See how one robot can change the course of a student’s life
In the VEX Robotics Competition, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels and culminate at the VEX Robotics World Championship each April!
The RoboDawgs believe that every student should have a very hands-on part on each team so team sizes are kept small (3-4 students per team). The RoboDawgs program includes three separate high school VEX organizations as students enter and participate in the program through one of those three means.:
The VEX 2019-2020 game, Tower Takeover, was unveiled last April at the 2018 World Championship. Link to the Game Manual/Rules.
The 2019-2020 VEX schedule is still being finalized. Practices/Open build times will be set by each team’s captain and will vary based on each team’s availability. Leagues will start in late September/early October. Each team will sign up for league play nights based on their desired schedule. Leagues will be in Grandville, Caledonia, Hudsonville, and Jenison.
The 2019-2020 VEX tournament schedule:
October 19: Grandville Robotics & Engineering Center (REC)
November 2: Hudsonville Tournament
November 9: Grandville Fall Tournament – Grandville Middle School
December 7: Grandville Holiday Tournament – Grandville High School
January 11: Jenison Tournament
Other potential tournaments:
November 19 & 20: West Michigan VRC Mega League Finals – Robotics & Engineering Center (REC)
October 26: Monroe, MI
December 14: Cranbrook
January 24 – 25: Kalahari Signature Event
January 31 – February 1: Night at the Museum Signature Event – Air and Space Museum
February 1: Jenison Winter Tournament
February 8: MCCC/Knaubusch Winter Tournament
February 23 (Sunday): State Championship @ Michigan State University
April 22-25: VEX Robotics World Championship in Louisville, KY