The Vaughn College Robotics team (VCAT) hosted three Vex robotics competitions from February 10-12 in the William R. DeCota Hangar. More than 80 teams from universities, high schools, middle schools and elementary schools were in attendance for this thrilling weekend.   

The tournament kicked off with the Vex U competition on Friday featuring universities from five states and two countries. Vex U competitions provide students opportunities to apply theoretical science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) knowledge they learn in their college courses, while picking-up many of the academic and life skills necessary to excel in the workforce such as leadership and teamwork. 

On Saturday, Vaughn welcomed 50 high school teams from the surrounding areas for the VRC tournament. These competitions provide high schoolers the opportunity to showcase their design skills through project challenges by enhancing their STEM skills through the process of designing and building robots for competitions. Teams competed for ten awards that would qualify them for the regional championship scheduled for Saturday, March 11 at the College.  

The weekend concluded with the Vex IQ tournament on Sunday, February 12. More than 20 teams from elementary and middle schools competed for six awards, five of which would qualify them for the regional championships. Vex IQ competitions provide elementary and middle school students with exciting, open-ended robotics, engineering and research project challenges that enhance their STEM skills through hands-on, student-centered learning.   

To see the full list of awards below: 

Vex U competition, click here. 

VRC competition, click here. 

Vex IQ competition, click here