McFarland VEX IQ Challenge Squared Away

01/11/2020
McFarland VEX IQ Challenge Squared Away

Event Code: RE-VIQC-19-9521

Program: VEX IQ Challenge

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 28 / Spots Open: 12

Max Registrations per Organization: 6

Price: $40.00

This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.
Awards
Award Qualifies for
Build Award (VIQC) Does not qualify for any events.
Design Award (VIQC) State/Regional Championship
CREATE U.S. Open
Excellence Award (VIQC) State/Regional Championship
CREATE U.S. Open
Teamwork Champion Award (VIQC) State/Regional Championship
CREATE U.S. Open
Teamwork 2nd Place Award (VIQC) State/Regional Championship
Robot Skills Champion Award (VIQC) CREATE U.S. Open
Judges Award (VIQC) Does not qualify for any events.
Volunteer of the Year (VIQC) Does not qualify for any events.

Match Results

Finalist Ranking

Teamwork Ranking

VEX via

Download the free "VEX via" scoring app to keep track of event results and rankings and more in real-time on your iPhone and Android phones.

Available on the App Store
Available on the Android Marketplace

Waitlist

Please login to add or remove teams from the waiting list.

Team List ( 16 Teams )

Team Team Name Organization Location
415A Tech Ninjas FIRST LUTHERAN SCHOOL Elkhorn, Wisconsin, United States
415B #VEXGirls FIRST LUTHERAN SCHOOL Elkhorn, Wisconsin, United States
415C Electric Potatoes FIRST LUTHERAN SCHOOL Elkhorn, Wisconsin, United States
703A The Golden Years OUR SAVIORS LUTHERAN SCHOOL Wausau, Wisconsin, United States
703C The Rusty Robots OUR SAVIORS LUTHERAN SCHOOL Wausau, Wisconsin, United States
1050D Z-Whoa St Mary Catholic Middle School NEENAH, Wisconsin, United States
2626P Inferno ST FRANCIS XAVIER Middle SCHOOL Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
2626R Red Hot Monkey Bots ST FRANCIS XAVIER Middle SCHOOL Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
2626T YEET ST FRANCIS XAVIER Middle SCHOOL Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
2626Y Vex Warriors ST FRANCIS XAVIER Middle SCHOOL Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
10720A Kidz Bot Kidz INDIAN MOUND MIDDLE McFarland, Wisconsin, United States
10720B Gear Walk INDIAN MOUND MIDDLE McFarland, Wisconsin, United States
10720C McFarlandC INDIAN MOUND MIDDLE McFarland, Wisconsin, United States
10720X Big M.A.C INDIAN MOUND MIDDLE McFarland, Wisconsin, United States
10720Y inprocess Indian Mound Middle School McFarland, Wisconsin, United States
86888A The A Team Adell, Wisconsin, 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

 

Map and Directions to Indian Mound Middle School

 

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:

    Alan Kinnaman <Kinnama@mcfsd.org>

  5. Teams WILL NOT be interviewed by judges at the event, unless the event qualifies teams directly to VEX Worlds. 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: 01/11/2020
McFarland IQ Challenge Next Level
6330 Exchange Street
McFarland, Wisconsin 53558
United States

Travel Info

Indian Mound Middle School is in the village of McFarland Wisconsin.

We are a few miles SE of Madison Wisconsin just off of Interstate 90. 

6330 Exchange St.

McFarland, WI 53558

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Due to fixed costs and the logistics of setting up a tournament, there are NO refunds for team fees. 
If you think you have extraordinary circumstances that warrant a refund contact the tournament manager.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In case of bad weather conditions or possible cancellations please visit the event on Robotevents.com where I will post updates about the event status as needed.

The event will only be canceled if the National Weather Services issues a winter storm warning for the area that covers the city of McFarland WI 

Update January 10th, 6 am. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Village of McFarland and sounding areas 

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING (Friday, Jan 10th) TO 6 AM

CST SUNDAY... High winds and blowing snow will make travel dangerous.

