Quarkmine VEX IQ Michigan Middle School State Championship

03/01/2020
Quarkmine VEX IQ Michigan Middle School State Championship

Event Code: RE-VIQC-19-8416

Program: VEX IQ Challenge

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 60 / Spots Open: 4

Registration Deadline: Sat, Feb 22, 2020 12:28 PM EST

Price: $225.00

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Awards
Award Qualifies for
Innovate Award (VRC/VEXU/VIQC) Does not qualify for any events.
Amaze Award (VIQC) Does not qualify for any events.
Design Award (VIQC) World Championship
CREATE U.S. Open
Excellence Award (VIQC) World Championship
CREATE U.S. Open
Teamwork Champion Award (VIQC) World Championship
CREATE U.S. Open
Teamwork 2nd Place Award (VIQC) World Championship
Robot Skills Champion Award (VIQC) World Championship
Robot Skills Second Place Award (VIQC) Does not qualify for any events.
STEM Research Project Award (VIQC) World Championship
CREATE U.S. Open
Judges Award (VIQC) Does not qualify for any events.
Think Award (VIQC) Does not qualify for any events.
Volunteer of the Year (VIQC) Does not qualify for any events.
Robot Skills Third Place (VIQC) Does not qualify for any events.
Teamwork 3rd Place Award (VIQC) World Championship

Match Results

Finalist Ranking

Teamwork Ranking

VEX via

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Waitlist

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Team List ( 56 Teams )

Team Team Name Organization Location
37A Llama League CRANBROOK SCHOOLS Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States
37D The Destroyers Rebooted Cranbrook Schools Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States
37E Burnt Chicken Nugget CRANBROOK SCHOOLS Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States
37F Sentinels CRANBROOK SCHOOLS Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States
37J The Goats Cranbrook Schools Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States
37N Dunder Mifflin Knights CRANBROOK SCHOOLS Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States
37S The 37 L's Cranbrook Schools Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States
37U Unicobras Cranbrook Schools Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States
37V Supreme Sheep Cranbrook Schools Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States
37W The Paper Shredders Cranbrook Schools Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States
37X The Witches of Glitches CRANBROOK SCHOOLS Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States
37Z Cube Gurus Cranbrook Schools Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States
591B The Bots NORTHERN HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL Ada, Michigan, United States
1684Z The Chimichangas Z Chimera Robotics Boosters - Center for Innovation Lapeer , Michigan, United States
2048E WiredWonders Elevations Traverse City, Michigan, United States
2048R Robo Builders Elevations Traverse City, Michigan, United States
2407A iKenDRIVE Independent team TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan, United States
3547P VIRUS: Team Lightning Technolgy First Monroe, Michigan, United States
3547S VIRUS: Creepers Technolgy First Monroe, Michigan, United States
5175A Pickford Robotics PICKFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS Pickford, Michigan, United States
7997A TekNiq LARSON MIDDLE SCHOOL Troy, Michigan, United States
10452A Zesty Mustaches Haslett Robotics Club East Lansing, Michigan, United States
10452T Gear Girls Haslett Robotics Club Haslett, Michigan, United States
10452V G.O.A.T.S. Haslett Robotics Club Haslett, Michigan, United States
10452W Controlled by Squirrels Haslett Robotics Club Haslett, Michigan, United States
10452Y Team IQ Haslett Robotics Club Haslett, Michigan, United States
13289B Grayling Viking Bots GRAYLING MIDDLE SCHOOL Grayling, Michigan, United States
14582A No Mercy CHARLOTTE MIDDLE SCHOOL Charlotte, Michigan, United States
17150A Digital Dragons Grand Ledge Robotics Club Grand Ledge, Michigan, United States
17151A Gear Grinders Grand Ledge Robotics Club Grand Ledge, Michigan, United States
17152A SkullBots Grand Ledge Robotics Club Grand Ledge, Michigan, United States
17152B GEARed up gamers Grand Ledge Robotics Club Grand Ledge, Michigan, United States
17511A Dark Knights BAD AXE MIDDLE SCHOOL Bad Axe, Michigan, United States
20658A CasevilleA Caseville Middle School CASEVILLE, Michigan, United States
22003B Ego St Michael Parish School GRAND LEDGE, Michigan, United States
29001A Aqua Alien Pumpkins Kalamazoo Robotics Organization Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
30616A Vike and Ike Van Hoosen Middle School ROCHESTER HILLS, Michigan, United States
30616B 30616B VH Vikings Van Hoosen Middle School ROCHESTER HILLS, Michigan, United States
31254A Megabots BELLAIRE MIDDLEHIGH SCHOOL Bellaire, Michigan, United States
31254G Gear Heads BELLAIRE MIDDLEHIGH SCHOOL Bellaire, Michigan, United States
31254H Batteries Not Included BELLAIRE MIDDLEHIGH SCHOOL Bellaire, Michigan, United States
32001C Dominating Androids Haslett Robotics Club East Lansing, Michigan, United States
32001D Delta Dragons Haslett Robotics Club East Lansing, Michigan, United States
36619A Jr. Robocards WHITTEMOREPRESCOTT JRSR HIGH SCHOOL Whittemore, Michigan, United States
41410A RoboElks CHERRYLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL Kewadin, Michigan, United States
41410B Ridiculousness CHERRYLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL Elk Rapids , Michigan, United States
45885C Potato Nuggets Pierce Middle School WATERFORD, Michigan, United States
48074X KnightsofthePeriodicTable NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY Kimball, Michigan, United States
48755C Saints Cross Lutheran School Pigeon, Michigan, United States
49525A Syntax Error NORTHERN HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
61187B Supersonics ALLENDALE MIDDLE SCHOOL Allendale, Michigan, United States
61325A Spirit Bot Manistee Catholic Central Manistee, Michigan, United States
69227A S Squared WOODLAND SCHOOL Traverse city, Michigan, United States
72112M M & M Madina's Chocolate Factory Traverse City, Michigan, United States
74484A The Baby Yodas Benzie Central Middle School BENZONIA, Michigan, United States
95411C Bionic Hawks CASS CITY ELEMENTARY Cass City, Michigan, United States

