Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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First Annual Florida International University Robotics Open

18-Nov-2018 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Spots Open
Event Region
Florida - South
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
6-Sep-2018 22:31 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
7-Oct-2018 22:31 EDT
Registration Deadline
3-Nov-2018 22:31 EDT
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

This is a State Qualifying Tournament. It will be held at Florida International University Spectators are welcome (no fee).

This will be a VEX IQ Next Level event.  We will have a Teamwork tournament, Programming & Skills challenges, and STEM Research Project (video) judging.

STEM Videos must be submitted  2 weeks prior to the event. contact this EP for details for this event.

Teams that qualify for a Florida State Championship Event in Florida will be responsible for "properly selecting" either the Sourh Florida or the Central/North Florida State Championship.

We now have two  Florida State championships--where do we go?

When you win a state championship spot from a qualifying competition, you will have two weeks to register and pay for ONE of these (Yes--you only can play in one state championship)  -- your selection is FINAL, you cannot change later under "any" circumstance for "any" reason.  Each event qualifies for BOTH state championships and you will rcieve a notification for each (unless when we have different state championship dates-qualiification events between the two dates will only qualify for the latter state championship).Failure to not register and pay within two weeks of the competition date where the state championship spot was earned forfeits your teams state spot--so be sure and plan ahead to register and pay on time and determine in advance the appropriate state championship you plan to attend.  

Teams are responsible to have teams registrated and fees paid two weeks following earning the state championship spot, unless of course your event you win a state spot is the the final two weeks before states, in which you must be prepared to pay immediately following that event.  Plan with your teams from the beginning of the season on which state championship you plan to register for and compete at--NO CHANGES AFTER THE TEAM IS REGISTERED.

**The State qualifying Skills score cut off will be two weeks prior to the state championship.  The number of teams coming qualifying from the skills list is based on open spots after all events have completed two weeks prior to the state championship.  While teams at events now fill double qualified spots from skills at the event, there will still be teams winning spots from multiple competitions, these additional spots come from the top combined skills scores to teams who have not yet won a spot for a state championship as in previous years.  Teams that qualify from the states skills list will have a short time to registered and pay for the state championship, please plan accordingly and be prepared for a potential inviatiaton two weeks prior to the state championship (either one).

Teams that move on to the World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky will be responsible for registering for the World Championship event promptly as they will only have ONE week to register AND pay before their invitation to Worlds is lost!  Hint--Plan to win--plan for success--Plan accordingly with your teams from day one to win state spots, win a spot at states and play in worlds!!  Plan to win both in spirit and financial planning!!  Understand the awards and all rules.  Contact Matt Conroy if you need any assistance on understanding awards or qualifying for states or the worlds championships.  [email protected]

The teams coach who is officially listed in robotevents as the primary contact receives all team emails, so read the email titles and content carefully.  

All attendees are expected to abide by the code of conduct  .

All participants are expected to complete the participant release form . (also available in Spanish)  Once per season covers all events

Note: Ensure your IT does not block emails from and   


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 18-Nov-2018

Florida International University Ball Room
11200 Southwest 8th Street
Miami, Florida 33199
United States

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12:00 - 12:30PM LUNCH BREAK




Get Inspired and Have Fun! Be a part of the excitement by joining a team of volunteers who help in a variety of ways to make this event a success for the students involved.

Volunteer Coordinator contact: Vanessa Socarras   [email protected]

Experience level: No previous experience is needed for most volunteer positions, and you can even bring your kids for a family activity (for example, Field Resetter is an ideal position for young children). 

Time Commitment: You can register for an entire day, or just a portion of the day as your schedule permits for most positions.

Meals: Lunch is included for volunteers.

Want to find out more about volunteer roles and expectations? Visit the REC Foundation website at to check out position descriptions and find volunteer training materials. 

Once you have an assigned volunteer role, please carefully review all guides and training materials posted on the Volunteer Resources page before the event at

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator to register for this event today!

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

This is an indoor event and will only be cancelled according to FIU Emergency weather Policy

Refund and Payment Policies

No Refunds