RISE UP/GEAR UP
The first State VEX Robotics Championship competition to be held in Central Washington took place in Toppenish, WA on February 16th and 17th. This was a qualifying event for the VEX Robotics World Championship Middle School Division that was held in Anaheim, CA, April 17-20th.
Over 50 middle school and high school teams competed from around the state and Canada. The event was open to the public.
The new VEX Robotics Competition game for the 2012-2013 season is Sack Attack. Played with 5” square cloth sacks filled w/ plastic pellets, teams operate their robots from control stations at the sides of the 12’ X 12’ playing field to move as many of the 102 sacks as possible, within a timed period, into designated goal areas.
VEX Robotics Competitions engage middle and high school students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education through exciting, head-to-head robotics competitions that are fun as well as educational, enabling students to learn, practice, and use many academic and life skills. University of Washington GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness For Undergraduate Programs) has provided funding for 14 school districts to participate in the VEX Robotics program.
VEX: Think. Create. Build. Amaze.