2018 VEX Robotics World Championship - VEX Robotics Competition Middle School Division

04/25/2018 - 04/28/2018
2018 VEX Robotics World Championship  - VEX Robotics Competition Middle School Division 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship  - VEX Robotics Competition Middle School Division

Event Code: RE-VRC-17-3803

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 36 / 180

Registration Deadline: Mon, Mar 12, 2018 11:59 PM EDT

Price: $975.00


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Waitlist

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Team List ( 36 Teams )

Team Team Name Organization Location
394A Highlands Inter Robotics Highlands Intermediate School Pearl City, Hawaii, United States
394B Highlands Inter Robotics Highlands Intermediate School Pearl City, Hawaii, United States
737Z Tesla AC Midlothian Robotics Club Midlothian, Virginia, United States
1231D Dominators Benton Middle School Manassas, Virginia, United States
1481H Excalibur Gainesville Middle School Gainesville, Virginia, United States
1532A Bemidji Middle School-A ISD#31-Bemidji Middle School Bemidji, Minnesota, United States
1737K VEXecutioners Nazarbayev Intellectual School of Physics & Mathematics Almaty, Kazakhstan
2979E DotDotBot NIST International School Bangkok, Thailand
4813A Eli Welly Taipei American School - Middle School Taipei, Taiwan
5868C Pui Ching Middle School Pui Ching Middle School Macau Macau, Macau
6024F Metal Heads Fosston High School Fosston, Minnesota, United States
6105C 6105c Brookside Middle school Sarasota, Florida, United States
6724M Chrisy Butter Chadwick International Songdo, South Korea
6751B Billy Bob's Builders Lake Ridge Middle School Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
7225C Southland Mechbots Southland Middle/High School Adams, Minnesota, United States
7638B Jiguang Junior MSch B Shanghai Jiguang Junior Middle School Shanghai, Beijing, China
7792B CD Shishi MSch B Chengdu Shishi Middle School chengdu, Sichuan, China
7792F CD Shishi MSch F Chengdu Shishi Middle School chengdu, Sichuan, China
8192A Shanghai Huangpu A黄浦 Shanghai Huangpu Teenagers S&T Activity Center Shanghai, Shanghai, China
8193A Yongchang A永昌 Shanghai Yongchang Private School Shanghai, Shanghai, China
8193D Yongchang D永昌 Shanghai Yongchang Private School Shanghai, Shanghai, China
8736A Nanxiang-A嘉定南翔A队 Shanghai Jiading District Nanxiang High School Shanghai, Shanghai, China
8825A NullPointerException ShanghaiForeignLanguageSchool Shanghai, Shanghai, China
8856C Cleora Crushers Cleora Public School Afton, Oklahoma, United States
8871C Pinned Eagles Walter Johnson Junior High School Academy of International Studies Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
8871X Lets Go Bots Today Walter Johnson Junior High School Academy of International Studies Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
8986A SH Yangbo扬波 Shanghai Yangbo Middle School Shanghai, Shanghai, China
9393A Rockway A Rockway Middle School Miami, Florida, United States
11462A Gibson's Gurus Gibson Middle School Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
15566C Fengzhuang-3嘉定丰庄 Shanghai Fengzhuang Middle school of Jiading District Shanghai, Shanghai, China
17055C 龙江路Longjiang C Chengdu Longjiang Road Primary School Chengdu, Sichuan, China
46535K Dark Knight Robotics Knudsen Robotics Kansas City, Missouri, United States
75548C Cathedral High School Cathedral High School - New Ulm Area Catholic Schools New Ulm, Minnesota, United States
81101A Solid Steel Dakota Meadows Middle School Mankato, Minnesota, United States
88825G Wingirls ShanghaiForeignLanguageSchool Shanghai, Shanghai, China
98444A Cleveland Colts Cleveland Middle School Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Global and Event Sponsors

Special thanks to our Global Sponsors Autodesk, TVA, Dell, NASA, Texas Instruments, Google, HexBug, IFI, Rack Solutions, VEX Robotics, and Robomatter.

