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2017 VEX Worlds - VEX Robotics Competition Middle School Division

04/19/2017 - 04/22/2017
2017 VEX Worlds - VEX Robotics Competition Middle School Division 2017 VEX Worlds - VEX Robotics Competition Middle School Division

Event Code: RE-VRC-17-4885

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 164 / Spots Open: 4

Event Region: Kentucky

Price: $850.00

This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

Event Sponsors:
Event Dates

Date: 04/19/2017 - 04/22/2017

Venue/Location:

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


Grade Level: Middle School

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Contact Information

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General Info

Event Description

VEX Worlds 2017, 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. VEX Worlds will include top teams from events happening in cities around the world from June 2016 to March 2017.

A Special Thanks to our Partners and Sponsors

Special thanks to our Global Sponsors Autodesk, Chevron, DellEMC, Google, HEXBUG, Innovation First International, NASA, Northrop Grumman Foundation, Rack Solutions, Robomatter, and Texas Instruments.

We also would like to thank our many VEX Robotics World Championship sponsors: Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics, Avnet, Dell, Diversity Woodcrafts, Eaton, Mathworks, Microchip, Molex, New Bright Toys, Nissan, Nordson, Robotmesh, Toyota, UPS, US Army, and Xilink. The commitment and support of these partners ensure a great experience for everyone attending VEX Worlds.

VEX Worlds Apparel

The online World Championship Apparel Store will remain open for a limited time.

VEX Worlds 2017 VRC Middle School Division Team Lists

Wait List

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

Team FAQ

Please download and review the VEX Worlds 2017 Team FAQ document for commonly asked questions and more information.

Team Party

VEX Worlds will once again conclude with a Team Party at Kentucky Kingdom amusement park. Price: $30 per ticket in advance of arrival or $45 per ticket onsite. Advance tickets are available through April 14. To purchase tickets, visit: VEX Worlds Team Party.

The following restaurants will be open during the VRC and VEX IQ Challenge Team Parties.

• Triple Treats • Swampwater Jack’s       • Clock Tower
• Casa Mia • Cactus Jack’s

• Chicken Tenders & Fries

• Auntie B’s • Pizzeria Villagio • Twisted
• King Louie’s Kitchen • Bayside Grill

• Paradise Pizza

• Dippin’ Dots
(Five locations: Break Dance, Lightning Run,
Roller Skater, Hurricane Bay Beach Club, T3)
     
• Soft Frozen Lemonade
at Lightning Run
      

Concessions and Food Trucks

For hours concession areas and food trucks are open during VEX Worlds click here. To order team lunches before the event, visit the “Concessions” tab after submitting team's event registration.

Awards Information

Submissions for this year's pre-submitted awards closed March 20, 2017.

VEX Worlds Program Book

The VEX Worlds Program Book contains all the information you need to make your trip to Louisville a memorable one, with the event agenda, shuttle and hotel information, local attractions, Show Your Badge discounts, the VEX Worlds team party and much, much more.

Robot Shipping Option

Information about shipping your robot, tools, and supplies through Fern Exposition can be found here. If you have any questions about robot shipping information, please contact Fern directly at (502) 367-0254.

The REC Foundation Store

Located in the North Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center next to the HEXBUG booth and the STEM Hall of Fame, the REC Foundation Store will be open for teams looking for VEX Robotics parts at VEX Worlds.

Orders can be placed online at the store's website using a credit card from any connected device (computer, tablet, mobile phone) at any time during the event. After placing an order, customers will be notified via email when the order is ready for pickup. Once notified, simply come to an Order Pickup window with your order number.

Pre-orders for items will be accepted online starting on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Pre-orders placed prior to the event will be ready at the REC Foundation store when it opens on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 12 p.m. Cash will be accepted for orders at the Customer Service window during the store’s normal hours.

There will also be self-service ordering stations at the REC Foundation store for ordering in-person by credit card. Using the online store on your device for ordering is recommended to get your parts as quickly as possible. Visit the store's customer service windows if you have any questions or need assistance with anything!

There is no guarantee that the store's inventory will last throughout the event, so please plan ahead and bring a good supply of spare parts with you.

