing Club[…]
FTC Team 15534, VERTEX, will be hosting an FTC Team Meetup on April 14th, from 2-5PM at Phillips Exeter Academy. All students in FIRST (any level!) are welcome to attend and learn about Silicon Valley Ethics, while being able to share experiences and bond with other FIRST Teams! Teams can use the following link to Read more about FTC Team Meetup![…]
Kai and Summer visited Girls Who Code, again! This time, they presented about Silicon Valley Ethics and how our ethics have evolved, or haven’t evolved, with the evolution of technology. About the presentation, Summer said: “It is the second time that VERTEX has presented there. For the first time, we did a presentation on Neutral Read more about Girls Who Code – Round 2![…]
Andrew Deschenes, a volunteer from iRobot, visited us and gave us a presentation about iRobot! He actually participated in FRC in high school, which was incredibly cool – it showed us how being in a robotics team can lead to future career. He showed us some of the robots that iRobot manufactures, and a future Read more about iRobot[…]
On January 20th this year, members from our team had a Skype call with the COO of the nearby robotics company Xenex, Mr. Froutin. We asked him about procedures in designing and building robots and team management. Through this experience, we learned many things: It is important to design the robot in part or in Read more about Engaging with Xenex’s COO[…]
As the main organizers of the first ever STEM Day at Phillips Exeter Academy, VERTEX first had this idea when we saw a lack of school emphasis on STEM subjects. There are very few opportunities on campus for STEM students to present their own individual projects and not only so, there are no major events Read more about PEA STEM Day[…]
We were honored to have received the INSPIRE Award at the New Hampshire State Championships! As a rookie team, this came as a surprise, especially because of our time constraint at Exeter. In addition to winning Inspire, we also won the Promote Award(https://vimeo.com/314414344), and were Finalists for the Control, Motivate, Connect, and Think Awards. Our Read more about State Championship![…]
A group that is often left out or excluded in STEM is the LGBTQIA+ community. This issue of marginalization hits home with our team because one of our team members Kai came out as non-binary during the course of this season. As a team having a member who is non-binary has educated on the importance Read more about Seacoast Outright[…]