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VEX Robotics State Championships Return To Manchester Community College This Weekend

Posted: February 18, 2022

Event Closed to Public due to COVID protocols, Media Invited to Attend

More than 80 elementary, middle and high school students and mentors from around New Hampshire and Vermont unite at Manchester Community College on February 19-20th for the 2021-2022 VEX Robotics Competition game, Tipping Point. The action-packed tournament will feature more than 40 teams who will compete with and against other schools in a series of back-to-back robotics challenges, with the goal of advancing to the VEX World Championship this spring.

On Saturday, February 19, Manchester Community College (MCC) will host the NH/VT State Championship VEX Robotics Competition for high school students, kicking-off a weekend of robotics events on campus. On Sunday, elementary and middle school students will compete in the VEX IQ Challenge. The teams will compete daily from 8am to 4pm.

There are more than 31,000 VEX teams from over 81 countries that participate in over 2,700 events worldwide. The season culminates each spring, with the highly anticipated VEX Robotics World Championship, uniting top qualifying teams from local, state and international VEX Robotics events to crown World Champions.

“When you mix the thrill of competition with hands-on learning and the chance to teach STEM-related skills to young people, you capture a bit of lightning in a bottle and we’re thrilled to host this event once again this year,” said Dan Larochelle, Professor of Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics at Manchester Community College.

The VEX Robotics Competition is managed by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation and serves as a vehicle for students to develop critical life skills such as teamwork, leadership, and project management, honed through building robots and competing with like-minded students from the local community. More information about the VEX Robotics Competition is available at RoboticsEducation.org, RobotEvents.com, and VEXRobotics.com.

This annual competition attracts many technology companies, hoping to plant seeds of interest that will become employee recruitment opportunities in the future. This year’s competition is made possible by the following sponsors: Northpoint Construction, NHHEU, Hitchiner Manufacturing, Superior Controls, Macy Industries, TurboCAM and the Foundation for Innovative Schools.

More information is available at www.mccnh.edu/robotics. For details on additional upcoming events, visit www.RobotEvents.com. For more information about the REC Foundation, go to www.RoboticsEducation.org.