Students from more than 50 VBCPS schools are learning about robotics in a year-long after-school activity. In this year's competition, student teams have designed and constructed robots that they control to collect items from a simulated beach. The items represent a collection of trash and are worth various point values. In addition to the points earned in the competition, students also will be graded on their electronic portfolios which document their entire school-year SRC experience. Students created their robots with the help of teachers and volunteers.