CV Tech to Host VEX Robotics Tournament at Mustang North Middle School

CV Tech Pre-Engineering students at the Dr. Earl Cowan Campus ready their robot for a VEX Robotics competition last school year. Canadian Valley is hosting a regional tournament this weekend at Mustang North Middle School.

November 30, 2017

YUKON – Canadian Valley Technology Center is host to its first VEX Robotics regional competition on Saturday, Dec. 2.

Dozens of teams are expected for the event, which will be held at Mustang North Middle School (10901 SW 15th St.).

CV Tech’s teams for the event are comprised of high school students enrolled in Pre-Engineering from the Dr. Earl Cowan Campus and the Chickasha Campus.

VEX Robotics encourages teamwork, leadership and problem solving in group settings. The competition changes each year. This year’s game is entitled “In the Zone.” Teams will play within a 12-foot square playing field. The object of the game is to maneuver a robot to collect, move and stack pieces that loosely resemble small traffic cones.

Robots are built by students from a kit well before competitions take place. Each robot is unique. Students must design the robots to achieve tasks that will be included in competitions.

CV Tech’s Pre-Engineering students have competed in VEX Robotics tournaments for the past six years and have collected a number of honors, including an appearance at the 2014-15 VEX Robotics World Championships in Anaheim, Calif.

VEX Robotics competitions have taken place for the past 11 years. More than 10,000 teams are assembled each year, representing 32 countries. Altogether, teams play in more than 750 qualifying tournaments worldwide.

Qualifying matches begin at 10 a.m., and final rounds should start about 1:30 p.m. (ending by about 3 p.m.). The competition is free to watch.

Pre-Engineering programs offer Project Lead the Way curriculum, which provides transformative learning experiences for students and teachers. The cutting-edge curriculum empowers students to solve real-world challenges through engaging and hands-on learning projects.