Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
Inspiring students, one robot at a time.

2022 Southern California VEX IQ Elementary School State Championship - SOUTH LOS ANGELES

Date
6-Mar-2022
Event Code
RE-VIQC-21-7059
Program
VEX IQ Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Capacity
32
Spots Open
0
Event Region
California - South
Price
$250.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Congratulations on earning a spot at one of three 2022 Southern California VEX IQ Elementary School State Championships.

***You may register at any site that has space available for the state championship event you qualified for - please read the entire event posting before registering.***

Choose wisely if this is the event you are selecting. Once you register you will NOT be able to move to a different city. You will NOT be refunded your fee and teams will be moved to the wait list if they have not completed the payment by February 28, 2020.  It is your responsibility to make sure that the payments have been processed in time.  We will use the visible record of payment on robotevents.com to make the determination. 

This event will be held in the in the Multipurpose Room (MPR) at August Hawkins High School. Parking is available in the parking structure on Hoover St with basketball courts on the roof. The entrance is at 58th Pl. A campus map is available at https://www.hawkinshs.org/apps/pages/campusmaps.

We plan to have three Teamwork competition fields, two Robot Skills competition fields, and six practice fields.

Teams that set up their own fields in the courtyard outside will need to keep someone at their pit table who can contact them on request and ensure that they do not miss any matches or interviews.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Customizable championship T-shirts will be available for purchase.


Grade Level: Elementary

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 6-Mar-2022

Venue/Location:
Augustus Hawkins High School
825 West 60th Street
Los Angeles, California 90044
United States

Contact Information

You must login to contact this Event Partner

Agenda

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Tentative Schedule of Event. Times will depend on the number of participating teams.

8:00 AM Volunteer Check In
8:30 AM Team Check in, Pit set up, robot inspection begins. 
9:30 AM ALL TEAMS PARTICIPATING IN THE EVENT NEED TO BE CHECKED IN OR WILL BE DROPPED FROM THE MATCH SCHEDULE. 
9:45 AM Event/Driver Meeting, Pits CLOSED
10:00 AM Opening Ceremony, Pits CLOSED
10:15 AM Matches and Judging begin
12:00 PM Lunch break
1:00 PM Matches and Judging continue
2:40 PM Matches end
3:00 PM Finals Matches and Awards
3:45 PM Event closes, Clean up begins

Volunteer

Volunteers are welcome and appreciated. 

For information about Remote Judging during the two weeks before the event, see the Remote Judging tab. For more information and to sign up as a Remote Judge, please see:
https://tinyurl.com/22-Judges

Full-day volunteers check in at 8:00 AM and finish by 3:45 PM. For those who are willing and available to volunteer in person, many roles are available:

Technical Positions Non-Technical Positions 
Robot Inspectors Team Check In
Emcee Volunteer Check In
Scorekeeper Referees Team Queuing
Skills Field Referees Field Reset
Tournament Manager Operators  Practice Field Official
Judges Clean up and load out

A volunteer T-shirt, snacks, and lunch are provided for full-day volunteers. Half-day volunteer roles are also available.

For more information and to sign up as an in-person volunteer, please see:
https://tinyurl.com/22-Volunteers

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the case of bad weather conditions or possible cancellations, please visit the event on Robotevents.com where updates about the event status will be posted as needed. Event Partners will also make every effort to reach teams directly in case of an emergency. Make sure your team contact information is up to date in your robotevents.com account, as this is the information that will be used to contact your team. Teams should make sure their contact information in Robotevents.com includes both school and non-school phone numbers.

Refund Policy

Choose wisely if this is the event you are selecting. Once you register you will NOT be able to move to a different city. You will NOT be refunded your fee and teams will be moved to the wait list if they have not completed the payment by February 28, 2022.  It is your responsibility to make sure that the payments have been processed in time.  We will use the visible record of payment on robotevents.com to make the determination.

Webcast

This event will be live streamed. The link will be posted here and sent to registered teams via email.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JiDoJzMv6k

Judging Format

Remote Judging:  The Team Interviews will be conducted remotely, and Engineering Notebooks will be submitted to judges electronically. Interviews and Notebook submission deadlines will be scheduled ahead of the event date. Additional details were posted on the Remote Judging tab and sent to registered teams via email on February 11, 2022.

Remote Judging

Remote Judging:  The Team Interviews will be conducted remotely, and Engineering Notebooks will be submitted to judges electronically. Interviews and Notebook submission deadlines will be scheduled ahead of the event date. Additional details were posted here and sent to registered teams via email on February 11, 2022.

To participate in Remote Judging, each team needs to submit a Remote Judging Sign-Up Form by the Due Date. This form includes contact information, a link to a Team Photo (preferably with all adult and student team members and the team’s robot with the license plate visible), a link to the Digital Engineering Notebook, and Remote Judging Interview Schedule Preferences. Additional information regarding each of these entries is on the form and below.

