More than 40 VEX robotics teams will compete at Loveland High School December 21
From Loveland Schools – Monday, December 16, 2019
It may be just a few days before Christmas, but teams from Loveland High School (LHS) and Loveland Middle School (LMS) will be competing with more than 40 other teams from across the region in the VEX Robotics Competition at LHS on December 21, officially kicking off their tournament season. The seven Loveland teams have been hard at work preparing for the 2019-2020 season.
In the competition, teams of students will use their own designed and built robots to compete against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. This year’s VEX Robotics game, “Tower Takeover,” is played on a 12’x12’ square field with the object of attaining a higher score than the opposing alliance by placing cubes in towers or scoring cubes in goals.
Students in the VEX Robotics Program at Loveland High School started working on their current robots last summer and will continue to refine them throughout the 2019-20 competition season. (Photo: Courtesy Loveland Schools)
Robotics match set up from 2018-2019 School year at LHS. (Photo: Chuck Gibson)
“This game has many challenging aspects, including robot design, programming, and game strategy,” said LHS Robotics Coordinator Amy Stewart.
The competition tests the students’ knowledge of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) concepts, inspiring them to bring their best problem solving skills to the table while simultaneously building on teamwork, leadership and communications skills for life. Tournaments are held throughout the year at the regional, state and national levels, with an eye toward the VEX Robotics World Championship, which is held annually in April.
The matches on December 21 start at 9:45 a.m. and the event concludes with an awards ceremony around 4 p.m. The competition is open to the public and free of charge. To learn more about this year’s competition game, visit vexrobotics.com. For more information about programs available to students at Loveland, visit Loveland Robotics at lovelandrobotics.wixsite.com.