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(Earlier), adjective aboriginal, anterior, earlier, earliest, embryonic, inaugural, incipient, introductory, primeval, primitive, prior
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(Superior), adjective antecedent, authentic, capital, cardinal, central, chief, crowning, dominant, highest, important, initial, leading, maiden, main, original, paramount, precessional, precursory, preferred, premier, primary, prime, primordial, principal, second to none, starting, stellar, superior, supreme, vital
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adverb ab initio, at first, at the outset, before, chiefly, first and foremost, firstly, formerly, from the beginning, initially, in the beginning, in the front, originally, principally
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The Grandville Regional VEX Qualifier is one of more than 1,000 VEX Robotics Competitions taking place internationally throughout the 2015-2016 school year.
Although we initially focused on LEGO MINDSTORMS, recently, we have ventured into VEX Robotics and SeaPerch Challenges.
Woodlands Academy students were runners-up in the VEX Robotics Competition
The VEX Robotics World Championship brings together top robotics teams to celebrate their accomplishments and compete with and against the best teams from around the world.
The winners of the North East heat will go on to compete nationally and then internationally at the VEX Robotics World Championship which will be taking place at the Kentucky Exposition Centre in Louisville, in the United States.
The VEX Robotics Design System offers students an exciting platform for learning about areas rich with career opportunities spanning science, technology, engineering and math.
Based on the Vex Robotics World Championship, which was held in the US last month, the Robotics World Cup will involve designing, building and maintaining robots that compete in a game of speed, strategy and skill.
Building upon the success of the inaugural VEX Robotics World Championship in 2008, the 2009 tournament will move to a larger venue to accommodate the growing popularity of the VEX Robotics Competition.
For those with similar intellectual gifts, but less fiscal firepower, there is the First Tech Challenge (FTC), which is aimed at high schools as well and utilizes a commercial Vex Robotics Design System.
In this role, V-Neun will help manage the explosive growth of the VEX Robotics product lines, and will be responsible for the company's engineering & educational development projects worldwide.
VEX Robotics, a leader in designing and supplying advanced technology to a large number of middle and high schools, agrees that not enough students are choosing to major in STEM fields as they enter postsecondary education.
From Rotary Design Awards and the STEM club entering VEX Robotics competitions to visits from the esteemed Design and Technology Association.