Maryland State Championship - VEX IQ Middle School - Squared Away
- Event Code
- VEX IQ Competition
- Event Type
- Spots Open
- Event Region
- This event currently has no spaces available.
- It is past the registration deadline.
February 29, 2020
New Town High School
4931 New Town Blvd, Owings Mills, MD 21117
The VEX IQ Maryland State Championship is a one day event. Teams must qualify for the tournament by participating in a regional event by February 15th, 2020. Teams qualify by winning awards at a local tournament or by invitation based on the highest skills scores posted in Maryland during the season.
STEM project video
The STEM project video is an optional team activity at State Championship events. Teams wishing to submit a team STEM research project video must submit the URL for their video to the event partner before 5:00pm Monday, February 17, 2020. See the STEM Resarch tab for more information.
Grade Level: Middle School
Skills Challenge Offered: Yes
Event Dates & Locations
4931 New Town Boulevard
Owings Mills, Maryland 21117
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Saturday February 29th, 2020
8:00 AM - Doors Open, check-in and inspection open
8:30 check-in inspection and skills fields open
9:45 – 10:45 AM STEM judging teams will be scheduled beforehand
8:30 -2pm Skills
10:00 am ALL teams must be checked in and inspected by this time.
10:45 - opening ceremony and driver meeting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Qualification Matches
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch break
1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Qualification Matches
3:00 PM 4:00 PM Final Matches & Awards
Thank you for your interest in volunteering and/or helping us recruit volunteers. Please contact both Chris Putnam and Eric Davis at
email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer or can assist us with recruiting volunteers.
We are currenly seeking the following key positions for experienced volunteers who have filled one of these roles at a local tournament:
- Division Manager
- Head Referee
- Head Judge
We will be in need of many Judges, Computer Operators and General Assistants. We will have training available on-site for these positions. All volunteers will receive meals, snacks and a free shirt.
Emergency/Bad Weather Policy
In the event of bad weather we will attempt to modify the event to fit within this weekend.
In the event of a complete cancellation details will be emailed to teams on how to proceed.
There is a scheduled weather date, March 14th, at New Town High School.
Information will be sent out if this is a possibility.
If the event is cancelled due to weather, we will attempt to make a partial refund to teams minus the amount already paid out to hold the event.
Refunds will be issued up to February 15, 2019. Any teams cancelling beyond this date or not showing for the event will not receive a refund. If the event is cancelled we will issue refunds to teams who cannot attend the alternate date.
If the event is cancelled due to weather, we will refund teams minus the $5 fee that RECF charges us.
If a team cancels at least 24 hours before the event, we will refund the team minus the $5 fee that RECF charges us
Date: 29-Feb-2020New Town High School
4931 New Town Boulevard
Owings Mills, Maryland 21117
Oxon Hill High School
6701 Leyte Drive
Oxon Hill, Maryland 20745
Stay tuned - this will be updated with the links as we get nearer to the event.
Check out the live-streams at
HZR youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/929HZR
Robotics Maryland https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGM_KQo5R_bV1ejAD4Lb7Gg
Please check back for the latest updated links.
The RECF requires State and Regional Championships to offer the STEM Research project award. Teams must submit projects via video.
The STEM Research Project Award will be given out at the Maryland VEX IQ State Championship.
Any team may submit a STEM Research Project video. Only submissions from teams that qualify for the Maryland VEX IQ State Championship - Middle School division are eligible to win the STEM Research Project award.
• To be eligible for the STEM Research Project award at the state championship, teams will submit an online video by fiilling out the google form at http://5lx.us/Middle before 5:00 pm Monday, February 17, 2020. Submissions will include your team number and the URL to your video. Submissions received after 5:00pm on Monday February 17, 2020 will not be considered for the STEM Research Award.
• Only one entry is allowed per team. However, each team in a multi-team school or club program may submit a separate entry. For example, both teams 123A and 123B may submit separate videos, but team 123A may not submit two videos.
The STEM Research Project Award is mandatory at events that qualify teams directly to VEX Worlds. At each event that qualifies teams directly to VEX Worlds, 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 event. Additionally, judges will have up to 4 minutes for questions and answers. The winning team will be selected from the in-person presentations as judged using the STEM Research Project rubric.
Students produce the video, edit the video, add subtitles or other effects, make the editing decisions, and produce the final video. Adults may help with software or camera operation, but only enough to empower the students to do the work themselves. • Post or upload the video to YouTube, SchoolTube, Youku, or an equivalent free video posting service. Please refer to video posting instructions available directly from the service your team chooses. Whatever service is used, the link provided to the Event Partner must open right to the video and not require a password, login or present any other impediment. Save the link to the posted or uploaded video as you will need this for the submission according to the instructions on the event web site provided by the Event Partner. • Links to Google Drive or Dropbox or any other “cloud drive” are not permitted and do not meet the requirements.
This link provides instructions on how to upload videos to YouTube.
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/57407 (copy/paste the link into a browser)
You may access the full instructions in the STEM project presentation link on the Roboticseducation.org web site located at:
There is ample parking at the front of the school.
Maryland VEX IQ – RECF announced the number of spots allotted to Maryland for Middle School qualifications for the World Championship.
Excellence, 2 Teamwork, Design, 2 finalist Teamwork, Robot Skills, STEM award champion
World Championship qualifying awards and invitations are issued to teams whether or not the teams have expressed an intention to attend the event. Unaccepted World Championship invitations are not offered or transferred to other teams.If a team double-qualifies for a World Championship spot, the state’s next highest ranking team from the World Skills Standings up to and including the State Championship receives the invitation. World Championship invitations from the World Skills Standings are issued by email after the results of the State Championship have been posted at robotevents.com, and will not be announced at the State Championship.
REC Foundation Design Award RubricREC Foundation Design Award Rubric
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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
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A description of this year's STEM Research Project Rubric.STEM Research Project Topic Rubric (2019-2020)
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