GEORGIA TECH SAVANNAH ROBOTICS COMPETITION QUALIFIES STUDENTS FOR ROBOTICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Photo of 2010 Competition SAVANNAH, Ga. (March 24, 2011) – The Second Annual Georgia Tech Savannah VEX Robotics Qualifier is March 26, 2011 at H.V. Jenkins High  School in Savannah, Ga. The event will be comprised of 28 teams from 13 schools, totaling more than 100 middle school and high school students, from around the State of Georgia. Georgia Tech Savannah holds this competition to qualify teams for the international competition while giving students the opportunity to showcase their practical robotics designs, which they have been working on throughout the school year.

Teams will compete head-to-head in both autonomous and driver-controlled situations to overcome real-world engineering scenarios. This year’s challenge is called Round-Up. It involves picking-up plastics rings, placing rings on goal posts and securing goals in order to prevent the other team from scoring. Each team will compete in one practice match and five qualifying matches. Four teams will advance to compete in the VEX Robotics World Championship, held on April 14,2011 in Kissimmee, Fla.

Photo from 2010 competition “It’s more than just a competition,” says Julie Sonnenberg-Klein, education outreach manager for Georgia Tech Savannah. “Students build self-confidence, knowledge and life skills while problem-solving like scientists and engineers.”

Admission is free and open to the public.

 

***Photos are from 2010 competition

 

Date:
Saturday, March 26, 2011

Location:
H.V. Jenkins High School
1800 East DeRenne Avenue, Savannah, Ga.
*Event will be held in the Main Gym

Schedule:
9 a.m. - Doors Open and Event Registration
10 a.m. - Event Kick-Off
10:30 a.m. - Practice Robot Runs
11:30 a.m. - Qualifying Matches
12:30 p.m. - Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. - Qualifying Matches
2:30 p.m. - Final Scoring and Alliance Selection

Schools:
Teams from the following schools/organizations will be participating:
Evans High School, Evans, Ga.; Sol C. Johnson High School, Savannah, Ga.; Gwinnett School of Math, Science and Technology, Lawrenceville, Ga.; Golden Isles Career Academy, Brunswick, Ga.; H.V. Jenkins High School, Savannah, Ga.; Georgia Tech Savannah, Savannah, Ga.; Beaufort High School, Beaufort, S.C.; Richmond Hill High School, Richmond Hill, Ga.; North Forsyth High School and North Forsyth Middle School, Cumming, Ga.; TechnoBots, Atlanta, Ga.; Carrollton High School, Carrollton, Ga.; Screven County High School, Sylvania, Ga.

Visuals:
Photo and video opportunities available throughout the competition. Media are encouraged to attend in order to obtain photos and footage of students working on and competing with their robots.

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About Georgia Tech Savannah:
The Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked the 10th best engineering and information technology university in the world by the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings and seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities, Georgia Tech has more than 20,000 students and is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Georgia Tech Savannah campus offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in mechanical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, and electrical and computer engineering.

Contact Info: 

Nikki Troxclair, APR, LEED AP
ntroxclair@gatech.edu
912-966-7913
savannah.gatech.edu