Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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STEAM Fiesta

Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Spots Open
Event Region
Texas - Region 1
Max Registrations per Organization
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Competition Preparation

This event is sure to be a fast-paced and exciting event. All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.

1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. The inspection checklist can be found here.

2. Check the official VEX forums for rule updates and changes.

3. Carefully read all of the information contained in the tournament posting on

4. Pack for the event the day before the day of departure. Here are a few items that you don't want to forget.
Goggles/Safety Glasses
Spare parts & tools
Batteries and chargers
Programming cable
Power strip
Laptop computer
Engineering notebook (if you have one, helpful for Judges, Design and 
Excellence Awards )
Banners and other decorations for your team pit
Giveaways if you have them

5. Be sure to read 101 Things You Should Know Before Your First VEX Tournament. 

6. Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament. 

7. Prep for your interviews with the judges. Check the awards tab to see what awards will be given during the tournament.

8. Remember that safety comes first, please don't bring tools that pose a safety risk to your team, or others nearby as the venue is a very tight fit. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks.

9. Understand how the game will be played. VEX participants are more than welcome to watch the referee training videos before they attend a tournament. The referee training videos can be found here.

10. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide. The guide can be found here.

Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 04/06/2017

11670 Chito Samaniego Dr
11670 Chito Samaniego Drive
El Paso, Texas 79936
United States

Contact Information

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7:00 a.m. doors open, teams check-in, pits open.
7:30-8:30 a.m. robot inspections
8:30-9:00 a.m. drivers meeting, referee meeting, judges meeting, field staff meeting.
9:00-9:15 a.m. opening ceremonies
9:30-12:00 p.m. qualifying rounds 
12:00-1:00 p.m. lunch/robot and programming skills
1:00-3:30 qualifying rounds
3:45-4:00 p.m. alliance selection
4:00-5:00 p.m. elimination rounds/finals
5:00-5:30 p.m. awards ceremony
5:30 p.m. close venue


We will be looking for volunteers, so if your interested please contact Raul Torres at  All volunteers will be fed. We will also be looking for judges

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of bad weather we will contact all teams by Friday at noon, rescheduling information will be provided

Refund Policy

Event is free thanks to WorkForce Solutions BorderPlex

Please use the Robot Inspection Checklist to pre-inspect your robot prior to the event:

Inspection Checklist


Please download our temporary license plate template if your team has yet to receive license plates:

Temporary License Plate Template


Please dowload and print a copy of the Drivers Meeting Notes:

Drivers Meeting Notes



4 teams are on the waitlist for this event.

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