Signature Event: VEX Night at the Museum

01/25/2019 - 01/26/2019
Signature Event: VEX Night at the Museum Signature Event: VEX Night at the Museum

Event Code: RE-VRC-18-6207

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 44 / Spots Open: 0

Max Registrations per Organization: 2

Price: $200.00

This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

Event Sponsors:
VEX Robotics Competition - Division 1
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
Excellence Award (VRC/VEXU) 6008A The A-Team North Union High School Richwood, Ohio, United States
Tournament Champions (VRC/VEXU) 6008A The A-Team North Union High School Richwood, Ohio, United States
Tournament Champions (VRC/VEXU) 6008D Delta Force North Union High School Richwood, Ohio, United States
Innovate Award (VRC/VEXU/VIQC) 46535K Dark Knight Robotics Dark Knight Robotics Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Create Award (VRC/VEXU) 1267C Knights Delaware County Christian School Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, United States
Amaze Award (VRC/VEXU) 574C Iron Pride Wawasee High School Syracuse, Indiana, United States
Build Award (VRC/VEXU) 2616J Jersey Devils Cherry Hill High School East Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
Design Award (VRC/VEXU) 8110R The Knights-MWHS Mankato West Robotics Mankato, Minnesota, United States
Think Award (VRC/VEXU) 80708X Exobytes Exobytes Montclair, Virginia, United States
Judges Award (VRC/VEXU) 6008D Delta Force North Union High School Richwood, Ohio, United States
Tournament Finalists (VRC/VEXU) 6842Z PigPen Park Tudor Upper School Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Tournament Finalists (VRC/VEXU) 574C Iron Pride Wawasee High School Syracuse, Indiana, United States
Robot Skills Champion (VRC/VEXU) 574C Iron Pride Wawasee High School Syracuse, Indiana, United States
Community (VRC/VEXU) 9364C Iron Eagles Brentwood Academy Brentwood, Tennessee, United States
Energy Award (VRC/VEXU) 8044A Gear Geeks Mountain Farm Robotics Broad Run, Virginia, United States
Sportsmanship (VRC/VEXU) 2011C Flapjacks BRECKSVILLE-BROADVIEW HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL Broadview Heights, Ohio, United States
Inspire Award (VRC/VEXU) 8330B SteamBotics WESTWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
Awards
Award Qualifies for
Excellence Award (VRC/VEXU) World Championship
CREATE U.S. Open
Tournament Champions (VRC/VEXU) World Championship
CREATE U.S. Open
Innovate Award (VRC/VEXU/VIQC) Does not qualify for any events.
Create Award (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Amaze Award (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Build Award (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Design Award (VRC/VEXU) CREATE U.S. Open
Think Award (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Judges Award (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Tournament Finalists (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Robot Skills Champion (VRC/VEXU) CREATE U.S. Open
Community (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Energy Award (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Sportsmanship (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Inspire Award (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.

Match Results

Ranking

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Team List ( 60 Teams )

