Southern New England Regional VEX IQ Highrise Championship

The Southern New England Regional VEX IQ Highrise Championship will be held this Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Quinsigamond Community College’s Supranant Building, 670 West Boylston Street, Worcester from 12:00 to 5:00pm.  Participating in the event will be two teams of Grade 3 students from Elmwood School.  These students have been preparing for this event all year and hope to qualify for the World Championship Event which will be held in Louisville, Kentucky in April.

VEX IQ Robotics consists of a game challenge being given to the students.  Students then need to brainstorm, design, and test their robot.  Once they have the robot designed for the challenge they need to learn how to drive it effectively since each match is only 1 minute and each match needs to have 2 drivers (drivers switch controls halfway through each match).  This year the game Highrise consists of robots moving blocks into the scoring zone and stack them to multiply their score.

The teams competed earlier this year at the BVT VEX IQ Highrise Challenge and finished in second and ninth places.

Please come out and support our teams.  The event is FREE for spectators.

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