Tri-C/YTA partnered with Cleveland State University to conduct the 2011 Greater Cleveland VEX Robotics regional competition on Saturday, March 5, at the CSU Wolstein Center. A total of 36 area teams, including 10 teams representing YTA, participated in this year’s tournament, one of hundreds of such events taking place around the world.
This year’s game is VEX Round Up. Students, with guidance from their teachers and mentors, use innovative robotics technology to address each year’s challenge and work together in strategic allilances to score the most points. In addition to having a great time and building amazing robots, participation in the VEX Robotics Competition helps students learn teamwork and other valuable life skills.
As a winner of the Cleveland VEX competition on March 5, the YTA/CMSD Max Hayes High School VEX team has won the opportunity to compete in the VEX Robotics World Championship, to be held on April 14-16, 2011, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort, near Orlando, Florida. The three-day championship event has been scheduled to coincide with National Robotics Week and will bring together top middle school, high school and college robotics teams from around the world to celebrate their accomplishments.
The VEX Robotics Competition is the largest and fastest growing middle and high school robotics program globally, with more than 2,600 teams from 20 countries playing in over 200 tournaments worldwide. Local VEX Robotics Competition events are being held in many different cities, states and countries. Events are held worldwide and are being added every week.
For information about the VEX Robotics platform, visit www.vexrobotics.com.