Baltimore International Academy Squared Away Qualifier (ES & MS)
- Event Code
- VEX IQ Competition
- Event Type
- Spots Open
- Event Region
- Early-Bird Registration Opens
- 7-Oct-2019 07:00 EDT
- Standard Registration Opens
- 12-Oct-2019 07:00 EDT
- Registration Deadline
- 9-Nov-2019 10:59 EST
- It is past the registration deadline.
Welcome to the first Baltimore International Academy VIQC Open Tournament! This event is hosted by BIA-East in Baltimore City.
This event is open to elementary and middle schools and is a qualifier to the Maryland State VIQC Championships. The event takes place in the BIA gym. Parking is available at the BIA parking lot. Enter the building through the entrance closest to the parking lot and follow signage to the gym. Teams are advised to stay in the same floor and wing of the building for the duration of the tournament.
During the tournament, teams will have a minimum six qualification matches. Teams will also get a maximum of three opportunities each to participate in the Driving Skills and Programming Skills Challenges.
In the Pit area there will be a minimum of two practice fields. It is expected that teams practice good sportsmanship in sharing the fields and making sure scoring elements are replaced when a team finishes a practice round.
Grade Level: All
Skills Challenge Offered: Yes
Event Dates & Locations
4410 Frankford Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21206
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8:00 AM - Doors Open
8:00 - 9:00 AM - Check-In/Registration/Inspection
Note: All teams must be through inspection by 9:00AM
Teams must hand in an engineering notebook by 9:00 to be considered for Excellence or Design Awards. Only teams that hand in a completed notebook will be interviewed.
There will be no STEM Research project judging at this event.
9:00 - 9:30 AM - Opening Ceremonies and Driver Meeting
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Qualification Rounds
9:30 AM -12:30 PM - Skills field will be open. Teams will get a maximum of (3) three attempts at Driver Skills and (3) three attempts at Programming Skills.
12:30 - 1:00 PM - Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 - Final rounds and Awards
***All times subject to change***
Please contact Arif Abdul-Kareem (email@example.com) or Hsiangmei Yang (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested to volunteer. Thank you!
Emergency/Bad Weather Policy
Weather policy for this event is based on Baltimore City Schools Policy. Teams will be notified via email if the event is cancelled no later than 12 hours before the event.
Teams can request for refunds by sending an email to the primary or secondary contacts no later than November 9th, 2019.
REC Foundation Design Award RubricREC Foundation Design Award Rubric
Participant Release Form SpanishParticipant Release Form Spanish
REC Foundation Code of ConductREC 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 ProjectSTEM 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 EnglishParticipant Release Form