Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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2017 VEX Worlds - VEX IQ Challenge Middle School Division

Date
04/23/2017 - 04/25/2017
Event Code
RE-VIQC-17-4884
Program
VEX IQ Challenge
Event Type
Tournament
Capacity
308
Spots Open
0
Event Region
Kentucky
Price
$850.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Event Description

VEX Worlds 2017, presented by the Northrop Grumman Foundation, brings together top robotics teams in the VEX IQ Challenge, VEX Robotics Competition, and VEX U under one roof to celebrate their accomplishments and participate with the best teams from around the world. VEX Worlds will include top teams from events happening in cities around the world from June 2016 to March 2017.

A Special Thanks to our Partners and Sponsors

Special thanks to our Global Sponsors Autodesk, Chevron, DellEMC, Google, HEXBUG, Innovation First International, NASA, Northrop Grumman Foundation, Rack Solutions, Robomatter, and Texas Instruments.

We also would like to thank our many VEX Robotics World Championship sponsors: Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics, Avnet, Dell, Diversity Woodcrafts, Eaton, Mathworks, Microchip, Molex, New Bright Toys, Nissan, Nordson, Robotmesh, Toyota, UPS, US Army, and Xilink. The commitment and support of these partners ensure a great experience for everyone attending VEX Worlds.

VEX Worlds Apparel

The online World Championship Apparel Store will remain open for a limited time.

VEX Worlds 2017 VEX IQ Challenge Middle School Division Team Lists

Wait List

Teams that have not qualified for VEX Worlds at an event or teams that have qualified and did not register on time can be placed on the wait list. Click the "Wait List" tab above and place your team on the wait list. If spots open up, teams on the wait list will be notified and instructed to register. Space at VEX Worlds will be in high demand and we don't anticipate many (if any) spots opening up for teams on the wait list.

Team FAQ

Please download and review the VEX Worlds 2017 Team FAQ document for commonly asked questions and more information.

Team Party

VEX Worlds will once again conclude with a Team Party at Kentucky Kingdom amusement park. Price: $30 per ticket in advance of arrival or $45 per ticket onsite. Advance tickets are available through April 14. To purchase tickets, visit: VEX Worlds Team Party.

The following restaurants will be open during the VRC and VEX IQ Challenge Team Parties.

• Triple Treats • Swampwater Jack’s       • Clock Tower
• Casa Mia • Cactus Jack’s

• Chicken Tenders & Fries

• Auntie B’s • Pizzeria Villagio • Twisted
• King Louie’s Kitchen • Bayside Grill

• Paradise Pizza

• Dippin’ Dots
(Five locations: Break Dance, Lightning Run,
Roller Skater, Hurricane Bay Beach Club, T3)
     
• Soft Frozen Lemonade
at Lightning Run
      

Concessions and Food Trucks

For hours concession areas and food trucks are open during VEX Worlds click here. To order team lunches before the event, visit the “Concessions” tab after submitting team's event registration.

VEX Worlds Program Book

The VEX Worlds Program Book contains all the information you need to make your trip to Louisville a memorable one, with the event agenda, shuttle and hotel information, local attractions, Show Your Badge discounts, the VEX Worlds team party and much, much more.

Awards Information

Submissions for this year's pre-submitted awards closed March 20, 2017.

Robot Shipping Option

Information about shipping your robot, tools, and supplies through Fern Exposition can be found here. If you have any questions about robot shipping information, please contact Fern directly at (502) 367-0254.

The REC Foundation Store

Located in the North Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center next to the HEXBUG booth and the STEM Hall of Fame, the REC Foundation Store will be open for teams looking for VEX Robotics parts at VEX Worlds.

Orders can be placed online at the store's website using a credit card from any connected device (computer, tablet, mobile phone) at any time during the event. After placing an order, customers will be notified via email when the order is ready for pickup. Once notified, simply come to an Order Pickup window with your order number.

Pre-orders for items will be accepted online starting on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Pre-orders placed prior to the event will be ready at the REC Foundation store when it opens on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 12 p.m. Cash will be accepted for orders at the Customer Service window during the store’s normal hours.

