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Kettering University RADC Aerial Drones Competition HS/MS (NEW Date)

Event Code
RECF Aerial Drones Competition
Event Type
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization

20% of total capacity is reserved for Michigan .
3 remaining spots are reserved for Michigan .

This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to the Kettering University RADC Aerial Drones Competition*!

NEW Date October 2nd, 2021

  • Thank you for choosing to join us on October 2nd, 2021, for the Kettering University RADC Aerial Drones Competition 
  • This event is for Michigan teams only
  • Teams are expected to pay the registration fee at the time of registration. Those not paid by September 20, 2021, will be waitlisted and not allowed to compete.
  • The event screening station will open at 8:00 AM for teams to check-in.
  • Follow the VEX Event signage posted on Chevrolet Ave. and University Ave. to parking and check-in.
  • We anticipate the event concluding by no later than 3:00 PM.

*Please do not bring your team members to this event if they or someone in their household are sick. Please be sure to complete the health screening form in the link below the morning of the event. This is required of every team member and coach when they attending the event and will be verified at check-in.


Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we ask that each team member and their parent(s) thoroughly review the information in the links below and complete the form requested for each team member attending the event:

  • Coronavirus Policies for Competitive Robotics Events in the Robotics Center at Kettering University


  • COVID Screening form to be completed the morning of the event by each team member attending the event


  • For those who have travelled out of state within the 14 days prior to the event, please find the state(s) you traveled to or through and take note of the COVID Positive Percent for each state(s). If any that you traveled to or through in the 14 days prior to the event are 10% of higher, DO NOT attend the event.


Event Cancellation:

If weather, a local emergency, or enhanced coronavirus restrictions cause us to cancel or modify the scheule for this event, we will update this event's general information page.


Directions to Kettering University:

1700 University Ave., Flint, MI 48504


We look forward to seeing you!!!







Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 10/02/2021

Kettering University
1700 University Avenue
Flint, Michigan 48504
United States

Contact Information

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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Please read the Coronavirus Policies for Competitive Robotics Events in the Robotics Center at Kettering University

8:00-9:00 AM 

  • Team Check-in 
  • Individual COVID Screening 
  • Temperature checks
  • Hangers (pits)Set-up
  • Inspections

8:30-10:00 AM

  • Practice sessions open (sign up after check-in)
  • Skills

10:00-11:30 AM 

  • Opening ceremony
  • RADC Qualification matches 

11:30-11:45 AM

  • Alliance Selection

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Lunch break

12:30-1:30 PM

  • Elimination matches 

1:30 PM

  • Awards Ceremony


  • RADC Competition Ends


All times subject to change


Volunteers will be recruited by the Robotics Community Center at Kettering University. Volunteers will also be screened, complete temperature checks and wear masks. Staff members, faculty members and Kettering students are all tested for covid at the beginning of each term (early, Jan, Apr, July and Oct). Random testing is also being held during the current the term. In addition, daily screening and temperature checks are completed as each individual staff member, faculty member and Kettering student enters the campus buildings through one of the three designated doors. 

Please read the Coronavirus Policies for Competitive Robotics Events in the Robotics Center at Kettering University

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Please check the General Information page before traveling to Kettering University for possible notice of a delayed event start time, cancellation or rescheduling of the event due to inclement weather, local emergency or enhanced coronavirus restrictions.

Notice will be posted by 5:00 AM the morning of the event (or sooner if decision is made).


Refund Policy

Should the Kettering University RADC Aerial Drone Competition on April 17, 2021 be cancelled, refunds in the amount of $95 will be issued.

Health and Safety Policies

Health & Safety Policies

While we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed during your visit, we are committed to making our venue as safe as possible in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic. We appreciate your cooperation during this unprecedented time and ask that you Visit the CDC website for the latest information. 


