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NAIT hosts provincial VEX Robotics Championship

NAIT hosts provincial VEX Robotics Championship

Published on February 14, 2019

More than 200 students to compete; top three teams go to world competition

EDMONTON – More than 200 high school students from across the province will face off Monday in the eighth annual provincial VEX Robotics Championship, 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.

This year, players will participate in the Turning Point challenge, the object of which is to use the robots to launch balls to score points by toggling flags with their team’s colours. The robots can also move game objects to score points.

Three teams from this competition will qualify for the 2019 VEX Worlds, held in April in Louisville, Kentucky. The Kentucky event will feature top teams from over 1,000 VEX Robotics tournaments from around the globe.

VEX is a Meccano-like system consisting of structural components, motors, sensors and a programmable controller. VEX competitions encourage the design, assembly and programming of machines to achieve a particular objective.

WHEN:
Monday, Feb. 18, 2019
Competition - 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.(elimination rounds start at 4 p.m.)
Awards presentation – 5:30 p.m.

WHERE:
NAIT Main Campus
Gymnasium
11762 106 St. NW
Edmonton, AB