There will also be self-service ordering stations at the REC Foundation store for ordering in-person by credit card. Using the online store on your device for ordering is recommended to get your parts as quickly as possible. Visit the store's customer service windows if you have any questions or need assistance with anything!

There is no guarantee that the store's inventory will last throughout the event, so please plan ahead and bring a good supply of spare parts with you.

Store hours:

  • Wednesday 12:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Friday 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Monday 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Spectator Information

VEX Worlds is free and open to the public. This lively and engaging event is suitable for the entire family. Spectators are welcome to attend the ceremonies, watch matches, and visit with teams in the pit area. Click here for parking information.

VEX Worlds Guidebook Apps

VEX Worlds 2017 has gone mobile! Follow the directions linked below for each VEX Worlds Division to get the free app. Check out your schedule, exhibitors, maps, and more!

Venue Map

Click here for the VEX Worlds 2017 Venue Map.

Team Email Blast Archive

Please follow this link that will direct you to the team email blast archive on VEXForum.com.

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Grade Level: Middle School

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 04/23/2017 - 04/25/2017

Venue/Location:
Kentucky Exposition Center
937 Phillips Ln
Louisville, Kentucky 40209
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Please click here for a tentative VEX Worlds 2017 VEX IQ Challenge Agenda. Please note that since this agenda is tentative, times may vary from 15-30 minutes.

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Volunteer

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Calling All Volunteers

Volunteer at VEX Worlds and help make this event the best experience ever for our participating students! Many volunteer roles do not require previous experience, and we provide online training resources to prepare you for any position. Join our volunteer team, get inspired, and have fun!

An average shift is 4-6 hours, and you can sign up for one shift, multiple shifts, and even multiple days if it suits your schedule. This year we are offering an entirely new scheduling platform, featuring self-scheduling online, making it easy for you to select and view your shifts from any computer or mobile device.

Make volunteering a family affair! Younger kids who are good at paying attention to directions make great Field Resetters, and we can pair you up in the same area to volunteer together in most cases.

Visit our VEX Worlds Volunteers page to learn about available volunteer positions and to sign up. We look forward to seeing you in Louisville!

Please email volunteer@roboticseducation.org with any questions.

VEX Worlds Volunteer Guidebook App

VEX Worlds 2017 has gone mobile! Follow these directions to download the free app. Check out your schedule, maps, and more!

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Teams will be notified, via email, if any event occurs that would jeopardize 2017 VEX Worlds. Please remember that the 2017 VEX Worlds official agenda will be available, and updated, on this event page, in the "Agenda" tab.

Refund Policy

VEX Worlds registration cancellations must be received by March 2, 2017, in order to receive a full refund. All cancellations must be emailed to support@robotevents.com with the team number and the contact information for the team. Teams that cancel on March 3, 2017, or after will not receive a refund for their registration fee.


Date: 04/23/2017 - 04/25/2017
Kentucky Exposition Center
937 Phillips Ln
Louisville, Kentucky 40209
United States

Travel Info

VEX Worlds 2017 Housing Site

Visit the hotel booking site for a great selection of accommodations and discounted rates!

Airport Transfer

Teams are responsible for making their own arrangements for travel between the Louisville Airport (SDF) and their hotel. Information about ground transportation services can be found on the airport’s website.

Our travel partner GET Sports can also assist with booking your airport transfer (airport to hotel/hotel to airport). Complete and return the Airport Transfer Request Form for the best available rate.

Shuttle Schedule

A free shuttle bus loop will run between the Kentucky Exposition Center and many area hotels during VEX Worlds. Click here for details.

Visa and Invitation Letter Requests

The REC Foundation is happy to provide visa and invitation letters to teams. In order to process visa and invitation letters, the team's primary contact should email the following information to support@vexrobotics.com:

  • Team name and number
  • Names, birth dates, employers (or "student"), and passport country and number for every team member and adults traveling as chaperons
  • School or other organization name and name of team leader, with address and phone number

All visa and invitation letter requests should be submitted to the REC Foundation by January 31, 2017, to ensure proper time for processing. Requests submitted after January 31, will be processed as soon as possible, but may take up to three weeks.

Please note that the REC Foundation will not produce a separate letter for each team member. Instead, the foundation will produce a letter for the entire team and attach the list of team members and mentors.

