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Teams show off their bots this weekend at VEX Robotics competition

Ivy Tech Community College - Southwest will host the Alcoa Foundation Novice VEX Robotics competition this Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Ivy Tech's main campus located at 3501 North First Avenue in Evansville.  Youth from around the Tri-State will be competing in the robotics competition, funded by the Alcoa Foundation.  The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend and cheer on the teams.

Twenty-four teams will be competing on Saturday, and each team will give an oral presentation as well as having their remote controlled robot complete an assigned task. The top five teams will receive gift cards, and the first place winning team will receive a trophy.

The Novice VEX Robotics program is focused on getting young people involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics training (STEM).  A large part of the effort is directed towards young people who may not normally be attracted to STEM training. 

Youth participating will learn about gear ratios, problem solving steps, programming, hand/eye coordination, sensors, and teamwork.  VEX robots are used as a teaching tool around the world for these purposes. While the VEX kits have been used by schools for years, the Novice VEX Robotics program is working to expand this involvement into non-school organizations.  Scouts, 4-H clubs, libraries, home school associations, churches, and other organizations were all encouraged to apply for the free training and VEX kit.  More information about VEX Robotics is available at http://www.vexrobotics.com.

Schedule of Events:

  • 7:30 – 8:30  Registration and competition assignments
  • 8:30-8:45    Welcome (Ivy Tech Vectren Auditorium, room 147)
  • 8:45-11:15  - Phase 1:
  • Odd number teams do project report                                                             
  • Even number teams do robot competition (2 rounds)
  • 11:15 – 12:00  Lunch
  • 12:00 – 2:30  Phase 2:
  • Even number teams do project report
  • Odd number teams do robot competition (2 rounds)
  • 2:45 – 3:00  Awards ceremony in Auditorium

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