More than 20 teams of high school students to compete in robotics competition
EDMONTON – Over 100 high school students will face off this weekend in the second annual Edmonton Regional VEX Competition, hosted by NAIT. This is a lead up to the Alberta provincial competition, which NAIT hosts in February.
Each year, an engineering challenge is presented in the form of a game. Students, with guidance from their teachers and mentors, use the VEX Robotics Design System to build innovative robots designed to score the most points. This year, players will participate in the Starstruck challenge, a fast-paced game in which robots try to score in a variety of ways by moving object over a fence.
Robotics has become a popular method of teaching technical skills at the middle and high school level.
VEX, a Meccano-like system, consists of structural components, motors, sensors and a programmable controller. Each year a challenge is issued, involving the manipulation of objects for points.
NAIT Main Campus
Fresh Express cafeteria
11762 106 St. NW
Saturday, Nov. 26
9 a.m. - Opening
10 a.m.to 12 p.m. – Qualification rounds
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Qualification rounds
3:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Elimination rounds
5:30 p.m. – Awards
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