VEX IQ Program

VEX IQ Training Team

What will you learn:

  • Gain hands-on experience in designing, building, and programming VEX IQ robots.
  • Develop a strong foundation in robotics concepts, problem-solving skills, and teamwork.
  • Engage in practical exercises to apply learned skills.
  • Prepare for success in VEX IQ competitions.
  • Unlock your potential and discover the thrilling possibilities of robotics through our comprehensive training program.
Training Location:

4117 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230

VEX IQ Competition Team

Students subscribed to the VEX IQ Training Team will receive invitations to join the VEX IQ Competition Team based on their training progress.

2023-2024 Competition Full Volume Eligibility

In general, an eligible student is anyone born after May 1, 2008 (i.e. who will be 15 or younger at VEX Worlds 2024).

Elementary School Student - Any Student born after May 1, 2011 (i.e. who will be 12 or younger at VEX Worlds 2024). Elementary School Students may “play up” and compete as Middle School Students.

Middle School Student – Any eligible Student that is not an Elementary School Student.

ICEA Robotics QuadGirls Team


Miana Guo

Main Role: Driver

Hannah Zhu

Main Role: Builder

Qiao Ren

Main Role: Coder

Ella Medina

Main Role: Note Taker

Our Coaches

Youhyun Lee

Head of Coach

  •  IB Diploma with honors and a B.S. in Biochemistry from UCLA
  •  Founder of Elite STEM Academy
  •  Global STEM Educator, Fluent in 3 languages
  •  Certificated VEX IQ Coach

Tienan Ren

Coding Coach

  •  MS in Computer Science from Peking University
  •  Director of Software Engineering at Hulu and Disney
  •  Two decades of expertise in the Software Industry
  •  Certificated VEX IQ Coach

Shelley Julio

Team Development Coach


  •  BS in Geophysics from University of British Columbia
  •  Supply Planner at Rivian and Specialized Bicycle Components
  •  Global Geophysicist from mineral exploration in the Lapland region of Finland to the hydrothermally active areas of Turkey
  •  VEX IQ Competition Team Builder

Anthony Sosso

Robotics Coach

  • BS in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech University
  • Google CS First Teacher & Coach
  •  Experienced Robotics and Coding Coach
  •  Certificated VEX IQ Coach

Derek Chen

Coach Assistant


  • 10th Grader from Geffen Academy at UCLA
  • ICEA Volunteer
  • 2022 USACO Silver Medalist
  • High School Robotics Team member

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