Competition Safety Measures:

  • Spectators will not be allowed in the event facility
  • Registered teams may enter and each team is limited to one mentor and two students  
  • Each individual participating in the event must complete the sreening form the morning of the event and can do so prior to arrival by visiting this link
  • In order to efficiently screen individuals in a timely manner, we ask that the form be completed prior to arrival, however, in the hopefully rare instance that an individual forgets to do so, paper forms will be available (not our preferred method as we are trying to avoid contact)
  • Team "hangers" (pits) will be socially distanced from other teams by at least 6 feet
  • Entry to the competition facility is limited to one entrance where each individual must be screened and have their temperature taken
  • Bleachers will offer assigned seating for each team's coach only during their team's match and will include social distancing, students should remain in their "hanger" (pit) when they are not on field competing in their match
  • The matches will be live streamed for the general public to view the event and monitors will be in the "hangers" (pits) area for students to view matches from their assigned "hanger" (pit)
  • The minimum number of volunteers necessary to safely run the event safely will be permitted in the event facility
  • Volunteers will predominantly be Kettering University staff and Kettering University students who are also robotics alumni
  • Kettering University tests staff, faculty and students at the beginning of each term in Jan, Apr, July and Oct.
  • There are only three approved entrances campus wide to access campus buildings and, at each, daily screening and temperature checks are performed on each individual entering
  • Random COVID testing is also performed on Kettering staff, faculty and students as another layer of screening
  • Volunteers and team members are requried to be screened, undergo a temperature checks, wear a mask over their nose and mouth (unless medically unable to do so, provide a letter from their doctor verifying this is the case)
  • Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided for each team "hanger" (pit)
  • Hand sanitizer will be placed at each flight station and other common areas


Participant Requirements:

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Face covering required

Everyone is required to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth for the entirety of the event, unless eating outside

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Screening and Temperature check required

Screening and Temperature checks will be required before entering the competition building, anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater will not be admitted.

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Wash hands often

Wash your hands with soap and water often for at least 20 seconds.

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Social distancing

Practice social distancing and keep at least 6 feet (2 meters) between your team and others.

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Floor markings

When present, please observe floor markings and posted signs specifying distancing and direction.

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Avoid contact with people who may be sick

Days prior to traveling to our event, limit activities that may expose you to friends or family members who are sick

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Use hand sanitizer when required

Each time entering the competition area, you will be required to use hand sanitizer. (provided)

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Follow volunteer direction

Please follow directions from our volunteers and have patience as we work through these new event procedures.


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Where do I have to go to get my temperature taken?  Participants will have their temperatures taken at the competition facility entry screening station

  2. What will happen if someone has a high temperature?  Any participant that has a temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater will not be able to enter the event facility and requested that the individual see a doctor, per CDC guidelines.

  3. Will I be required to wear a mask? What if I don’t have one?  Yes. We are following CDC guidelines as well as local health protocols, and masks are required to participate in this event (indoors and outdoors). Please see details below on what is considered an appropriate mask for your visit. If you do not have a mask, we have them available at no charge. 
  4. What is considered an appropriate mask?  An appropriate mask for the competition must fit the following criteria:
    • Must cover your nose and mouth and be secured under your chin
    • Must fit snugly against the sides of your face and be secured with ear loops or secured around your head
    • We recommend that masks be at least two-ply (consist of at least two layers). Also, a gaiter is not considered an appropriate face covering 
    • The following are NOT permitted at the event:
      • Face coverings that are not secured with ear loops or secured around your head
      • Face coverings that include mesh material or holes of any kind
      • Face coverings that are unable to be secured under your chin, such as bandannas
      • Costume masks or veils                                                                                                                          
  5. What if I don't have a mask?   ​​​Masks will be provided at no charge                                                                                                            
  6. What about masks when participants are eating?  Participants must wear masks at all times, unless they are actively eating or drinking, and they must also be socially distanced from other teams while consuming their food or beverage outside the event facility                                                                                                                                            
  7. What if I’m traveling from out-of-state to the event? (outside Michigan)  Individuals should be aware of and comply with government guidelines regarding travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines before visiting our campus. In addition, individuals must comply with Kettering Universities out-of-state travel guidelines by visiting If the state(s) you travel from and/or through have a COVID Positive Percent of 10% or higher for the seven days prior to the event, you may NOT attend the event.                                             
  8. What if I traveled out of state in the 14 days prior to the event?  Individuals must comply with Kettering Universities out-of-state travel guidelines by visiting If the state(s) you travel from and/or through have a COVID Positive Percent of 10% or higher for the seven days prior to the event, you may NOT attend the event.


Please read the Coronavirus Policies for Competitive Robotics Events in the Robotics Center at Kettering University.

Date: 10/02/2021
Kettering University
1700 University Avenue
Flint, Michigan 48504
United States

Travel Info

For your convenience, the directions to Kettering University can be found here.




Due to the limited number of team members permitted to attend the Kettering University RECF Aerial Drone Competition, the event will be live streamed on Twitch via Robozone. Please visit the Robozone Twitch channel to watch the competition.




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