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Paul Duke STEM Fall Qualifier

Middle and High School VRC

4-Nov-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
5-Sep-2023 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
23-Sep-2023 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
30-Oct-2023 06:34 EDT
Payment Deadline
1-Nov-2023 08:45 EDT
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to VRC at Paul Duke STEM High School. Our school takes pride in its focus on technology, and is both Georgia's largest and only Title-1 STEM certified school by the Georgia DOE.  

We are proud to provide 3 competition fields, one skills field, and one practice field, provided by the GCPS CTE Program.  

All participants are expected to complete the participant release form . (also available in Spanish)  Once per season covers all events. 

Concessions will be sold and pizzas will be ordered in advance.  $12/pizza Cheese or Pepperoni, Cash or Check.  Preorders can be made at check in.  Reminders will be sent out on the day of the event.

Teams and coaches who are participating for the very first time should contact Mr. Horsley for a list of valuable documents, and a pre-competition inspection to make sure you are ready for our competition.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 4-Nov-2023

Paul Duke STEM High School
5850 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Norcross, Georgia 30071
United States

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7:30 Doors

8:00 Inspection STARTS

8:30 Check-in ENDS.  Teams who do not check in by this time will not compete.

9:00 Inspection ENDS.  Schedules are created.

9:10 Driver Meeting

9:20 - 12:00 Qualifying Matches

11:45-12:15 Lunch.  Skills may be run on the main fields during this time.

12:20 - 2:30 Qualifying Matches

2:40 Alliance Selections

3:00 Elimination Bracket

4:10 Awards Ceremony and Finals


If you want to volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Ashley Maher at [email protected]

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event that inclimate weather cancels the event, we will attempt to reschedule.  We will issue refunds minus $5 for the RobotEvents fee to teams that cannot attend the rescheduled event, or in the event of a complete cancellation.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

Full refunds will be made, except for weather related issues, in which the Robot Events fee will not be returned.

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

Full refund until the close date (Monday before the event).  50% refund for teams that cancel after the close date until the day of the event.  No refund for teams that cancel on the day of the event.

Judging Format

All In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.

It should be noted that a good notebook shows the collaborative design process and documents the design process to show that your work is origional.  Additionally, please try to include experimental data when testing mechanisms, programming, driver/auton skills, driving practice, etc.  This data is valuable evidence to support your design choices.