We also would like to thank our many VEX Robotics World Championship sponsors: MathWorks, Microchip, US Army, Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky, Diversified Woodcrafts, Nissan, UPS, Nordson, Eaton Corporation, Robotmesh, and Advanced Manufactoring & Logistics. The commitment and support of these partners ensure a great experience for everyone attending VEX Worlds.

Please download and reference the 1-page VEX Robotics Competition In The Zone game description.

VRC In The Zone Game Description

 

Please download and review the official 2018 VEX Robotics Competition Qualifying Criteria document for more information regarding qualification to your state/regional championship, national championship, or the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship.

VEX Robotics Competition Qualifying Criteria

 

Participant Consent Form

 

Robot Inspection Checklist

 

Webcast

Visit RobotEvents.com/VEXtv during the event to build your own custom webcast and live results screen!


Date: 04/25/2018 - 04/28/2018
Kentucky Exposition Center
937 Phillips Ln
Louisville, Kentucky 40209
United States

Travel Info

HOTEL & TRAVEL INFORMATION

Click here for VRC teams to see the many discounted, team-friendly hotels.

Click here for VEX IQ Challenge teams to see the many discounted, team-friendly hotels.

These recommended hotels have been approved by VEX and offer the best rate guarantee and best terms and amenities to teams.

TRANSPORTATION

Click here for team airline, charter bus, or rental vehicle options and reservations to get to and from your destinations while in Louisville.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Teams are responsible for making their own arrangements for travel between the Louisville Airport (SDF) and their hotel.

Information about Louisville ground transportation services can be found on the airport's website.

SHUTTLE SCHEDULE

Check back in the weeks before the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship for detailed information about shuttles between area hotels and the Kentucky Exposition Center.

VISA AND INVITATION LETTER REQUESTS

The REC Foundation is happy to provide visa and invitation letters to teams. In order to process visa and invitation letters, please have the team's primary contact fill out this form.

Please have the following information available:

  • Team info such as number, school/organization, and contact details
  • Names, birth dates, and passport country/number for every team member (including adults traveling as mentors or chaperones)

Visa and invitation letters submitted after January 31, 2018, will be processed as soon as possible, but may take up to three weeks.

Please Note: The REC Foundation will not produce a separate letter for each team member. Instead, the foundation will produce a letter for the entire team and attach the list of team members and mentors.

LEARN MORE ABOUT LOUISVILLE

Check back soon for the link to our microsite about the host city.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS AND PARKING AT THE KENTUCKY EXPO CENTER

Click here for driving instructions to the Kentucky Expo Center. Check back soon for more information about parking at the event.

KENTUCKY DERBY MUSEUM VEX WORLDS 2018 TICKETING

The Kentucky Derby Museum is one of the premiere attractions in the Louisville region, celebrating the tradition, history, hospitality and pride of the world-renown event that is the Kentucky Derby. Check out the special reduced rates for advanced purchase offered exclusively for VEX Robotics: April 23–May 1, 2018. With multiple tour options available, there's sure to be something to fit your interests.

LOUISVILLE BATS

PLAY BALL! If you’re searching for a safe and enjoyable place to entertain your students while in Louisville, look no further than a Louisville Bats baseball game. With a ballpark honored by national publications as one of the nation’s best, the setting is perfect for hosting student groups and it’s located less than a mile from most downtown hotels.

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Refund Policy

VEX Robotics World Championship registration cancellations must be received by March 2, 2018, in order to receive a full refund. All cancellations must be emailed to support@robotevents.com with the team number and the contact information for the team. Teams that cancel on March 3, 2018, or after will not receive a refund for their registration fee.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Teams will be notified, via email, if any event occurs that would jeopardize the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship.

Volunteer

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WE NEED VOLUNTEERS OF ALL SKILL LEVELS - Volunteer at the VEX Robotics World Championship and help make this event the best experience ever for our participating students! Many volunteer roles do not require previous experience, and we provide online training resources to prepare you for any position. Join our volunteer team, get inspired, and have fun!

An average shift is 6-8 hours, and you can sign up for one shift, multiple shifts, and even multiple days if it suits your schedule. Volunteers who can commit to an entire day or more will get a free t-shirt, meals and snacks, swag bag, and free parking. This year we are again offering self-scheduling online, making it easy for you to select and view your shifts from any computer or mobile device.

