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2015 VEX IQ Challenge World Championship Elementary School Division Presented by The Northrop Grumman Foundation

04/15/2015 - 04/18/2015
2015 VEX IQ Challenge World Championship Elementary School Division Presented by The Northrop Grumman Foundation

Event Code: RE-VIQC-15-1985

Program: VEX IQ Challenge

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 100 / Spots Open: 11

Event Region: Kentucky

Price: $850.00

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

Date: 04/15/2015 - 04/18/2015

Venue/Location:

Kentucky Exposition Center
Louisville, Kentucky 40209
United States


Grade Level: Elementary

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Contact Information

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General Info

World Championship Information

Volunteer Information

For information on volunteering at the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship, please click here.

Awards Information

You can see the awards for the VEX IQ Robotics World Championship Elementary School Division by clicking on the "Awards" tab above. Teams registered for the World Championship may upload pre-submitted awards by clicking here. This year's pre-submitted awards are for the STEM Research Project, Teacher of the Year Award, and Mentor of the Year Award. The deadline to register is 11:59 pm CST on March 20, 2015.

Robot Shipping Option

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

Spectator Information

The 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship 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.

Team FAQ

Please download and review the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship Team FAQ document for commonly asked questions and more information.

Team Email Blast Archive

Please follow this link that will direct you to the team email blast archive on VEXForum.com. Here you will find all of the 2015 VEX World's team email blasts.

VEX Worlds Program

The 2015 VEX Worlds Program is available here.

Agenda

Click this link to see the combined 2015 VEX World Championship agenda.


Date: 04/15/2015 - 04/18/2015
Kentucky Exposition Center
Louisville, Kentucky 40209
United States

Travel Info

The 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship housing site is now available, with discounts at 36 hotels in Louisville. This is a great opportunity to get a head start on your competition planning. Please follow this link to reserve your room(s) at the VEX Championship rate.

We are also excited to announce that there will be a dedicated and free shuttle bus loop to and from the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship and many of the discounted hotels during all four days of the event. Stay tuned for more details regarding the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship!

Airport Transfer Service
The REC Foundation has negotiated special rates for Airport Transportation Services between the Louisville Airport (SDF) and official 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship hotels. The dedicated Airport Transportation page will allow attendees to book roundtrip airport transfer transportation for the following discounted rates:

Airport/Downtown area hotels for $21 per person.
Airport/East End area hotels for $31 per person.

Additionally, larger group discounts are available:

• Groups of 15 and more may reserve a private bus for $260 each way.
• Larger groups may reserve a 55-seat passenger bus for $550 each way.

All tickets must be purchased in advance and the airport shuttles will only operate between the Louisville airport and the World Championship hotels.

Please visit the official World Championship Airport Transportation website to book your airport transfer.

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, teams must complete two simple steps. First, the team should register and pay for the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship. Next, the team's primary contact should email the following information to support@robotevents.com:

• Team name and number
• Names, birth dates, employers (or "student"), and passport country and number for every team member and adults traveling as chaperones
• 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, 2015, 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.

Team Party Back for 2015

Attention teams! The REC Foundation is pleased to announce that there will be an official team party to conclude the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship to be held on Saturday, April 18 at the Kentucky Kingdom amusement park. Please note that only Kentucky Kingdom will be open during the team party. The attached Hurricane Bay water park will not be open during the 2015 World Championship party. Check back for more details as the event approaches, including purchasing tickets and transportation updates.

Rental Car Discounts Available

The REC Foundation has partnered with Enterprise, Avis, and Budget to provide rental cars at a discounted rate for the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship.

Enterprise Rental Discounts
If you wish to take advantage of the Enterprise discount, please go directly to the Enterprise World Championship Website and use CD# "58B3001" to reserve your vehicle.

Avis Rental Discounts
If you wish to take advantage of the Avis discount, please go directly to the Avis World Championship Website and use Avis Worldwide Discount number "D019176." Attendees can also call Avis at 1-800-331-1600 to book.

Budget Rental Discounts
If you wish to take advantage of the Budget discount, please go directly to the Budget World Championship Website and use Budget Customer Discount number "U011133." Attendees can also call Budget at 1-800-842-5628 to book.

Airline Discounts Available

The REC Foundation has partnered with Delta Airlines and United Airlines to provide discounted air travel to the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship.
For Delta Airlines discount information, please click here.
For United Airlines discount information, please click here.

Learn More About Louisville!

To learn more about our exciting host city, please visit our Louisville World Championship website.

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Documents

Click here to read the document, "Things I Wish I Had Known Before Attending the World Championship."

Event Map

The official VEX Worlds Site Map is now available... Check it out!

Shuttle Route Schedule

A complimentary shuttle service between the Kentucky Exposition Center and many area hotels will be available April 15-18. Click here to view the schedule.

Shipping

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

Printing, Packaging and Shipping while in Louisville

Need to print brochures or make copies after you arrive in Louisville? The UPS Store located in the Galt House Hotel can help you with your printing needs. Click here to see a list of prices for the most common services offered by the UPS Store. Please feel free to contact them at (502) 583-3784 about other services.

Participation and Consent Form

A completed form for all participants must be submitted at check-in on Thursday of the event. Team leaders will need to collect the completed forms for all team members attending the World Championship. Turn them in to the Pit Administration Registration window when checking in. Click here to download the VEX Robotics and REC Foundation Consent & Waiver Form.

