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UNL Inaugural Cornhusker VRC Tournament

VRC HS hosted by KERNE1 VEXU

Date
10-Feb-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VRC-23-2504
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Capacity
68
Spots Open
4
Event Region
Nebraska
Max Registrations per Organization
4
Early-Bird Registration Opens
30-Oct-2023 16:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
30-Dec-2023 16:00 EST
Registration Deadline
8-Feb-2024 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
27-Jan-2024 08:58 EST
Price
$90.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Competition Information

The Inuagural UNL Cornhusker Competition is hosted by the UNLVEXU team and brought on through help by the university and the college of engineering. The event is hosted in the brand new Kiewit Hall facility, we are the first event in the building. The event will run simultanious to many informative opportunities about UNL and college life as an engineer. We encourage participants and their guests to learn first hand what taking education beyond VEX looks like by interacting with staff, professors, and students alike.

The competition itself will be 4 fields split into two divisions where 64 teams will make the elimination matches. Each team will play 6 qualification matches and the timing for judging, skills, and matches have been finalized in the agenda tab. The plan is to open up more skills fields during lunch and before the drivers meeting. The plan is to have judging open for the duration of lunch with a small closure before lunch for our volunteers to eat. Teams must bring paper copies of their notebook to be judged and the team to be considered for the corresponding awards. Spectators may not be able to directly see the match fields at all times but the livefeed of the event will be shared throughout the venue instantaneously and available on a youtube livestream. Please bring a way to power your pits table from floor outlets not immediately next to the tables (The buidling hasn't opened yet, we expect power to not be an issue but please prepare yourselves). VEX VIA may not be up for our event or may go down as we may have to use alternatives to the on campus internet for reasons out of our control.

 

Parental/Guardian Consent

In accordance with the UNL Youth Activities Safety Guidelines, students will not be allowed to participate in the event unless the linked form is completed. This form needs to be completed for each student and is not covered by the VEX release. Coaches will be required to supervise students who have not had the form completed seperate from the competition space until they find a ride home or have the form completed. Please ensure all particpants have had their form filled out so they may participate.

A complete list of students who have had their forms filled out will be available upon request and will be communicated with coaches up until the event through email. Students not competing at the tournament are welcome and to interact with the recruitment portions of the day at the event. All participants must adhere to the same university safety standards or they will not be allowed to enter the event space. All visitors must stay within the alloted space for the event and adhere to the VEX manual for conduct.

https://engineering.unl.edu/vex-tournament/consent/

 

Parking

There will be parking included for each team competing and large vehicle parking will be available, please see travel info. Out of region teams are welcome to sign up for our event and travel support for parking or hotels could potentially be given if asked. Any changes will be communicated promptly and while not expected, are subject to happen with our first event. Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions or concerns. Please see the parking tab and the following website for all details on parking:

https://engineering.unl.edu/vex-tournament/logistics/

 

Registration Information

All participating teams must be registered with VEX Robotics and the Robot Events website and have their offical team number for this event.  All registration fee's must be paid in full no later than two weeks prior to the event (January 27, 2024).  Failure to comply may result in your team(s) being removed from the event. Registration fees must be paid before teams are allowed to compete.

 

Event Website

Information on the event as it pertains to logistics, recruitment, parental consent, concessions, and other details out of the core scope of a traditional tournament. Please see the link below for details on our event and more from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

https://engineering.unl.edu/vex-tournament/

 

Concessions

We will be having concessions for lunch, more details will follow on the options. The current plan is to have enough supplies and options for competitiors and guests to not leave the event and get food. The City Union and nearby downtown will have other, partially overlapping with out event, options. We will update soon on where we will be getting food from, what we will do for breakfast, and if we will have another alternative dining option at a campus food hall for spectators, not students.

 

Livestream and Internet

This event will be livestreamed on YouTube and wifi will be available throughout the entirety of campus, see the webcast tab for more details.
 


Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 10-Feb-2024

Venue/Location:
Kiewit Hall
1700 Vine Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

7:00 AM, Venue opens

7:15 AM-8:30 AM, Registration

7:30 AM-9:30 AM, Inspections

8:00 AM-9:50 AM, Skills all fields

10:00 AM-10:15 AM, Opening ceremonies

10:30 AM-3:35 PM, Skills

10:30 AM-12:00 PM, Qualifications

12:00 PM-1:10 PM, Lunch

1:10 PM-3:35 PM, Qualifications

3:40 PM-4:00 PM, Alliance selection

4:10 PM-5:10 PM, Eliminations

5:30 PM, Awards

 

Recruitment Session Times:

10:45 AM-11:30 AM, parental information session followed by a tour of the engineering complex. 

12:00 PM-12:30PM, student engineering facility tour group A

12:30 PM-1:00PM, student engineering facility tour group B

1:30 PM-2:15 PM, parental information session followed by a tour of the engineering complex. 

 

Judging:

8:45AM-9:50AM, before the opening cermony

10:20AM-12:00PM, during the first block of qualification matches

1:00PM-2:45PM, during and part way through the second block of qualifications

Volunteer

All volunteers need to complete this brief form as our event will have minors on the UNL campus:
Volunteer | College of Engineering | University of Nebraska–Lincoln (unl.edu)
From there, you will be sent a link for our sign-ups. Please do not share that link as we are required to log every volunteer understands the simple yet important policies.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

We will be following UNL Policy for the closure of our facilites. UNL is well equiped to remain open and we as the event could move starting times back/around in the case of weather.

The event partner will make the decision to cancel by the night before if there are only teams from within the region competing. The event will make the decision to cancel by the morning before if any teams reach out that they will be making a hotel reservation to travel here.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

If weather causes us to cancel, we will attempt to reschedule for the weekend of the 24th.
If we have to cancel again, money will be refunded minus the $5 for using Robotevents

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend:

Full refund until January 13th

Half refund until January 27th

No refund after January 27th

Date: 10-Feb-2024
Kiewit Hall
1700 Vine Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588
United States

Travel Info

The building does not have a public address, it is right next to Othmer Hall.
Kiewit Hall:  1700 Vine St, Lincoln, NE 68508

There will be a drop off point near the building and there is ample ADA access within our facilites. Parking will be provided on campus within a 5 minute walk away from the event center. There is parking for busses and larger vehicles about a 15 minute walk from the event center on Innovation Campus. Notice will need to be given ahead of the event for busses or larger vehicle parking, the pass will be given out quickly upon check-in. Please plan accordingly with the weather.
Stadium parking:  745 N 14th St, Lincoln, NE 68588

Larger vehicle parking (needs notice):  2021 Transformation Dr, Lincoln, NE 68508

Currently, there are no travel plan for out of state/long distance teams byond parking. Please reach out to [email protected] and some could be created when the first organization who needs it signs up or plans to sign up.

Webcast

Red Division Livestream (YouTube): https://youtube.com/live/BaFrxOyApWY

White Division Livestream (YouTube): https://youtube.com/live/H1fGTdIHins

 

We have arranged for an event login to the on campus wifi. The login will work throughout campus if spectators wished to take themselves around campus. Please see the login below and information below for troubleshooting.
NU-guest login:
Username: UNLVEXU
Password: KIEWITHALL

https://services.unl.edu/services/network-wifi/nu-guest

Judging Format

All In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Teams will be judged in an adjacent room to the competition seating and will be subject to close before the lunch break. Interviews will be enforced to 10 minutes in length to assure all teams the ability to be judged.

Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges. Printing will be available on campus but will be expensive. Teams will not be considered for Design, Excellence, or Judges award without a physical notebook.