Central hosts VEX Robotics Competition on 1/19

posted Jan 8, 2019, 2:45 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jan 8, 2019, 2:47 PM ]
Central Middle School is hosting its first VEX Robotics Competition on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Come observe as they welcome up to 32 teams for this exciting event, which is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. and end by 4 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 20,000 teams from 50 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: TURNING POINT
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 High Scoring or Low Scoring Caps, Toggling Flags, and by Alliance Parking or Center Parking Robots on the Platforms.

Contact Central STEM teacher Lolly Williams for more information.

Central VEX Team at Claremore Event
At a VEX competition in Claremore last month, all three of Central's teams made it thru 32 qualifying rounds to place in the top 8 for finals!

VEX Robotics Field