Central 2nd annual VEX Robotics competition on Saturday, 1/18/2020

posted Jan 16, 2020, 6:22 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jan 16, 2020, 8:47 PM ]
We need VOLUNTEERS to help at the event. Contact Central STEM teacher Lolly Williams at WilliamsLL@bps-ok.org or 918-336-9302 ext. 1808 ASAP! You'll have fun and can enjoy a free lunch and T-shirt to boot.

Central Middle School is hosting its second annual VEX Robotics Competition on Saturday, January 18, 2020. Come observe as they welcome both middle school and high school teams for the Central STEM Bruin Battle, which is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. and end by 5 p.m. at the school at 815 SE Delaware Ave.

THE WORLD’S LARGEST ROBOTICS COMPETITION

The VEX Robotics Competition, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, is the largest and fastest-growing middle school and high school robotics program globally with more than 24,000 teams from 61 countries playing in over 1,700 competitions worldwide. Each year, an exciting engineering challenge is presented in the form of a game. Students, with guidance from their teachers and mentors, build innovative robots and compete year-round.

In addition to learning valuable engineering skills, students gain life skills such as teamwork, perseverance, communication, collaboration, project management, and critical thinking. The VEX Robotics Competition prepares students to become future innovators with 95% of participants reporting an increased interest in STEM subject areas and pursuing STEM-related careers.

CURRENT CHALLENGE: TOWER TAKEOVER
VEX Robotics Competition Turning Point is played on a 12’x12’ square field.

Two (2) Alliances – one (1) “red” and one (1) “blue” – composed of two (2) Teams each, compete in matches consisting of a fifteen (15) second Autonomous Period, followed by a one minute and forty-five second (1:45) Driver Controlled Period.

The object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing Alliance by placing Cubes in Towers, or scoring Cubes in Goals.

Contact Central STEM teacher Lolly Williams for more information.
VEX 2019 at Central
Some of the Bartlesville teams at Central's 2019 VEX Robotics Tournament; Central STEM teacher and event sponsor Lolly Williams is in red next to Madison STEM teacher Shannon McKinney. COME OUT SATURDAY, 1/18 FOR THIS YEAR'S EVENT!