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Kettering University RADC Down Draft 2 Event #2 - HS/MS

01/30/2022
Kettering University RADC Down Draft 2 Event #2 - HS/MS

Event Code: RE-RADC-21-5711

Program: RECF Aerial Drones Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 12 / Spots Open: -

Event Region: Michigan

Max Registrations per Organization: 4

Standard Registration Opens: Mon, Nov 1, 2021 7:00 AM EDT

Registration Deadline: Mon, Jan 17, 2022 12:45 PM EST

Price: $80.00

This event is closed to registration because:
  • Registration opens at a future date.
Event Dates

Date: 01/30/2022

Venue/Location:

Kettering University Robotics Center (Academic Building)
1700 University Avenue
Flint, Michigan 48504
United States


Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: No

Judging Format: In-Person judging

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General Info

Welcome to the Kettering University RADC Aerial Drones Competition!

Sunday, January 30, 2022

  • Thank you for choosing to join us on Sunday, January 30, 2022 for the Kettering University RADC Down Draft 2 Event #2
  • This event is open to in and out-of-state teams!
  • Teams are expected to pay the registration fee at the time of registration. Those not paid by January 14, 2022 will be waitlisted.
  • 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 or have a temperature of 100.4 F or higher. Each attendee will be required to complete a health screening form, have a temperature check, and wear a mask at the event.

 

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

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

https://docs.google.com/document/d/18tAYVAiVj4G5vJFtCB9msBysiuXs1nwAMMdTUViR0qU/edit?usp=sharing

 

  • 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.

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/testing/tracker/overview

 

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 RobotEvents.com general information page.

 

Directions to Kettering University:

1700 University Ave., Flint, MI 48504

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1P28nkaAgZPmN5JTYagfVQnHYNBdTznTFfJpOHiGpVpU/edit?usp=sharing

 

We look forward to seeing you!!!

Agenda

Sunday, January 30, 2022

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

https://docs.google.com/document/d/18tAYVAiVj4G5vJFtCB9msBysiuXs1nwAMMdTUViR0qU/edit?usp=sharing

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

2:00

  • RADC Competition Ends

Campus Tours begin at conclusion of awards ceremony, with pizza to follow tour for those participating in tour only.

 

All times subject to change

Volunteer

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

https://docs.google.com/document/d/18tAYVAiVj4G5vJFtCB9msBysiuXs1nwAMMdTUViR0qU/edit?usp=sharing

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Please check the robotevents.com 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 Down Draft 2 Event on January 30, 2022 be cancelled, refunds in the amount of $75 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 be allowed in the event facility
  • Currently, there is no limit to the number of attendees, if rquired, this will change and adhere to new guidelines
  • Each individual participating/attending the event must complete the sreening form at check-in
  • Team "pits/hangers" may be socially distanced from other teams by at least 6 feet, if required
  • Entry to the competition facility is limited to one entrance where each individual must be screened and have their temperature taken
  • Bleachers will offer seating
  • 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 or robotic/drone team members
  • Kettering University tests staff, faculty and students at the beginning of each term in Jan, Apr, July and Oct.
  • There are multiple entrances campus wide that provide daily screening and temperature checks on each individual entering the buildings
  • 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 near team "pits/hangers" 
  • Hand sanitizer will be placed near driver/flight stations and other common areas

 

Participant Requirements:

Illustration of a face mask.

Face covering required

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

Illustration of a person getting a touchless temperature check.

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.

Illustration of washing hands with soap.

Wash hands often

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

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Social distancing, if required at that time

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.

Strikethrough of a graphic of a person standing next to another person lying down coughing with a fever.

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)

Pictogram of a comment bubble above a person wearing an identification badge.

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 may 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 may 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                                                                                                                                          
  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 https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/testing/tracker/overview. 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 https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/testing/tracker/overview. 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.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/18tAYVAiVj4G5vJFtCB9msBysiuXs1nwAMMdTUViR0qU/edit?usp=sharing


Date: 01/30/2022
Kettering University Robotics Center (Academic Building)
1700 University Avenue
Flint, Michigan 48504
United States

Travel Info

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

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1P28nkaAgZPmN5JTYagfVQnHYNBdTznTFfJpOHiGpVpU/edit?usp=sharing