Learn More About Louisville

To learn more about our exciting host city, please visit our Louisville VEX Worlds 2017 website.

Parking at VEX Worlds

All teams will get one parking pass valid for the duration of the event. The parking passes will be emailed to the main contact for the team. Additional information about the process will be sent to teams closer to the event.

If your team has more than one vehicle, additional vehicles will need to pay for parking. The REC Foundation has arranged a special discounted rate for VEX Worlds 2017 attendees.

  • Normal Daily Rate: $8/day (no in/out privileges)
  • Normal Daily Rate: $12/day (in/out privileges)
  • Discounted Rate: $24 for Thursday-Saturday (in/out privileges)

To get the discounted rate, simply purchase the $8 daily rate at the gate and visit the parking upgrade booth in the Workman Lobby (adjacent to the registration counter) to pay the additional $16 and receive your three-day in/out parking pass.

To purchase additional parking passes click here.

Note: Parking is free Wednesday, April 19 and Sunday, April 23.

Find more information on parking at VEX Worlds in the Team FAQ.

Transportation Options

For information about travel options such as group and individual air travel, charter bus, airport transfer, rental vehicles, and local transportation click here.

The following request forms are currently available:

VEX Worlds Discounts

  • “Show Us Your Badge” Discounts — Louisville is proud to present the Show Us Your Badge program, a special discount program for show participants to use while in Louisville. Take advantage of special offers and discounts from the city’s most popular sites including retail shops, restaurants and attractions. Just present your name badge at the listed locations around town to receive amazing discounts and offers. Click here for a full list.

  • Xhale Salon & Spa Located in the Galt House Hotel, Xhale Salon & Spa is offering 10% off services $50.00 and higher for VEX Worlds attendees. Book your appointment more than a week more than a week in advance for a 15% discount. Visit Xhale Salon & Spa's website at www.xhalesalon.com or call (502) 587-7644.

  • Louisville Bats PLAY BALL! If you’re searching for a safe and enjoyable place to entertain your students while in Louisville, look no further than a Louisville Bats baseball game. Click here for information about five Louisville Bats baseball games designated as 2017 VEX Nights.

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Webcast

Visit robotevents.com/vextv to build your own custom webcast and live results screen for the entire VEX Worlds event!

Sponsor

Special thanks to our Global Sponsors Autodesk, Chevron, DellEMC, Google, HEXBUG, Innovation First International, NASA, Northrop Grumman Foundation, Rack Solutions, Robomatter, and Texas Instruments.

We also would like to thank our many VEX Robotics World Championship sponsors: Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics, Avnet, Dell, Diversity Woodcrafts, Eaton, Mathworks, Microchip, Molex, New Bright Toys, Nissan, Nordson, Robotmesh, Toyota, UPS, US Army, and Xilink. The commitment and support of these partners ensure a great experience for everyone attending VEX Worlds.

Please bring signed Participant Release Forms for all team members (students and adult mentors) to team check-in/registration.

Participant Consent Form

 

Please use the Robot Inspection Checklist to pre-inspect your robot prior to the event:

Inspection Checklist

 

For a checklist to prepare your team for this event, please download and read the following document:

Tips for Teams to Prepare for VEX IQ Challenge Ev

 

The REC Foundation has created a special document for those attending their first VEX Worlds called, "Tips for Teams to Prepare for VEX IQ Challenge Events."

Tips for Teams to Prepare for VEX IQ Challenge Eve

 

Teams can now order lunch directly through RobotEvents.com! If you want to avoid waiting in concessions lines or making multiple purchases at different concessions stands, maximize your time at VEX Worlds and use our lunch ordering system.

Please come back to order after submitting the event registration for your teams.

For the hours that concession areas are open during VEX Worlds, click the following link.

VEX Worlds Concession Hours of Operation

 

Gould's Discount Medical Scooters will be available for rent at VEX Worlds.

