Local Youth to Compete in Ivy Tech’s Annual Robotics Competition


EVANSVILLE, IN — Ivy Tech Community College – Southwest will host its eighth annual VEX Robotics Challenge on Saturday, November 7, at 9 a.m. The event will be held at Ivy Tech’s Evansville campus, located at 3501 N. First Ave. Local students in grades 4th– 12th will compete in this year’s robotic competition titled “SPLAT!”.

There is no cost to attend the event, and the public is encouraged to come by and cheer on their favorite team. Each team will consist of four students and one adult advisor.

Ivy Tech Robotics Competition
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Team check-in: 7:30 am
Competition begins: 9:00 am
Vectren Auditorium
Ivy Tech Community College – Southwest
3501 N. First Ave., Evansville, Ind.

The object of the game is for teams to launch a ‘splat’ object at a horizontal target with their robot. Points will be awarded based upon how close the object is to the bull’s-eye. To learn more visit www.ivytech.edu/southwest/6627.html.

What is VEX? The VEX Robotics Design System offers students an exciting platform for learning about areas rich with career opportunities spanning science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). These are just a few of the many fields students can explore by creating with VEX Robotics technology. Beyond science and engineering principles, a VEX Robotics project encourages teamwork, leadership and problem solving among groups. www.vexrobotics.com

Local Youth to Compete in Ivy Tech’s Annual Robotics Competition