519 BurnsideBots Robotics Team

November 9, 2019 UPDATE: SGE Tournament, Stamping Ground, KY

519A: Teamwork Champions

519B: Design Award

519C: Judges Award


APRIL 2019 UPDATE: Congratulations to the 2019-2020 team members:


















FEBRUARY 2019 UPDATE: 519A BurnsideBots competed in the VEX IQ KY State Tournament. The team was awarded the Judges Award. The Judges Award is presented to a team that the Judges determine is deserving of special recognition. Judges consider a number of possible criteria for this award, such as team displays of special attributes, exemplary effort and perseverance at the event, or team accomplishments or endeavors throughout the season. The team also placed 8th in the state in the final round of the Next Level Teamwork Challenge. Way to go Andrea and Ella! 

519 A State 2019


JANUARY 2019 UPDATE: Burnside Elementary School's robotics team, 519 BurnsideBots, competed in their first VEXIQ Next Level Robotics competition on January 19, 2019. The team won first place for the Design Award and placed third in the final round of the Teamwork Challenge. Winning the Design Award qualified Andrea West and Ella Reed to compete in the KY State Championship in February 2019. Pictured left (back row): Joseph, Harley, Andrea, Ella, (front row): Nicolas, and Braidon. Pictured right: Andrea and Ella.

2019 burnsidebots

What is VEX IQ Robotics?

The 2019-2020 VEX IQ Challenge is called Squared Away. In the challenge, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play with other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels. Our goal this year will be to compete in 4-5 regional competitions, where local champions go on to compete against the best in the state at the KY State Championships. Squared Away Field



2019-2020​ Awards: 

Teamwork Champions 11/9/2019

Design Award 11/9/19

Judges Award 11/9/2019


 2018-​​​​2019 Awards: 

Design Award 1/19/19

KY State Tournament Judges Award 2/16/19


Squared Away video:


VEX IQ robot build directions: 



Team Mentors: Amanda Cox, Anita Loveless

Team 519 BurnsideBots are sponsored by: 
Burnside PTA
 The REC Foundation