We have had many teams in our history. Click here to meet them.
VEX is a robotics competition to engage and inspire students in STEM feilds. VEX create tools that educators and mentors will use to shape the learners of today into the problem solving leaders of tomorrow.
We have done many outreach projects as an organization, as teams, and as individuals. Click here to see them.
We have had three amazing coaches in are 3 years 1 of whom has left us. Without their support we would be nowhere.
We welcome anyone and everyone interested in robotics.
JCTC robotics was unofficially founded in 2015, consisting of students from 2 schools, East and West jessamine highschools, we began with almost nothing. a getto field peiced together from pvc pipes, one team with a bot that wouldn't stay together, and two coaches that were begrugingly accomodating some students' weird hobby. Then everything changed in 2016. 1859X was 3rd picked at state on the winning alliance. So we got to go to worlds this fired everyone up beyond any and all expectations and the program picked up a lot of steam. Suddenly many other students were interested in joining, and many of the existing members became more dedicated to winning. With this dedication we went on to win 1st and 2nd place, as well as skills, at state in 2017-2018's game: In The Zone. three of our teams qualified for worlds that year and even won awards. We hope that our program contenues to grow at this rate for the future.
The current leaders of the 1859 Robotics organization
I am Greg Camenisch, I am one of the first movers for the 1859 Robotics organization and along with Andrea O'bryan formed the first 1859 team. I still teach engineering at JCTC.
I am Meghan Banks, I joined just last year however have quickly become 'team mom' I teach engineering at JCTC and Andrea O'bryaan actually taught me bringing the whole thing full circle.
To join simply contact greg caminisch, please note that you will have to be currrently enrolled in the jessamine county school system. If you wish to become a partner or sponsor
Past students, past coaches, just really cool people all here. Our greatest thanks goes out to these men and women, the program would not be where it is today without them.
Joe is now studying engineering at the university of kentucky
Drew is now studying engineering at the university of louisville
Andrea O'bryan, once a coach, has since left the program to pursue being a member of the board of edjucation
VEX Competitions bring STEM skills to life by tasking teams of students with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge.Learn More Here!