Store hours:

  • Wednesday 12:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Friday 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Monday 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Spectator Information

VEX Worlds 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.

VEX Worlds Guidebook Apps

VEX Worlds 2017 has gone mobile! Follow the directions linked below for each VEX Worlds Division to get the free app. Check out your schedule, exhibitors, maps, and more!

Venue Map

Click here for the VEX Worlds 2017 Venue Map.

Team Email Blast Archive

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

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Agenda

Please click here for a tentative VEX Worlds 2017 VRC Middle School Agenda. Please note that since this agenda is tentative, times may vary from 15-30 minutes.

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Volunteer

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Calling All Volunteers

Volunteer at VEX Worlds 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 4-6 hours, and you can sign up for one shift, multiple shifts, and even multiple days if it suits your schedule. This year we are offering an entirely new scheduling platform, featuring 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 are good at paying 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.

VEX Worlds Volunteer Guidebook App

VEX Worlds 2017 has gone mobile! Follow these directions to download the free app. Check out your schedule, maps, and more!

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Teams will be notified, via email, if any event occurs that would jeopardize 2017 VEX Worlds. Please remember that the 2017 VEX Worlds official agenda will be available, and updated, on this event page, in the "Agenda" tab.

Refund Policy

VEX Worlds registration cancellations must be received by March 2, 2017, 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, 2017, or after will not receive a refund for their registration fee.


Date: 04/19/2017 - 04/22/2017
Kentucky Exposition Center
937 Phillips Ln
Louisville, Kentucky 40209
United States

Travel Info

VEX Worlds 2017 Housing Site

Visit the hotel booking site for a great selection of accommodations and discounted rates!

Airport Transfer

Teams are responsible for making their own arrangements for travel between the Louisville Airport (SDF) and their hotel. Information about ground transportation services can be found on the airport’s website.

Our travel partner GET Sports can also assist with booking your airport transfer (airport to hotel/hotel to airport). Complete and return the Airport Transfer Request Form for the best available rate.

Shuttle Schedule

A free shuttle bus loop will run between the Kentucky Exposition Center and many area hotels during VEX Worlds. Click here for details.

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, the team's primary contact should email the following information to support@vexrobotics.com:

  • Team name and number
  • Names, birth dates, employers (or "student"), and passport country and number for every team member and adults traveling as chaperons
  • School or other organization name and name of team leader, with address and phone number

All visa and invitation letter requests should be submitted to the REC Foundation by January 31, 2017, to ensure proper time for processing. Requests submitted after January 31, will be processed as soon as possible, but may take up to three weeks.

Please note that 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

To learn more about our exciting host city, please visit our Louisville VEX Worlds 2017 website.

Parking at VEX Worlds

All teams will get one parking pass valid for the duration of the event. The parking passes will be emailed to the main contact for the team. Additional information about the process will be sent to teams closer to the event.

If your team has more than one vehicle, additional vehicles will need to pay for parking. The REC Foundation has arranged a special discounted rate for VEX Worlds 2017 attendees.

  • Normal Daily Rate: $8/day (no in/out privileges)
  • Normal Daily Rate: $12/day (in/out privileges)
  • Discounted Rate: $24 for Thursday-Saturday (in/out privileges)

To get the discounted rate, simply purchase the $8 daily rate at the gate and visit the parking upgrade booth in the Workman Lobby (adjacent to the registration counter) to pay the additional $16 and receive your three-day in/out parking pass.

To purchase additional parking passes click here.

Note: Parking is free Wednesday, April 19 and Sunday, April 23.

Find more information on parking at VEX Worlds in the Team FAQ.

Transportation Options

For information about travel options such as group and individual air travel, charter bus, airport transfer, rental vehicles, and local transportation click here.

The following request forms are currently available:

VEX Worlds Discounts

  • “Show Us Your Badge” Discounts — Louisville is proud to present the Show Us Your Badge program, a special discount program for show participants to use while in Louisville. Take advantage of special offers and discounts from the city’s most popular sites including retail shops, restaurants and attractions. Just present your name badge at the listed locations around town to receive amazing discounts and offers. Click here for a full list.

