We are in the homestretch of VEX robotics events which will culminate in Colorado with the state Championships. There is no charge to drop in and watch, but volunteering is more fun. No experience necessary. We have roles for ages 8 through adults. Children 8-14 need to attend with a parent.
Here are the remaining VEX Highrise and VEX IQ Skyrise events. Volunteers generally arrive at 7:30 am with load-out around 4. Go to www.robotevents.com and put Colorado in the upper right search box to see event specifics.
At least Ten teams will qualify for the VEX World Championships for 2015. Four teams for High School; One for Middle School; and Five for Elementary School teams. The 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship will take place April 15-18, 2015, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
|Date||volunteer sign up||Event||Location|
|2/28/15||www.action-works.org/volunteer||Colorado High School VEX Championship||Mountain View High 3500 Mountain Lion Dr Loveland|
|3/7/15||www.action-works.org/volunteer||Colorado Middle School VEX Championship||Bill Reed Middle Sch 370 West 4th St. Loveland|
|3/7/15||www.action-works.org/volunteer||Colorado VEX IQ Championship||Bill Reed Middle Sch 370 West 4th St. Loveland|
This is an active season in Colorado for VEX. With 16 different events... this is the largest year in Colorado VEX history.
The following dates have events:
The Honor by Design Award celebrates the teams the demonstrate who are:
Honest - Do "what's right" when no one is looking.
Competitive - Always give your best. Be humble in victory and gracious in defeat. Be respectful of your teammates, coaches and mentors, competitors, judges and spectators.
Collaborative - Act in the best interest of the team's goals and be supportive of each other. Share knowledge, tools and parts with other teams.
Leader - Encourage, praise, involve, and constructively challenge your teammates.
Professional - Works hard, determined, overcomes obstacles and is well trained and acts in a professional manner.
The award winners so far in the Skyrise season are:
Nov 22, 2014 - 1069F Livewire
Jan 17, 2015 - 3946R Sun Devils
Jan 31, 2015 - 979A Inspector Gadget
Feb 21, 2015 - 1069E Critical Mass
Who will win at the State Championships Feb 28 (HS) and Mar 7 (MS)?
Colorado Teams Once Again Show the World Our Students Are Competitive
Loveland, Colorado – April 26, 2014 – Ten Colorado teams were among 760 teams from 26 countries competing in Anaheim, California April 23-26. The 2014 VEX Robotics World Competition brought together 15,000 participants from 26 countries. Two teams from Kent Denver, a team of Berthoud High students, and a community team from Boulder brought home 7 trophies.
Action Works is a 501(c)(3) Educational non-profit. We are able to do what we do thanks to hundreds of great volunteers and donations. Our funding comes from individuals that designate their United Way donations to Action Works, direct donations, fees for events, and great companies such as Woodward Inc. and Otter Box (Otter Cares). In addition to classes and robotics competitions we are hard at work on Youth Maker opportunities, interactive exhibits, maker spaces for adults and kids, and Maker Faires. Be a part of the fun through volunteering (www.action-works.org/volunteer) and/or tax-deductible financial support. We take donations at this weblink via PayPal.