Make volunteering a family affair! Younger kids who can pay attention to directions make great Field Resetters, and we can pair you up in the same area to volunteer together in most cases. Visit our VEX Worlds Volunteers page to learn about available volunteer positions and to sign up. We look forward to seeing you in Louisville!

Please email volunteer@roboticseducation.org with any questions.

Agenda

Please click here for the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship Agenda. Please note that since this agenda is tentative, times may vary from 15-30 minutes.

Event Dates

Date: 04/25/2018 - 04/28/2018

Venue/Location:

Kentucky Exposition Center
937 Phillips Ln
Louisville, Kentucky 40209
United States

Grade Level: Middle School

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

TSA Event: No

Contact Information

Primary Contact
REC Foundation
Email: support@robotevents.com
Phone: (903) 401-8088
Event Day Phone: (903) 401-8088

Secondary Contact
REC Foundation
Email: support@robotevents.com
Phone: (903) 401-8088
Event Day Phone: (903) 401-8088

Additional Contact Information:

General Inquires

For general information and inquiries, please contact our support staff via email.

Financial Inquiries

For information regarding payment for 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship, please contact our accounting department.

Robotics Education & Competition Foundation Accounting
P.O. Box 8276
Greenville, TX 75404
Phone Number: (214) 771-0975
Fax Number: (214) 481-6335

Email: accounting@roboticseducation.org

General Info

EVENT DESCRIPTION

The 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship, presented by the Northrop Grumman Foundation, brings together top robotics teams in the VEX IQ Challenge, VEX Robotics Competition, and VEX U under one roof to celebrate their accomplishments and participate with the best teams from around the world. The event includes top teams from events happening in cities around the world from June 2017 to March 2018. Teams will play the current VEX Robotics Competition game, In the Zone. For information about the game, click here.

A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS AND SPONSORS

Special thanks to our Global Sponsors Autodesk, TVA, Dell, NASA, Texas Instruments, Google, HexBug, IFI, Rack Solutions, VEX Robotics, and Robomatter.

We also would like to thank our many VEX Robotics World Championship sponsors: MathWorks, Microchip, US Army, Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky, Diversified Woodcrafts, Nissan, UPS, Nordson, Eaton Corporation, Robotmesh, and Advanced Manufactoring & Logistics. The commitment and support of these partners ensure a great experience for everyone attending VEX Worlds.

WAIT LIST

A wait list has been created for teams that have not qualified at an event or teams that have qualified and did not register on time. If spots open up, teams on the wait list will be notified and instructed to register. Space at World Championship will be in high demand and we don't anticipate many (if any) spots opening up for teams on the wait list. Click the "Wait List" tab to place your team on the wait list.

TEAM FAQ

Check back in the weeks before the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship for the Team FAQ.

TEAM PARTY

The VEX Robotics World Championship will once again conclude with a Team Party at Kentucky Kingdom amusement park. Tickets purchased before midnight (CST) on March 23, 2018, will cost $30. Tickets purchased after midnight (CST) on March 23, will cost $45. Check back soon for additional details.

PROGRAM BOOK

Check back in the weeks before the event for the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship Program Book.

ROBOT SHIPPING OPTION

Check back soon for robot shipping information.

THE REC FOUNDATION STORE

Check back soon for information about the REC Foundation store.

APPAREL

Online apparel from Fine Designs for the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship is now available!

CONCESSIONS

Check back soon for information about concessions and pre-order lunches.

VENUE MAP

Check back in the weeks before the event for the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship Site Map.

AWARDS INFORMATION

Teams registered for VEX Worlds may upload pre-submitted awards by clicking here. This year’s pre-submitted awards are for the Teacher of the Year Award, and Mentor of the Year Award. The deadline to register is 11:59 pm CST on March 20, 2018.

TEAM EMAIL BLAST ARCHIVE

Please follow this link that will direct you to the team email blast archive on VEXForum.com.

SPECTATOR INFORMATION

The VEX Robotics World Championship is free and open to the public. This lively and engaging event is suitable for the entire family. Spectators are welcome to attend the ceremonies, watch matches, and visit with teams in the pit area. Click here for parking information.

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