High school students to compete in Edmonton’s first regional VEX competition
Over 100 high school students from across the province will face off tomorrow in the first Edmonton Regional Vex Competition, hosted by NAIT.
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. Players will participate in the Skyrise challenge, the object of which is to get the highest score by putting cubes in a scoring position.
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
North Lobby (in Building O on campus map)
11762 106 St. NW
Saturday, Nov. 29
9:30 a.m.to 12 p.m. – Qualification rounds
12:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. – Qualification rounds
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Elimination rounds
5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Awards presentation
Neil Wenger (on site during the competition)
NAIT Vex Regional Competition Director
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NAIT Media Relations
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