Scooter Rentals

 

Waitlist

Please login to add or remove teams from the waiting list.
STEM Hall of Fame Inductees
Award Recipient
Teacher of the Year Nadine Amaya
Volunteer of the Year Debbi Salom
Mentor of the Year Dr. Ilija Hadzic
STEM Hero Hall of Fame Inductee Dr. Woodie Flowers
VEX IQ Challenge Middle School
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
VEX IQ Challenge Middle School Excellence Award 999 Rising Phoenix Capital Robotics Club Mclean, Virginia, United States
Middle School Teamwork Challenge World Champions 16180G The InVEXibles TECH of Katy (Technology and Engineering Club for Homeschoolers of Katy) Katy, Texas, United States
Middle School Teamwork Challenge World Champions 555A Gladiators KraftWerx Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Middle School Teamwork Challenge World 2nd Place 7078A GeekBots Carib Christian School Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
Middle School Teamwork Challenge World 2nd Place 42292B HKYRA Team 2 The Hong Kong Youth Robotronics Assoication Kowloon, Hong Kong
VEX IQ Challenge Middle School - Science Division
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
Division Teamwork Challenge Champion 79774B X-BOTS Colegio San Pedro Claver Bucaramanga, Colombia
Division Teamwork Challenge Champion 10740G The Nerd Herd Oak Mountain Schools Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Division Teamwork Challenge 2nd Place 42292C HKYRA Team 3 The Hong Kong Youth Robotronics Assoication Kowloon, Hong Kong
Division Teamwork Challenge 2nd Place 4442A Navigator Robotics Island Pacific Academy Kapolei, Hawaii, United States
Division Teamwork Challenge 3rd Place 11164A Bulldogs Bell Elementary Stiwell, Oklahoma, United States
Division Teamwork Challenge 3rd Place 2027A Beach Bots Private Team Laguna Niguel, California, United States
Amaze Award 59 H.S. Robotics H.S. Robotics Kapolei, Hawaii, United States
Build Award 10330B CICYT CENTRO DE INICIACIÓN A LA CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGÍA (CICYT) Durango, Durango, Mexico
Create Award 11164A Bulldogs Bell Elementary Stiwell, Oklahoma, United States
Design Award 9000A Cybershockers Cybershockers Robotics Club Rowlett, Texas, United States
Energy Award 11771T Megatron New Century School Beirut, Lebanon
Judges' Award 10173G HBS Blaze Henrietta Barnett School London, United Kingdom
Sportsmanship Award 11927B Ji'nan experi B Ji'nan experimental junior high school of Shandong Province Ji'nan, Shandong, China
STEM Research Award 6210W HCS Eagles: WATTever Heritage Christian School Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Think Award 1267P Knights IQ Delaware County Christian School Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, United States
VEX IQ Challenge Middle School - Technology Division
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
Division Teamwork Challenge Champion 16180G The InVEXibles TECH of Katy (Technology and Engineering Club for Homeschoolers of Katy) Katy, Texas, United States
Division Teamwork Challenge Champion 555A Gladiators KraftWerx Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Division Teamwork Challenge 2nd Place 31009B Xi'an TieYi High School B Xi'an TieYi High School B Xi'an, China
Division Teamwork Challenge 2nd Place 57251A Master Maneuvers KITS Institute Mumbai, India
Division Teamwork Challenge 3rd Place 23059G Genesis Holman Middle School Glen Allen, Virginia, United States
Division Teamwork Challenge 3rd Place 2932B Mid Pacific Owl Robotics Mid-Pacific Institute Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Amaze Award 555A Gladiators KraftWerx Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Build Award 31009B Xi'an TieYi High School B Xi'an TieYi High School B Xi'an, China
Create Award 5432A PunaTechs 5432A Kea'au Middle School Kea'au, Hawaii, United States
Design Award 10191A C.H.E.S.S. Knights Christian Home Educators of Sulphur Springs Sulphur Springs, Texas, United States
Energy Award 809A Cyborg Unicorns Pittsburgh Urban Christian School Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Judges' Award 44757A Regina Assumpta College Regina Assumpta Cap-Haitien, Haiti
Sportsmanship Award 918Y Panther Bots Hyde Park Middle School Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
STEM Research Award 57251A Master Maneuvers KITS Institute Mumbai, India
