Spreading quality STEM education to hundreds in our community, and inspiring countless more
is to teach local
middle and high
robotics through hands-on and
interactive activities where they
can explore the fundamentals of
engineering with proper guidance, which will inspire most to follow a STEM-related career in the future.
The Dougherty Valley High School Robotics Club provides extracurricular education in robotics and engineering to students. Our student-run club was founded in 2007 with the goal of inspiring interests in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Since then, we've participated in dozens of tournaments, won well over 100 awards, and have consistently gone to world championships. We run 3 yearlong programs in our local community - boost, novice, and competitive teams. Boost provides feeder middle schools (GRMS and WRMS) with materials to begin learning VEX Robotics and puts them in line for our novice program, where DVHS freshmen and sophomores learn in-depth VEX concepts in a structured way. The competitive teams are the club's most elite aspect, where members apply their knowledge as they progress through regional, state, and world championships. We also run 2 annual events, which are open to individuals in the Bay Area and Northern California: the summer camp (where Bay Area middle school students learn robotics through VEX IQ) and our annual tournament (for NorCal VRC teams to compete at the regional level). If you're interested in joining, click the link below.
5 Competitive Teams
Our 5 competitive teams, each with close to 10 members, apply their knowledge from the Novice program to compete in tournaments. We work closely together and share a common passion for robotics.
One of the most successful and competitive DVHS teams, qualifying to worlds nearly every year and winning several awards since its creation in 2015