Signature Event: Night at the Museum

01/31/2020 - 02/01/2020
Signature Event:  Night at the Museum Signature Event:  Night at the Museum

Event Code: RE-VRC-19-8264

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 50 / Spots Open: 50%+

Region Maximum % # Spots # Spots Open
Virginia 50% 25 24

Max Registrations per Organization: 2

Registration Deadline: Fri, Jan 10, 2020 11:59 PM EST

Price: $200.00

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Event Sponsors:
Awards
Award Qualifies for
Excellence Award (VRC/VEXU) World Championship
Tournament Champions (VRC/VEXU) World Championship
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) Does not qualify for any events.
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) 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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Waitlist

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Team List

The team list for this event is not currently available. Please check back four weeks prior to the event date.

REC Foundation Design Award Rubric.

REC Foundation Design Award Rubric

 

Participant Release Form Spainish.

Participant Release Form Spainish

 

Participant Release Form.

Participant Release Form

 

REC Foundation Code of Conduct.

REC Foundation Code of Conduct

 

VRC Qualifying Criteria.

VRC Qualifying Criteria

 

VRC Robot Inspection Checklist for Cortex.

VRC Robot Inspection Checklist for Cortex

 

VRC Robot Inspection Checklist for V5.

VRC Robot Inspection Checklist for V5

 

VRC Tower Takeover One Page Description.

VRC Tower Takeover One Page Description

 

World Qualifications

The following awards will qualify for the 2020 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.

Webcast

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


Date: 01/31/2020 - 02/01/2020
National Air and Space Museum-Udvar Hazy Center
14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy
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, 2020. 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 1/31/20
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 2/1/20
 10:00 AM   :   Doors Open and Practice Fields Open
 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM  : Qualification Matches (3 Matches) /Skills Fields (Open 10:30 to 12:30)
1:00 PM  : Qualifcation Matches End
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM  :   Alliance Selection
1:15 PM - 3:00 PM  : Skills and Practice Fields Open to Alliances for Practice
 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM  :   Lunch Break
 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM  : Eliminations & Finals
 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM  :   Awards Ceremony
 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM  :   Cleanup, Departure

 

Event Dates

Date: 01/31/2020 - 02/01/2020

Venue/Location:

National Air and Space Museum-Udvar Hazy Center
14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy
Chantilly, Virginia 20151
United States

Grade Level: High School

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Jose Algarin
Title: STEM Education Coordinator
Email: jalgarin@nvcc.edu
Phone: 703-425-5917
Event Day Phone: 703-425-5917

Secondary Contact
Josh Labrie
Email: jlabrie@nvcc.edu
Phone: 7035302829
Event Day Phone: 7035302829

Additional Contact Information:

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

General Info

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 10th, 2020.  If your team has qualified based on the above mentioned criteria and they would like to be considered for entry into the event, please add the team to the waitlist.  Automatic invites will not be sent out by RobotEvents so please add yourself to the waitlist to be considered.  There is a max of 2 teams per organization.

Join us at the museum to have a unique, high quality VRC Tower Takeover 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.