  • Xhale Salon & Spa Located in the Galt House Hotel, Xhale Salon & Spa is offering 10% off services $50.00 and higher for VEX Worlds attendees. Book your appointment more than a week more than a week in advance for a 15% discount. Visit Xhale Salon & Spa's website at www.xhalesalon.com or call (502) 587-7644.

  • 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. Click here for information about five Louisville Bats baseball games designated as 2017 VEX Nights.

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Webcast

Visit robotevents.com/vextv to build your own custom webcast and live results screen for the entire VEX Worlds event!

Sponsor

Special thanks to our Global Sponsors Autodesk, Chevron, DellEMC, Google, HEXBUG, Innovation First International, NASA, Northrop Grumman Foundation, Rack Solutions, Robomatter, and Texas Instruments.

We also would like to thank our many VEX Robotics World Championship sponsors: Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics, Avnet, Dell, Diversity Woodcrafts, Eaton, Mathworks, Microchip, Molex, New Bright Toys, Nissan, Nordson, Robotmesh, Toyota, UPS, US Army, and Xilink. The commitment and support of these partners ensure a great experience for everyone attending VEX Worlds.

Please bring signed Participant Release Forms for all team members (students and adult mentors) to team check-in/registration.

Participant Consent Form

 

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

 

The REC Foundation has created a special document for those attending their first VEX Worlds called, "Things I Wish I Had Known Before Attending VEX Worlds."

Things I Wish I Had Known Before Attending VEX Wor

 

Teams can now order lunch directly through RobotEvents.com! If you want to avoid waiting in concessions lines or making multiple purchases at different concessions stands, maximize your time at VEX Worlds and use our lunch ordering system.

Please come back to order after submitting the event registration for your teams.

For the hours that concession areas are open during VEX Worlds, click the following link.

VEX Worlds Concession Hours of Operation

 

Gould's Discount Medical Scooters will be available for rent at VEX Worlds.

Scooter Rentals

 