World Championship FAQ

The Robotics Education & Competition Foundation has collected the most commonly asked questions about World Championship. Please download and review the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship Team FAQ document for commonly asked questions and more information.

Sample Concessions Menu for the Kentucky Exposition Center

Please click here for a sample concessions menu for the Kentucky Exposition Center. Please note that not all concessions will be open during all hours of the event and prices may change. These sample menus are intended to assist team leaders and participants plan meals during the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship.

World Championship Apparel

Order World Championship apparel now by clicking here.

Pre-Order Lunches Now Available

The REC Foundation is pleased to provide the option for teams to pre-order their meals during the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship. Avoid waiting in line and arrange payment for your meals ahead of time for your convenience! Please click here to download the 2015 Pre-Order Lunch Form.

Waitlist

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

Click here for a complete list of all 2015 VEX Worlds Award winners.

Hall of Fame Inductees
AwardRecipient
Partner of the YearUnited States Army
STEM HERODr. Anita Borg
STEM HERODr. Winfried Wilcke
VEX IQ Challenge Mentor of the YearKaren Cinnamon
VEX IQ Challenge Teacher of the YearAnna Medina
VEX IQ Challenge Volunteer of the YearAaron Barker
VRC Mentor of the YearJames Pearman
VRC Teacher of the YearKristi Matlack
VRC Volunteer of the YearJay Winters
VEX IQ Challenge Elementary School
AwardTeam #Team NameAffiliationLocation
Excellence Award15BCrescent Crazy StackersCrescent Elementary SchoolAnaheim, California, U.S.
Teamwork Champion 10656Hongkou NO.4 PS AShanghai Hongkou NO.4 Central PS Shanghai, China
Teamwork Champion15ACrescent Crazy StackersCrescent Elementary School Anaheim, California, U.S.
Teamwork Finalist10586ANanning Xiutian Primary SchoolXiutian PS Team 1Nanning, China
Teamwork Finalist10512ANaning Jinhua Primary SchoolJinhua PS ANanning, Nil, China
Design Award 241E Eagle Teks Mililani Mauka Elementary School Mililani, HI, U.S.
STEM Research Project Award 963B House of Cards McLean Robotics Institute McLean, VA, U.S.
Sportsmanship Award 6210H Eagles Robottics 5 Heritage Christian School Indianapolis, IN, U.S.
Amaze Award 36155Triangle Robotics Triangle Elementary SchoolTriangle, VA, U.S.
Build Award4422A Navigator-Robotics-ElemIsland Pacific AcademyKapolei, HI, U.S.
Create Award10154AFlare 2 VexFlare 2 VexSachse, TX, U.S.
Energy Award1140ZDiscobots Canada Brampton Robotics Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Judges Award 59 H.S. Robotics H.S. Robotics Kapolei, HI, U.S.
Think Award 10118A Zeptronics The Polish Mission / Language School Orchard Lake, MI, U.S.
VEX IQ Skills Challenge Winners
AwardTeam #Team NameAffiliationLocation
Programming Skills Champion - Elementary15ACrescent Crazy StackersCrescent Elementary SchoolCalifornia, United States
Programming Skills Finalists - Elementary2014 Master Builders Sandpiper Elementary SchoolCalifornia, United States
Programming Skills 3rd Place - Elementary1840F Silicon Saints St. Simon Parish SchoolCalifornia, United States
Robot Skills Champion - Elementary10586A xiutian PS team 1 nanning xiutian Primary schoolChina
Robot Skills Finalist - Elementary15A Crescent Crazy Stackers Crescent Elementary SchoolCalifornia, United States
Robot Skills 3rd Place - Elementary4422A Navigator Robotics-Elem Island Pacific AcademyHawaii, United States
Programming Skills Champion - Middle School10790 ROBOTC BOCA SECONDARY SCH QINGDAO ROBOTC BOCA CENTERChina
Programming Skills Finalists - Middle School2552 E-Bots PiThons E-BotsOntario, Canada
Programming Skills 3rd Place - Middle School10382A RobotC Hong Kong Robotic ServicesHong Kong
Robot Skills Champion - Middle School10520A Hongkou TAC A Shanghai Hongkou District Teenagers A.C.China
Robot Skills Finalist - Middle School4442A Navigator Robotics Island Pacific AcademyHawaii, United States
Robot Skills 3rd Place - Middle School10595 xinhua JHS A Shanghai Xinhua Private Junior High SchoolChina
Online Challenge Award Winners
AwardTeam#Team NameAffiliationLocation
EMC Robotics Team Website Challenge254AThe Cheesy PoofsBellarmine College PrepCalifornia, United States
FUTURE Foundation Robot Design Challenge341Iron Eagles Annapolis Area Christian SchoolMaryland, United States
REC Foundation STEM Educational Video Challenge4184GShort Circut Mountain Crest High SchoolUtah, United States
VEX IQ Challenge Promote Award7222Z VexpertsNolan Middle SchoolFlorida, United States
VEX Robotics Engineering CAD Challenge5606A SKARO FAHS Feilding High SchoolNew Zealand
VEX Robotics Game Design Animation Challenge917AQuantum Alpha QUANTUM ROBOTICSWashington, United States
VRC Promote Award1119 Sweetch Centro Escolar YaocalliFederal District, Mexico