REC Foundation Design Award Rubric

REC Foundation Design Award Rubric

 

Participant Release Form Spainish

Participant Release Form Spainish

 

REC Foundation Code of Conduct

REC Foundation Code of Conduct

 

Criteria for registered VEX IQ Challenge teams (Elementary and Middle School) to qualify for participation in championship events.

VIQC Qualifying Criteria

 

A description of this year's STEM Research Project

STEM Research Project Topic (2019-2020)

 

A description of this year's STEM Research Project  Rubric.

STEM Research Project Topic Rubric (2019-2020)

 

VIQC Sqaured Away One Page Description.

VIQC Sqaured Away One Page Description

 

VIQC Robot Inspection Checklist.

VIQC Robot Inspection Checklist

 

Participant Release Form English

Participant Release Form

 

MakerFest 2020 is now at the Michigan VEX IQ State Championship

MakerFest 2020 - Joining the State Championship

 

STEM Research

This season the STEM Research Project is presented as a 4-minute video plus 15 seconds of credits that the team records and uploads to SchoolTube, YouTube, or a similar online video platform. A link to the video must be submitted to the Event Partner no later than ONE WEEK BEFORE the tournament date. Follow these steps:

  1. Please refer to the **STEM Research Project and Presentation** document from the REC Foundation. The document can be found in the VEX IQ Challenge Team Resources area at https://www.roboticseducation.org
  2. Record the STEM Presentation as a video following the instructions in the STEM Research Project and Presentation document.
  3. Upload the video to one of the online video resources following the instructions in the STEM Research Project and Presentation document.
  4. Have the coach or another adult email the link to the video, including the team number and contact information for the coach, to the Event Partner no later than ONE WEEK BEFORE the tournament date:

    Philip Leete <philip@quarkmine.com>

  5. The top five (5) contenders for the STEM Research Project Award as judged from the video submissions, will deliver their 4-minute presentations in-person to a panel of two (2) judges at the Michigan VEX IQ State Championship.  Please refer to the STEM Research Project and Presentation document for details.
  6. Only ONE submission allowed per team. If two or more video links are sent to the Event Partner, only the first link received will be considered.
  7. The winner of the STEM Research Project Award will be announced with the other judged awards at the event.

If you have questions about this process, please contact your REC Foundation Regional Support Manager. Refer to our website for contact information: www.robotevents.com/support


Date: 03/01/2020
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
100 Grand Traverse Village Boulevard
Acme, Michigan 49610
United States

Travel Info

The Quarkmine VEX IQ Michigan Middle School State Championship will be held at the Grand Traverse Resort.  It is strongly recommended that you make your hotel accommodations at the resort to avoid any travel delays.  We have taken great care to add many additional activities that can be enjoyed by the entire family.  Make this a Get-Away weekend.  Try to arrive on Friday and stay at the resort through Sunday!

Wondering What To Do during your visit? - Check out https://www.traversecity.com/michigan-vex-iq-state-championship/

  • Grand Traverse Resort Reservations

    • 1-800-236-1577
  • Group Code: QUARK20
    • mention you are with Quarkmine, VEX IQ State Championship for discount rates

If you make reservations at the Grand Traverse Resort, it will include many additional amenities:

  • Movie Night on Friday and Saturday
  • additional STEM Activities at the resort during Non-Competition times
  • the Pool and Waterslide

 

Things to do during the championship weekend

Coaches/Mentors VIP Party 

  • 6pm Friday, February 28
  • Hosted at 20Fathoms in Downtown Traverse City
    • 101 N Park St #220, Traverse City, MI 49684
  • Join other mentors and coaches while we celebrate our season's accomplishments

MakerFest 2020 

  • We are thrilled to partner with MakerFest 2020 at the Quarkmine VEX IQ Michigan Middle School State Championship.  
  • Saturday - 10am to 3pm at the resort in the Michigan Ballroom 
  • Dozens of STEAM companies and activities for kids of all ages

Quarkmine Movie Night

  • Friday and Saturday Night - join other teams and watch a fun family friendly movie!