Team Team Name Organization Location
12A Puzzles! The Potomac School McLean, Virginia, United States
12F CADtastrophe The Potomac School McLean, Virginia, United States
12G Puzzles? The Potomac School McLean, Virginia, United States
91A VEXMEN: Archangel Brandywine Robotics Inc. Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, United States
121X Vector Shock Park Tudor Upper School INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, United States
134G Gatekeeper Pembroke Academy Pembroke, New Hampshire, United States
169A The Cavalry Haverford School Robotics Haverford, Pennsylvania, United States
180A Born to Bot O.G. Robotics Haymarket, Virginia, United States
242A Firebirds Holy Ghost Preparatory School Bensalem, Pennsylvania, United States
375X Dragon Fortnight Robotics Mansfield Center, Connecticut, United States
574C Iron Pride Wawasee High School Syracuse, Indiana, United States
929U Hereford Zone Robotics Hereford High School Parkton, Maryland, United States
1008M Minimal Margins Vermillion Area Robotics Association Vermillion, South Dakota, United States
1028Z KIHTRAK YHTAPABASAGANAK Brownell Talbot School Omaha, Nebraska, United States
1267C Knights Delaware County Christian School Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, United States
1575X Xcaliber Woodbridge Senior High School Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
2011C Flapjacks Brecksville Robotics Broadview Heights, Ohio, United States
2011F FaZe Clan Brecksville Robotics Broadview Heights, Ohio, United States
2158K InDeFiNiTeLy SuSpEnDeD ausTIN CANs Austin, Texas, United States
2442B Bancroft Robodogs B Bancroft School Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
2442C Bancroft Robodogs C Bancroft School Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
2616J Jersey Devils Cherry Hill High School East Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
2775B BenBot Jackson Area Robotics Jackson, Tennessee, United States
2775H HAL 9001 Jackson Area Robotics Jackson, Tennessee, United States
2777V The Boogie Bois McMichael High School Mayodan, North Carolina, United States
3273B One Kelvin Wayne High School Wayne, West Virginia, United States
4100A Millennial Falcons East River High School ORLANDO, Florida, United States
5139C Robinson Bulldogs Jay M Robinson High School Concord, North Carolina, United States
5203R Horse Power Ola High School McDonough, Georgia, United States
6008A The A-Team North Union High School Richwood, Ohio, United States
6008D Delta Force North Union High School Richwood, Ohio, United States
6135K CHHS Bruins K Central Hardin High School PLTW EC3 Cecilia, Kentucky, United States
6210W HCS Eagles: Wild Card Heritage Christian School Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
6210X HCS Eagles: X-Files Heritage Christian School Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
6403A A For Effort Brookside High School Sheffield Village, Ohio, United States
6842Z PigPen Park Tudor Upper School Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
7110Z Fired Up! Carroll Senior High School Southlake, Texas, United States
8031E Q Hudsonville Robotics High School Hudsonville, Michigan, United States
8044A Gear Geeks Mountain Farm Robotics Broad Run, Virginia, United States
8110R Knights-MWHS Mankato West High School Mankato, Minnesota, United States
8110X The Ribbits-MWHS Mankato West High School Mankato, Minnesota, United States
8330B SteamBotics Westwood Middle School Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
8330H Dumbledore's Army Westwood Middle School Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
9080C Rebelution South Hagerstown High School Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
9364C Iron Eagles Brentwood Academy Brentwood, Tennessee, United States
9364D Iron Eagles Brentwood Academy Brentwood, Tennessee, United States
9922Z Wolves- Of Mullets & Men Basic-Wolves Robotics Henderson, Nevada, United States
11124G Sweet Baby Robo Elyria High School Elyria, Ohio, United States
11124X Force Elyria High School Elyria, Ohio, United States
22172A Road Work Ahead Enginotic 6 Triangle, Virginia, United States
25461Z Uncharted 2nd Floor Robotics Fate, Texas, United States
34000R [Co.R.E.] Sandy Creek High School SANDY CREEK, New York, United States
46535K CyberKnights Dark Knight Robotics Kansas City, Missouri, United States
60883A Destiny Boyz NIHF STEM High School Akron, Ohio, United States
80708X Exobytes Exobytes Montclair, Virginia, United States
85367Z Sprocket Sisters Edison School of Innovation Glendale, Arizona, United States
99075A inVEXtus Morgantown High School Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
99402B Hurricane Irma The Academies at Jonesboro High School Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States
99402C [TVA] Hurricane Katrina The Academies at Jonesboro High School Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States
99905A RoboGryphs St. George's Independent School Collierville, Tennessee, United States

World Qualifications

The following awards will qualify for the 2019 VEX World Championship:

  • 1 Excellence Award Winner
  • 2 Tournament Champions

If a team double qualifies, the Robot Skills Champion or next highest unqualified skills team will receive the Worlds invitation.

January Team Email (1-18-19)

Teams, we have officially changed the location of our Signature Event to the Dulles Expo Center.  We waited out the shutdown as long as we could. We had to finalize logistics and give those groups firm location commitments by this time so the Dulles Expo Center it is.  Their address is 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, Virginia.  We will be in the North Hall.  RobotEvents, our volunteer page, and social media will be updated today to reflect this change.

If you visit the event page, you'll notice we updated the agenda slightly.  We pushed Friday times up a little so we will be ending a little earlier that night.  On Saturday, teams can not get into the building until 9 (previously 8 at the museum) so there are some changes to that day as well.  We've added the live stream information on the "Webcast" tab. Feel free to share that with those you know.  Teams must be checked in by noon on Friday.