Think Award 10769D Wild Cards Palmetto Scholars Academy North Charleston, South Carolina, United States
VEX IQ Challenge Middle School - Engineering Division
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
Division Teamwork Challenge Champion 10154A Flare 2 Vex Flare2Vex Sachse, Texas, United States
Division Teamwork Challenge Champion 31337A The Nutria Rats Mountain Brook Robotics Mountain Brook, Alabama, United States
Division Teamwork Challenge 2nd Place 37Z Circuit Breakers Cranbrook Schools Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States
Division Teamwork Challenge 2nd Place 1111A Speed Demons Barcbots Sunnyvale, California, United States
Division Teamwork Challenge 3rd Place 10563 Team Radioactive Microchip Technology Inc. Chandler, Arizona, United States
Division Teamwork Challenge 3rd Place 5432B PunaTechs 5432B Kea'au Middle School Kea'au, Hawaii, United States
Amaze Award 7041B GBAP Colegio Sagrado Corazon Ponce, Puerto Rico
Build Award 10881D Sec. de Educación Jalisco Secretaría de Educación de Jalisco Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Create Award 24K Super Sonic Sparks SPARKS 4-H Club Westminster, Maryland, United States
Design Award 10700B VexMen Great Minds Robotics Tarzana, California, United States
Energy Award 3333P Followers of Zaza Bumble Bees - Notre Dame Marist Academy Pontiac, Michigan, United States
Judges' Award 34G Axolotl Awesomeness Robot Revolution Summit, New Jersey, United States
Sportsmanship Award 10154A Flare 2 Vex Flare2Vex Sachse, Texas, United States
STEM Research Award 2022M Tech-nique Montverde Academy Montverde, Florida, United States
Think Award 1008D Grinding Gears Vermillion Area Robotics Club Vermillion, South Dakota, United States
VEX IQ Challenge Middle School - Math Division
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
Division Teamwork Challenge Champion 79774A THUNDER BOT Colegio San Pedro Claver Bucaramanga, Colombia
Division Teamwork Challenge Champion 655Z Wahiawa Middle School Wahiawa Middle School Wahiawa, Hawaii, United States
Division Teamwork Challenge 2nd Place 7078A GeekBots Carib Christian School Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
Division Teamwork Challenge 2nd Place 42292B HKYRA Team 2 The Hong Kong Youth Robotronics Assoication Kowloon, Hong Kong
Division Teamwork Challenge 3rd Place 323S Skyhawk Cornerstone Robotics North Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Division Teamwork Challenge 3rd Place 10700 Silver Bullet Great Minds Robotics Tarzana, California, United States
Amaze Award 38022A Wen Zhe Cheng Xiong Beijing NO.21 Middle School beijing, Beijing, China
Build Award 655Z Wahiawa Middle School Wahiawa Middle School Wahiawa, Hawaii, United States
Create Award 11476N Lionbots in Action 2 Mater Academy Charter Middle School Hialeah Gardens, Florida, United States
Design Award 1900H Hunters RainForest East Palo Alto, California, United States
Energy Award 4355B Baraa 2 Baraa Training Center Riffa, Bahrain
Judges' Award 10173 HBS Vexplosions Henrietta Barnett School London, United Kingdom
Sportsmanship Award 11029C Gummi Duckies Lincoln Middle School Gainesville, Florida, United States
STEM Research Award 11246B Dublin Robotics Raider Dublin Robotics Club Dublin, California, United States
Think Award 7078A GeekBots Carib Christian School Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
VEX IQ Challenge Middle School Skills Challenge Winners
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
Middle School Robot Skills Challenge World Champion 555A Gladiators KraftWerx Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Middle School Robot Skills Challenge World 2nd Place 42292C HKYRA Team 3 The Hong Kong Youth Robotronics Assoication Kowloon, Hong Kong
Middle School Robot Skills Challenge World 3rd Place 6210C HCS Eagles: C4 Heritage Christian School Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Online Challenge Award Winners
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
Robomatter Programming Skills Challenge for Robot Virtual Worlds 1155B Xi"an Gaoxin No. 1 Middle School Xi"an Gaoxin No.1 Middle School Xi"an, Shaanxi, China
VEX IQ Challenge Promote Award 92P VEXMEN: Phoenix Brandywine Robotics Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, United States