NOVA SySTEMic STEM Camp - VEX IQ Challenge

07/15/2019 - 08/16/2019
NOVA SySTEMic STEM Camp - VEX IQ Challenge

Event Code: RE-WORKSHOP-19-8895

Program: Workshops & Camps

Type of Event: Workshop

Capacity: 26 / Spots Open: 26

Registration Deadline: Sun, Aug 11, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

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Date: 07/15/2019 - 07/19/2019
Broad Run High School
21670 Ashburn Road
Ashburn, Virginia 20147
United States

Date: 08/12/2019 - 08/16/2019
NOVA Manassas Battleview Tech Building
10500 Battleview Parkway
Manassas, Virginia 20109
United States

Refund Policy

Waitlist Policy

If the session is full, a waitlist will be generated. You will not be charged any fees for joining the waitlist, however, payment will be due upon acceptance if a spot opens up. A team member from NOVA SySTEMic will contact you if there is an opening in the session. There will be a quick turnaround (within 24 hours) for accepting the open spot from the waitlist. As soon as a spot opens up, the first one on the waitlist will be asked to join the session. The waitlist is on a first come first served basis.

Cancellation Policy

Camp registration fees are refundable until May 31st minus a $50 non-refundable deposit. Cancellations after May 31st may be granted a partial refund if the spot can be filled from either a waitlist or new registration before the camp starts. There are NO refunds for any cancellations within 7 days before camp starts.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

We will update any inclement weather updates on our facebook page: www.facebook.com/NOVAsystemic

Volunteer

If you are interested in STEM Camp volunteer activities, please contact Aleksander Marthinussen (amarthinussen@nvcc.edu). 

Agenda

Daily Activities (Monday-Friday):

In this one-week camp, participants will build a VEX IQ robot in pairs to compete in VEX IQ Challenge: Squared Away. Students will learn how to compete in the VEX IQ yearly challenge, make an engineering notebook to document team decisions on robot design, develop a game strategy and create an autonomous program to play the game. This camp is perfect for students who want to compete in the VEX IQ Challenge.

Sample Activities:

  • Build and Program a VEX IQ robot.
  • Develop a strategic approach to a game or challenge.
  • Learn to document modifications to code and a base robot.

Format: Students work in Pairs, complete challenges and compete with other groups

Friday Showcase:

Friday 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m, students demonstrate solving the maze and have a small camp competition. Parents then return to pick up students at 4:00 p.m.

Event Dates

Date: 07/15/2019 - 07/19/2019

Venue/Location:

Broad Run High School
21670 Ashburn Road
Ashburn, Virginia 20147
United States


Date: 08/12/2019 - 08/16/2019

Venue/Location:

NOVA Manassas Battleview Tech Building
10500 Battleview Parkway
Manassas, Virginia 20109
United States


Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: No

TSA Event: No

Contact Information

Primary Contact
NOVA SySTEMic
Email: systemic@nvcc.edu
Phone: 703-530-3505
Event Day Phone: 703-530-3505

Secondary Contact
Aleksander Marthinussen
Title: Program Manager
Email: amarthinussen@nvcc.edu
Phone: 703-530-2894
Event Day Phone: 703-530-2894

General Info

VEX IQ Challenge STEM Camp (Grades 5-8)

In this one-week camp, participants will build a VEX IQ robot in pairs to compete in VEX IQ Challenge: Squared Away. Students will learn how to compete in the VEX IQ yearly challenge, make an engineering notebook to document team decisions on robot design, develop a game strategy and create an autonomous program to play the game. This camp is perfect for students who want to compete in the VEX IQ Challenge.

Sample Activities:

  • Build and Program a VEX IQ robot.
  • Develop a strategic approach to a game or challenge.
  • Learn to document modifications to code and a base robot.

Format: Students work in Pairs, complete challenges and compete with other groups

Showcase: Friday 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m, students demonstrate solving the maze and have a small camp competition. Parents then return to pick up students at 4:00 p.m.

General NOVA SySTEMic STEM Camp Information

  • One-week camps are only $315.
  • Camps are offered in a variety of locations in Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties and Alexandria.
  • Camps run from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Childcare available 7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Discounts are available if you sign up for multiple camps and/or if you sign up multiple children.

For more information and to register, visit http://camps.novastem.us/register