More coming soon...

Refund Policy

There are no refunds for teams that cannot attend this event

REMINDER:

  • All team registrations MUST BE PAID within 2 weeks of your team registration date and at least 1 week prior to the event.  Failure to meet these payment policies may result in your team being moved to the wait list.
  • Volunteering at an event is a great way to engage parents - contact Philip Leete for volunteer information

If you have questions about this event, please reach out to Philip Leete.

Philip Leete - philip@quarkmine.com, 231-409-0184

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

It is unlikely we will cancel. All reasonable efforts will be made to inform teams of any cancelations due to inclement weather. Please monitor event status on Robot Events cancelations will be posted there. 

This event will be held at the Grand Traverse Resort and teams with concerns about travel should plan to arrive a day in advance.  The Grand Traverse Resort will gladly extend your stay at the same discounted VEX Robotics Discount rate.

We are transforming the Quarkmine VEX IQ Michigan Middle School State Championship into a full Get-Away weekend.  Arrive Early and Stay Late to enjoy all of the additional family friendly activities.  

Volunteer

If you are interested in learning more about VEX, help by volunteering during the event.

NOTE: Teams that provide a volunteer for the Quarkmine VEX IQ Michigan Middle School State Championship will receive a Robot Inspection FastPass

  • Philip Leete
  • Cell/Txt  (231) 409-0184
  • philip@quarkmine.com

Agenda

Agenda is Subject to Change

  • 6:30am       Doors Open - Volunteers
  • 7:00am       Doors Open - Team Check in
    • Turn in Design Notebooks at Check in
    • Inspection will also open
    • Concessions will be open throughout the resort
    • Outside food is NOT permitted in the Exhibit, Spectator or Competition spaces
  • 8:15am       Drivers’ Meeting on the Field
    • ALL TEAMS MUST BE CHECKED IN BY 8:15AM
    • TEAMS MUST PASS INSPECTION PRIOR TO PLAYING IN QUALIFYING
  • 8:30            Match schedules distributed
  • 8:40am       Opening Ceremony
  • 9:00am       Qualification Rounds Begin & Skills Fields Open
  • 12:30pm     Lunch
    • Outside food is NOT permitted in the Exhibit, Spectator or Competition spaces
    • Concessions provided by the Grand Traverse Resort will be available throughout the day as well as food at onsite restaurants and coffee shops.
  • 1:00pm       Qualification Resumes
  • 4:30pm       Qualification Complete
  • 4:45pm       Finals and Awards

Event Dates

Date: 03/01/2020

Venue/Location:

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
100 Grand Traverse Village Boulevard
Acme, Michigan 49610
United States

Grade Level: Middle School

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

STEM Research Offered: Yes

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Philip Leete
Title: Director of Education - Quarkmine
Email: philip@quarkmine.com
Phone: 231-409-0184
Event Day Phone: 231-409-0184

Secondary Contact
Carol Johnson
Title: Robotics Teacher - Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools
Email: cjohnson@gtacs.org
Phone: 231-645-3652
Event Day Phone: 231-645-3652

General Info

Congratulations to all team members and coaches upon qualifying for the 2020 Quarkmine VEX IQ Michigan Middle School State Championship! Northern Michigan is thrilled to play host to you. We take this event very seriously and make every effort to ensure all coaches, team members and supporters feel supported and valued throughout the event. This is a student led event and we take great care to make participants feel the sense sense of accomplishment that accompanies a state championship invitation.

Wondering What To Do during your visit? - Check out https://www.traversecity.com/michigan-vex-iq-state-championship/

A few notes:

  • This event will be more than 2x larger than previous years so EXPECT GREAT THINGS!!!
  • We are encouraging ALL teams to plan to arrive Friday and stay at the resort through Sunday.
    • There will be many additional activities for the family to participate in during the weekend.
  • The Grand Traverse Resort does not allow outside food to be brought into the event area.  Any outside food must be consumed in your resort hotel rooms
  • Concessions and On-Site dining is available at the Grand Traverse Resort

 

Things to do during the championship weekend

Coaches/Mentors VIP Party 

  • 6pm Friday, February 28
  • Hosted at 20Fathoms in Downtown Traverse City
    • 101 N Park St #220, Traverse City, MI 49684
  • Join other mentors and coaches while we celebrate our season's accomplishments

MakerFest 2020 

  • We are thrilled to partner with MakerFest 2020 at the Quarkmine VEX IQ Michigan Middle School State Championship.  
  • Saturday - 10am to 3pm at the resort in the Michigan Ballroom
  • Dozens of STEAM companies and activities for kids of all ages

Quarkmine Movie Night

  • Friday and Saturday Night - join other teams and watch a fun family friendly movie!

More coming soon...