As for other logistical information, there is no fee to park at the Expo Center so parking passes will no longer be needed.  If you remember from the previous update, you will be on your own for food.  There are many places, even within walking distance, of the Expo Center that will meet your needs.  If you have not uploaded consent forms, please do so. They are required to participate at the event.  The additional consent form I sent previously is not required as it was specific to the museum.

We look forward to having you at the event next week.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us.

Thank you

January Team Email (1-7-19)

Teams

As many of you are aware the federal government is shutdown which means the National Air and Space Museum for the Signature Night at the Museum event is currently closed. We intend on hosting the competition at the museum should the government open in time, but just in case we have secured the Dulles EXPO Center as an alternate location.

The good news is that this event will go on as planned, and we are excited to see the level of competition you will bring.  The Dulles Expo Center is 3 miles south of the Udvar Hazy Air and Space Museum off of route 28.  The venue is close to the museum so you will not need to change hotel reservations.

Additionally, our California teams unfortunately had to withdraw due to a potential teacher strike. Their school division cancelled all January field trips. We will be filling those vacant spots shortly.

Hopefully the shutdown ends soon and we can have the event at the museum.  We will continue to update you as we get closer to the event.

Thank you

December Team Email

Coaches and Mentors, the Night at the Museum Signature Event is now full.  We have 60 of the best high school teams from 26 states coming to compete on January 25th-26th.  To check out the team list or any other event information, please visit the event website. The agenda has been updated.  We are excited for the Signature Event and we hope you are too.  I wanted to share some updated logistical information before the upcoming break.

Museum Behavior:

It is expected that everyone associated with the event acts and behaves in a professional manner.  The museum has priceless artifacts and exhibits and security is tight as with any national museum in the DC area.  Any team that may damage an exhibit, intentionally break museum rules, or display any behavior contrary to the ethos of the museum will be removed from the tournament immediately-no questions asked.

Lodging:

For those still needing to make lodging arrangements, and may be unfamiliar with the Northern Virginia area, you will want to stay as close to the museum as you can for traffic purposes.  If you map the Udvar Hazy Air and Space Museum and/or Dulles Airport, you'll see that it is right off of highway 28 in Chantilly.  Any hotel off of that road (north of Interstate 66), highway 50, or route 286 in the Herndon area is a good option.  Route 7 is also an option as well but a little farther away. Highway 267 is a toll road.

Parking:

Parking at the museum is $15 per day that you pay when you leave  (in and out privileges). That being said each team will receive 2 free passes for the event at check-in. It is up to you how you distribute those among your group.

Food: 

Outside food can not be brought in to the museum but water is allowed. If you go get food you can eat it outside the museum. No food is allowed on the museum floor where most of the competition takes place.  There is a McDonalds on site that is open until 5:30PM.  

Friday Lunch: On your own

Friday Dinner: Dinner in pits-each team will receive 6 Chick-fil-a meals. (Sandwich/Bag of Chips/Water) If your team is over under on people you will need to share or make other arrangements.

Saturday Lunch: We will provide McDonalds vouchers (6 per team). Again if you need to feed more than 6 people please plan on making arrangements.

Tools:

Power tools and knives are not allowed to be brought in.  General tools (screwdrivers, etc.) are allowed.  The museum will allow our staff to bring screened power tools to keep in a secure location.  If teams would need to use one of these, we can escort them to the location to use.

We will touch base with all teams again in January but in the mean time if you have any questions, please let us know.  

Webcast

To watch the event online, visit:  livestream.novastem.us/natm.  


Date: 01/25/2019 - 01/26/2019
Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, Virginia 20151
United States

Travel Info

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, in Chantilly, VA is located next to Dulles International Airport.  Dulles Airport services over 130 domestic and international destinations, is home to 40 carriers, and services over 300 daily departures to locations all over the world making this event easy to travel to and from.  Numerous hotel options exist in and around Dulles Airport and the Udvar-Hazy Center area.  Chantilly, VA is a short 40 minute drive to our nation's capital Washington D.C.  Home to the White House, U.S. Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, National Mall, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and countless other historical monuments and museums, Washington D.C. is a tourist destination.  The Wielhe-Reston East Metro Station, a 10 minute drive from the museum, can give you quick subway access to all of Washington D.C's popular attractions.