Link to Sign-Up Form:   https://tinyurl.com/22-RJ-SLA-ES    or
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScIXJxuMK8YijmCwad9LToax3gdtr8rgMNtz_eNOZJI1TPkgw/viewform

Sign-Up Form Due Date: Friday, February 18, 2022, or Registration Date, whichever is later

Interview Dates:

  • Thursday, February 24, 2022
  • Monday, February 28, 2022
  • Tuesday, March 1, 2022
  • Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Interview Times: 4:00-7:00 PM Pacific

 

Important Notes

  • Teams must submit a Sign-Up Form by the Sign-Up Form Due Date to be scheduled for a Remote Judging Interview.
  • Teams must submit a link for Team Photo by the Sign-Up Form Due Date.
  • Teams must submit a Link for Digital Engineering Notebook by the Sign-Up Form Due Date to qualify for the Excellence, Design, and Innovate Awards. Teams that created hardcopy notebooks can scan them in and submit them as a PDF or as a Photo Gallery.
  • All team participants (students and one adult) must complete the online Participant Release Form. You should have already done this for your qualifying events. Any team member who does not have a Participant Release Form on file will not be allowed to participate in a Remote Judging Interview. If the adult team member does not have a Participant Release Form on file, the team will not be allowed to participate in a Remote Judging Interview.
  • To check the online Release Forms for your team:
    • Login to www.RobotEvents.com
    • Click on My Account
    • Find your team under Registered Teams
    • Click on Consent Forms on the right side
  • Link for Participant Release Form:
    https://www.roboticseducation.org/documents/2018/03/participant-release-form.pdf/
  • Teams can state their schedule preferences for Remote Judging interviews in 1-hour blocks.
  • Link to 2022 LA Remote Judging Schedule of assigned interviews:
    https://tinyurl.com/22-RJ-Sched               or
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iwtGdwkEp_LA_ob9-POYHu8ZUJTfYxRTsM9vDljYDrY/edit?usp=sharing
  • Remote Judging Interviews will be conducted using Zoom Breakout Rooms.
  • Team members will not be allowed to Chat or Share Screens during interviews.
  • Interviews will be limited to 10 minutes.
  • All interviews will follow the same script (see below).

 

Join Zoom Meeting for Remote Judging Interview:

https://tinyurl.com/22-RJ-Zoom               or
https://zoom.us/j/94260101547?pwd=eUp2WE9BRnJLb2dqWFdycmc3Y0hEQT09

Meeting ID: 942 6010 1547
Passcode: VEXIQ22

One tap mobile:
+16699006833,,94260101547#,,,,*4841378# US (San Jose)

Teams are requested to log into the Zoom meeting at least five minutes before their scheduled interview time so that we can verify that all team members have Participant Release Forms on file before your interview starts. For best results, each student team member and the adult team member should use separate computers (with camera and microphone), tablets, or smartphones so that they do not need to wear masks. If the adult team member is sharing a screen with students, the adult should be behind the students during the interview.

Judges are requested to log into the Zoom meeting 30 minutes before their first session for orientation and 10 minutes before each subsequent session. One or two interviews will be scheduled the first hour, and up to three interviews will be schedule each subsequent hour. Each interview is limited to 10 minutes and will use a standard script of questions shared with teams.

Please Rename your screen name as indicated below before joining the meeting to help the meeting manager recognize you. The meeting manager can also change your screen name for you.

  • Adult team members: Please use your Team Number followed by your first and last name as your screen name.
  • Student team members: Please use your Team Number followed by your first name and last initial as your screen name.
  • If multiple team members are sharing a screen, please include as many team member names as you can fit in the screen name, starting with the adult team member.
  • Judges: Please use “Judge” followed by your first and last name as your screen name.

 

Zoom meeting steps for Remote Judging Interview.

  • When you join the meeting, you will start in the Waiting Room.
  • The Event Partner (EP) will admit judges into the main meeting room for orientation and discussion.
  • At least five minutes before the first scheduled interview start time, the EP will invite the judges to move to the appropriate breakout rooms, where the interviews will be held.
  • Approximately five minutes before the scheduled interview start time, the EP will admit the adult team member into the main meeting room first, followed by the student team members.
  • The EP can adjust screen names for team members in the main meeting room.
  • After all team members are verified, the EP will invite the adult team member to move to the appropriate Breakout Room for the Remote Judging Interview, followed by the student team members.
  • Each team member needs to click on Join Breakout Room.
  • In the Breakout Room, the team members will meet two or three judges.
  • Before the interview starts, the judges will ask the adult team member and student team members some housekeeping questions: all expected team members present with microphones and video enabled, team number, adult name, no recordings permitted.
  • The Remote Judging Interview consists of seven questions with a 10-minute time limit.
  • The adult team member must be present but silent for the entire interview.
  • The EP may also be present but silent.
  • After the interview, the student team members will be asked to leave the Zoom meeting by clicking Leave Room and selecting Leave Meeting. The adult team member will leave last.

 

Remote Judging Interview Questions:

  1. Tell us some of the things your team is proud about this season, some of the things your team has accomplished.
  2. Tell us about the most creative design solution on your robot.
  3. Tell us how your team developed your robot design.
  4. Tell us how your team developed your game play and skills strategies.
  5. Tell us about your programming or autonomous code and how you are using sensors.
  6. Tell us how your team monitored its progress and managed tasks and resources.
  7. Is there anything else you would like to share with us regarding your team, the engineering design process, or your game strategy?

 

Documents to help your team prepare for Remote Judging

Engineering Notebook and Team Interview Rubrics:
https://tinyurl.com/22-Rubrics   or
https://www.roboticseducation.org/documents/2020/06/engineering-notebook-and-team-interview-rubric.pdf/

Judge Guide:
https://tinyurl.com/22-JGuide    or
https://www.roboticseducation.org/documents/2019/08/judge-guide.pdf/

 

Volunteer to be a Remote Judge

Coaches and mentors are invited to volunteer as Remote Judges for State Championships that their teams are not attending. Volunteer Information and the Sign-Up Form for Remote Judges are here:

Link to Remote Judging Volunteer Information and Sign-Up Form:
https://tinyurl.com/22-Judges      or
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd2FvgSZslI311DeLEKqMi4_a411NB2VXk83NpEA0Ce07qp1Q/viewform

Thank you for all that you do for students.

LeRoy Nelson, EP for Remote Judging