Waitlist

Please login to add or remove teams from the waiting list.
STEM Hall of Fame Inductees
Award Recipient
Volunteer of the Year Raul Torres Santos
VEX Robotics Championship Middle School
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
VRC Middle School Excellence Award 2235 Cyber Tigers Antolina Velez Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
VRC Middle School World Champions 8736A Nanxiang A Shanghai City, Jiading District Nanxiang middle school Shanghai, Shanghai, China
VRC Middle School World Champions 8065U ATOM-U Hai Sing Catholic School Singapore, Singapore
VRC Middle School World Champions 8193D Shanghai Yongchang D Shanghai Yongchang Private School Shanghai, Shanghai, China
VRC Middle School World Finalists 42000C X.Robo-Hefei No.42 MS-B Hefei No.42 Middle School_合肥第四十二中学 Hefei, Anhui, China
VRC Middle School World Finalists 8192A Shanghai Huangpu A Shanghai Huangpu Teenagers S&T Activity Center Shanghai, Shanghai, China
VRC Middle School World Finalists 8825A NullPointerException Shanghai Foreign Language School Shanghai, Shanghai, China
VEX Robotics Championship Middle School - Spirit Division
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
Division Champion 8736A Nanxiang A Shanghai City, Jiading District Nanxiang middle school Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Division Champion 8065U ATOM-U Hai Sing Catholic School Singapore, Singapore
Division Champion 8193D Shanghai Yongchang D Shanghai Yongchang Private School Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Division Finalist 8838B Orchard Hills Robohawks Orchard Hills School Irvine, California, United States
Division Finalist 578C Shanghai Ruiguan 578C ShangHai Rui Guan Robotics Activity Center Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Division Finalist 8066X Zeus JR Hai Sing Catholic School Singapore, Singapore
Amaze Award 12180B HiTek Tek Enterprises Van Nuys, California, United States
Build Award 1231D Dominators Benton Middle School Manassas, Virginia, United States
Community Award 4768C Grizzly Bots Grange Middle School Fairfield, California, United States
Create Award 457B Game Over - JJHS Jenison Robotics Jenison, Michigan, United States
Design Award 8044B Gear Geeks Jr. Mountain Farm Robotics Broad Run, Virginia, United States
Energy Award 4318K Platinium Creativity Private School - Bahrain Manama, Bahrain
Judges' Award 8838B Orchard Hills Robohawks Orchard Hills School Irvine, California, United States
Service Award 8066B Zeus Hai Sing Catholic School Singapore, Singapore
Sportsmanship Award 8068G Iso V5 School of Science and Technology, Singapore Singapore, Singapore
Teamwork Award 3547C VirusC Technolgy First Lambertville, Michigan, United States
Think Award 7035M MIST M Miraleste Intermediate School Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States
VEX Robotics Championship Middle School - Opportunity Division
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
Division Champion 42000C X.Robo-Hefei No.42 MS-B Hefei No.42 Middle School_合肥第四十二中学 Hefei, Anhui, China
Division Champion 8192A Shanghai Huangpu A Shanghai Huangpu Teenagers S&T Activity Center Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Division Champion 8825A NullPointerException Shanghai Foreign Language School Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Division Finalist 8000E HRS Robohawks Head-Royce School Oakland, California, United States
Division Finalist 8068D IsoDynamic School of Science and Technology, Singapore Singapore, Singapore
Division Finalist 8193A Shanghai Yongchang A Shanghai Yongchang Private School Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Amaze Award 2831X SFMSpectrum South Forsyth Middle School Cumming, Georgia, United States
Build Award 2533B Auto Robots Dutch Fork Middle School Irmo, South Carolina, United States
Community Award 59360A Robo Squad - Orange Del Rio Middle School Del Rio, Texas, United States
Create Award 3075B JoCo Robos Johnson County Middle School Butler, Tennessee, United States
Design Award 1231A Astrobotz Benton Middle School Manassas, Virginia, United States
Energy Award 9290D Hereford Zone Robotics Hereford Middle School Monkton, Maryland, United States
Judges' Award 9393A Rockway A Rockway Middle School Miami, Florida, United States
Service Award 8068X IsoMagnetic School of Science and Technology, Singapore Singapore, Singapore
Sportsmanship Award 8066A Atom Hai Sing Catholic School Singapore, Singapore
Teamwork Award 918C Stellar Hyde Park Middle School Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Think Award 8825A NullPointerException Shanghai Foreign Language School Shanghai, Shanghai, China
VRC Middle School Skills Challenge Winners
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
VRC Middle School Robot Skills Challenge World Champion 8065U ATOM-U Hai Sing Catholic School Singapore, Singapore
VRC Middle School Robot Skills Challenge 2nd Place 8066C Thor Hai Sing Catholic School Singapore, Singapore
VRC Middle School Robot Skills Challenge 3rd Place 23310B Starbots Cain Middle School Rockwall, Texas, United States
Online Challenge Award Winners
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
VEX Robotics Photography Challenge 4442X Navigator Robotics   Kapolei, Hawaii, United States
VEX Robotics Photography Challenge 98377C Tigris ex Machina III   St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States
VEX Robotics Photography Challenge 1410L Utopic Unicorns   Bellevue, Washington, United States
VEX Robotics Photography Challenge 3946E Sun Devils   Englewood, Colorado, United States
VEX Robotics Photography Challenge 154C Wall-E-2.0   Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
VEX Robotics Photography Challenge 25703J Renegade Robotics   Stafford, Virginia, United States
VEX Robotics Photography Challenge 1138 Eagle Engineering A   West Hills, California, United States
VEX Robotics Photography Challenge 8931F V-Bots OctoPi   Lake Stevens, Washington, United States
VEX Robotics Photography Challenge 1140Z Discobots Canada   Brampton, Ontario, Canada
FUTURE Foundation Robot Construction Challenge 99484B Knightmare   Tokyo, Japan
Robomatter Programming Skills Challenge for Robot Virtual Worlds 1138B Eagle Engineering   West Hills, California, United States
Dell Technologies Team/Club Website Challenge 8931A V-Bots The 5 Guys   Lake Stevens, Washington, United States
REC Foundation STEM Educational Video Challenge 1666 Renegade Robotics   Menlo Park, California, United States
VRC Game Design Animation Challenge 8787 Eastwood Robotics   El Paso, Texas, United States
Texas Instruments Electronics Online Challenge 9447A Team Toss Up   North Charleston, South Carolina, United States