Watch robots compete in Alberta’s first regional VEX competition
WHAT: Dozens of high school students from across the province will face off in Alberta’s first regional VEX Robotics Competition, hosted by NAIT Corporate and International Training in conjunction with the School of Information Communication & Engineering Technologies and novaNAIT, the home of applied research and enterprise development at NAIT.
VEX Gateway is a highly-visual competition, played on a 12 foot by 12 foot field. Teams compete in timed matches, where the object is to get the highest score by positioning barrels and balls using VEX Robotics Design Systems.
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 18, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
NAIT Shell Manufacturing Centre (Building B on attached map)
11762 106 St.
WHY: Robotics has become a popular method of teaching technical skills at the middle and high school level. Commonly structured as competitions, these programs encourage the design, assembly and programming of machines to achieve a particular objective. A LEGO based program is offered to younger students (up to 14 years old). A more challenging program – VEX Robotics Competition – is available for high school students.
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. Competitors have a few months to build their robots prior to competition.
For more information, please contact:
NAIT Vex Regional Competition Coordinator
P 780.378.6940 E firstname.lastname@example.org
NAIT Media Relations
P 780.471.8450 C 780.916.8307 E email@example.com