 

Refund Policy

Partial refunds of $150 will be issued up to January 1, 2019. Any teams cancelling beyond this date or not showing for the event will not receive a refund. 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

We will update any cancellations on our facebook page: www.facebook.com/NOVAsystemic.  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.

Volunteer

We are in need of 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.  To volunteer, visit volunteer.novastem.us/vexnightatthemuseum

 

Agenda

Friday 1/25/19
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM  :   Doors Open, Check-In, Inspection and Practice Fields Open
12:00 PM  :   Teams must check-in by this time. One student & Robot
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM  :   Skills Fields open (Closed During Dinner)
  1:15 PM - 1:45 PM  : Drivers Meeting (Competition Fields)
  2:00 PM - 2:30 PM  :   Opening Ceremony
  2:45 PM - 3:45 PM  : Practice Matches (1 Match)
  4:00 PM - 5:30 PM  :   Qualification Matches (1 Match) & Skills Fields Open
  5:30 PM - 6:30 PM  :   Dinner Break
  6:30 PM - 10:30 PM  :   Qualification Matches (4 Matches/Skills Fields Close - 10:00 PM)
  11:00 PM  :   Facility Closes
   
 
Saturday 1/26/19
 9:00 AM   :   Doors Open and Practice Fields Open
 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM  : Qualification Matches (3 Matches) /Skills Fields (Open 9:30 to 11:30)
12:00 PM  : Qualifcation Matches End
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM  :   Alliance Selection
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM  : Skills and Practice Fields Open to Alliances for Practice
 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  :   Lunch Break
 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM  : Eliminations & Finals
 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM  :   Awards Ceremony
 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM  :   Cleanup, Departure

 

Event Dates

Date: 01/25/2019 - 01/26/2019

Venue/Location:

Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, Virginia 20151
United States

Grade Level: High School

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

TSA Event: No

Contact Information

Primary Contact
NOVA SySTEMic
Email: systemic@nvcc.edu
Phone: 7035303505
Event Day Phone: 7035303505

Secondary Contact
Ryan Osweiler
Email: rosweiler@nvcc.edu
Phone: 7038950933
Event Day Phone: 7038950933

Additional Contact Information:

http://www.nvcc.edu/systemic/

General Info

***We have officially changed the location of our Signature Event to the Dulles Expo Center.  We waited out the shutdown as long as we could. We had to finalize logistics and give those groups firm location commitments by this time.  The Dulles Expo Center address is 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, Virginia.  We will be in the North Hall.  RobotEvents, our volunteer page, and social media are being updated to reflect this change.***

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VEX Night at the Museum is a two day VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) Signature Event at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.  60 high school teams from around the world will compete for top honors in the VRC and three teams will qualify for the VRC World Championship in April. Teams can participate in this event by qualifying for the tournament by winning the Excellence Award, Tournament Champions, Design Award, or Robot Skills Champion Award at a local event by January 14th, 2019 or by adding their team to the waitlist.  There is a max of 2 teams per organization. Please add yourself to the waitlist if you would like to attend.

Join us at the museum to have a unique, high quality VRC Turning Point Competition where teams will practice on fields under the thrusters of the space shuttle Discovery. Competition and skills fields will be back-dropped by the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, a retired reconnaissance aircraft used through the Cold War. Teams will have eight qualification matches to earn a top spot as alliance captain going into the best of 1 elimination round. 

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, in Chantilly, VA is located next to Dulles International Airport.  Dulles Airport services over 130 domestic and international destinations, is home to 40 carriers, and services over 300 daily departures to locations all over the world making this event easy to travel to and from.  Numerous hotel options exist in and around Dulles Airport and the Udvar-Hazy Center area.  Chantilly, VA is a short 40 minute drive to our nation's capital Washington D.C.  Home to the White House, U.S. Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, National Mall, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and countless other historical monuments and museums, Washington D.C. is a tourist destination.  The Wielhe-Reston East Metro Station, a 10 minute drive from the museum, can give you quick subway access to all of Washington D.C's popular attractions.