vy Tech Community College to Host Annual Robotics Competition


Students in grades 4-12 interested in robotics are invited to take part in an upcoming VEX Robotics competition at Ivy Tech Community College Evansville. The annual VEX Robotics Challenge on Saturday, November 4, at 9 a.m. The event will be held on campus in Vectren Auditorium, Room 147 at 3501 N. First Ave. 

This year’s competition is titled “Math Whiz,” and is sponsored by Ivy Tech’s School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering and Applied Technology.

The focus of the contest is for the team members to be able to think on their feet. The teams will be supplied ahead of time with angles and elevations of turns. In a series of challenges, competitors will have to calculate times and distances to see how well they know their robot’s capabilities. Distances will not be disclosed until the race starts. The VEX Robotics Design System offers students an exciting platform for learning about areas rich with career opportunities spanning science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). These are just a few of the many fields students can explore by creating with VEX Robotics technology. Beyond science and engineering principles, a VEX Robotics project encourages teamwork, leadership and problem solving among groups. www.vexrobotics.com

To register, contact Gloria Coons at gcoons2@ivytech.edu for a registration form. In order to ensure correct t-shirt size, registrations are due by Oct. 13

There is no cost to attend the event or to compete, and the public is encouraged to come by and cheer on their favorite team. Those interested in competing should contact Gloria Coons at gcoons2@ivytech.edu. Registration deadline is Oct. 13, to ensure t-shirts for competitors can be provided.