More than 30 teams of high school students to compete in robotics competition
Weekend event a lead up to provincial challenge in February
Over 150 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 Nothing But Net challenge, a fast-paced game in which robots try to score in a variety of ways.
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. 28
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
Neil Wenger (on site during the competition)
NAIT Vex Regional Competition Director
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NAIT Media Relations
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