The tournament has been canceled for Saturday, January 11th.

 

Volunteer

Our event is fully volunteer-run, there are no paid staff, referees, or judges. We encourage each team to provide a volunteer; there are positions that require some online training beforehand and some that only require a few minutes of on-site training. Please direct your team's parents here and encourage them to sign up at least one volunteer.

Please email the Event Partner Alan Kinnaman to volunteer:   kinnama@mcfsd.org

Agenda

7:30 am Doors Open

8:00 am Registration Opens
8:30-9:30 Inspections

9:00 Skills field open for inspected robots only
9:30 Match List is generated. If your team is running late and is not checked-in,
        you call the Event Partner or your team will not be on the match list.
        The Match List will not be re-generated for late teams. 
9:45 Event meeting (we want this to include everyone in the venue)
10:00 Qualification matches begin
12:00 Lunch break for event volunteers and teams
12:30 Qualification matches & skills resume
1:30 Qualification matches end, skills field closes when qualification matches are done
1:45-2:15 Finals matches & awards presentations
2:30 Break-down, please help take down equipment and clean up the venue

All teams will participate in finals rounds. If there are an odd number of teams, one team will do a skills run. 

Event Metrics

 8 qualification matches (target)  

 2 minute 30-45 second cycle time (target)

Event Dates

Date: 01/11/2020

Venue/Location:

McFarland IQ Challenge Next Level
6330 Exchange Street
McFarland, Wisconsin 53558
United States

Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

STEM Research Offered: No

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Alan Kinnaman
Title: Event Manager
Email: Kinnama@mcfsd.org
Phone: 608-843-6744
Event Day Phone: 608-843-6744

Secondary Contact
Alan Kinnaman
Title: Event Manager
Email: Kinnama@mcfsd.org
Phone: 838-4500 Ext. 4881
Event Day Phone: 838-4500 Ext. 4881

General Info

Indian Mound Middle School invites you to attend our third VEX IQ tournament.

This is an official VEX IQ Squared Away qualifying event (2019-2020 season) being held on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Indian Mound Middle School, McFarland Wisconsin. The event is open to the public and free for spectators. This is a state qualifying event. Check the awards tab for a list of the awards that will be earned at the event. 

Please make sure you have a completed the online Consent form for each player and coach/mentor, or turn in a signed form during registration.

The Match Schedule will be run at 9:30 am. If your team is running late, please call Alan Kinnaman to confirm your team(s) for the tournament. After 9:30 am no changes will be made to the match schedule. Late arriving teams will not be on the match list, but may still be permitted to participate in the skills challenges.

Concessions are available.

There will be STEM judging. All STEM videos must be emailed to Alan Kinnaman (kinnama@mcfsd.org) before 5:30 pm Friday, January 3rd  to be eligible for judging.

State Qualifying Spot Assignments for Wisconsin VEX IQ Events:

Teams All VEX IQ events
<=31           6
32-39               7
 40+          8

 

If 10 or more teams are registered at each level of a Blended event (Elementary School and Middle School) the Excellence Award must be offered at each level. The total number of state qualifying spots will increase by one.  

If the STEM Research Award is not offered at the event, the total number of qualifying spots remains the same as the table above. 

State Qualifying Spots are initially assigned based on the capacity of the event. After registration closes, and before the event, spots may be adjusted to reflect the number of teams registered for the event according to the table above. Qualifying Spots are assigned by the REC Foundation. The assignments are calculated based on the number of spots available for State Championship, the number and size of qualifying events in the State, and the historical double-qualification rates for the State. Questions on State Qualifying spot assignments may be directed to your REC Foundation Regional Support Manager Bill Ryno by email at: bill_ryno@roboticseducation.org.

 

Finals matches for Wisconsin VEX IQ events:

Event Partners are encouraged to allow all teams to participate in Finals matches. However, at large events or events that are running late, the Event Partner may choose to run finals matches that do not include all teams present.