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WAVE at WPI VEX V5 Robotics Competition Signature Event

High School

5-Dec-2024 - 7-Dec-2024 Add to Calendar
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Format
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
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Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
15-Aug-2024 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
29-Aug-2024 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
29-Nov-2024 12:00 EST
Payment Deadline
4-Oct-2024 12:00 EDT

A maximum of 50% of team registrations can be from any one event region

Region Maximum % # Spots Allowed # Spots Remaining
Southern New England 50% 40 40
This event is closed to registration because:
  • Registration opens at a future date.

Allgemeine information

The sixth annual WAVE at WPI is shaping up to be one of our best events yet! WAVE is a 2.5 day event from December 5th through 7th, hosted in Harrington Auditorium at WPI in Worcester, MA. WPI is a nationaly recognized science and engineering university that focuses on project-based learning. WPI was the first university in the United States with a Robotics Engineering bachelors of science degree, and WPI has been hosting robotics events on campus for over 20 years. Teams attending WAVE will have an opportunity to tour WPI and see some of our robotics labs. All VEX participants (HS Seniors) are eligible to apply for the WPI VEX Scholarship. For more information:

Day one of the event is check-in, inspection, practice, and skills. We suggest teams looking to attempt all their skills runs plan on runnning most of them on the first day. The other two days will be qualifications, followed by alliance selection and elimination matches on Saturday. Teams are expected to attend the competition on all days, but at a bare minimum must attend Friday and Saturday to compete.

Payment deadline for the event is October 4th. If your school or orginization requires a lengthy period to process payment or cut a check, please start this process as soon as your teams have registered.

This event will advance three (3) teams to the VEX Robotics World Championships: Tournament Champions (2) and Excellence Award (1). 

Please note that WAVE at WPI 2023 filled within approximately 15 minutes of the event opening on RobotEvents. If your teams would like to attend, please be sure to sign up at right when the event registration period opens!

Klassenstufe: High School

Herausforderung der roboterfähigkeiten: Ja

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Datum: 5-Dec-2024 - 7-Dec-2024

100 Institute Rd
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609
United States


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2024 Agenda

WPI Sports and Recreation Center/Harrington Auditorium

updated 5/10/24

Campus tours will be available on Friday and Saturday. The exact time and location will be announced closer to the event.


  • Campus tours will be available for participants before venue opens
  • 1400 Venue Opens
  • 1430-2000 Team Registration
  • 1500-2000 Inspection
  • 1500-2000 Practice Area Open
  • 1500-2000 Skills Challenge Open
  • 2030 Venue Closes



  • 0730 Venue Opens
  • 0800-1830 Practice Area Open
  • 0830-0900 Driver/Coach Meeting
  • 0920-0950 Opening Ceremony
  • 1000-1200 Qualifying Rounds
  • 1200-1330 Lunch
  • 1330-1800 Qualifying Rounds
  • 1900 Venue Closes


  • 0730 Venue Opens
  • 0800-1430 Practice Area Open
  • 0800-1100 Qualifying Rounds
  • 1100-1300 Lunch / Campus Tours
  • 1300-1420 Qualifying Rounds
  • 1300-Skills Field Closes (or at the end of the final qualification match, whichever is later)
  • 1430-Alliance Selection
  • 1510-1615 Elimination Matches
  • 1615-1645 Closing Ceremony and Awards
  • 1800 Venue Closes

Sich freiwillig melden

Volunteer registration will open in June. If you are interested in volunteering, please feel free to email [email protected] for more information.

We will be looking for volunteers to fill all roles, but the greatest need is for volunteers that want to be near the field.

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Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, a decision will be made on how the competition will proceed and any changes will be communicated to teams via the main contact email address and/or via live announcment in the venue. This may include a delayed start or early end to matches on a competitoin day, extending or modifying hours on some days, or removal of matches from the competition schedule in order to complete the event.  Every effort will be reasonably made to continue the event as planned.

Refund and Payment Policies

Payment Deadline

Payment is due by October 6th.  If payment is not received by close of business on the 6th, your team will be automatically moved to the bottom of the waitlist, and a waitlist team will be moved into the event.  This deadline will be strictly followed.

Refund Policy

  • There are no refunds available.


The event will be webcast on Friday and Saturday at

Judging Format

All In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person at the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.

Signature Event Early Bird Policy

  • All Signature Events will have a specific Early Bird Registration that is independent of all local/regional Early Bird systems
    • Each team starts the season with three (3) opportunities to register during the Signature Event Early-Bird period
      • An opportunity is taken away each time the team registers for a Signature Event, whether during the Signature Event Early-Bird period or Standard period
      • A Signature Event Early-Bird opportunity is not taken away if a team registers for a tournament hosted by their school or organization (where the team’s coach is the Event Partner)
    • Early Bird Registration will open 16 weeks before the event at 12:00PM EST
      • Note: Modifications to this may be made for events in August and September
    • Standard Registration will open 14 weeks before the event at 12:00PM EST
    • An Event Partner may register their own teams to their Signature Event during Signature Event Early Bird Registration no matter how many other Signature Events they are already registered for  
      • The Event Partner must be the Primary Contact for the teams they are registering