MCC to host VEX Robotics State Championship competition on Feb. 18

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Big Meaty Claw is one of four teams from Trinity High School in Saturday’s competition.


MANCHESTER – The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation has chosen Manchester Community College (MCC) to host the Robotics State Championship for New Hampshire and Vermont. The event is expected to attract 40 teams with students from middle and high school competing in the VEX Robotics Competition. These teams will be competing for 6 invitations to the VEX Robotics World Championship in April.

“Manchester Community College has seen the growth and increased interest in robotics engineering programs on a local level and we are thrilled to support our students’ interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by organizing the VEX Robotics State Championship,” says Dan Larochelle, Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics Professor, at Manchester Community College. “These competitions inspire young minds and expand opportunities for students to explore careers in this field.”

For a full schedule of events, click here.  Competition will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

The REC Foundation’s programs are among the largest and fastest growing in the world. Numerous events statewide will be added in the coming years, offering students more opportunities to compete locally.

“Robotics engineering programs naturally engage and inspire students to pursue STEM subjects and careers and we are committed to providing students access to exciting and challenging competition experience, like the VEX Robotics Competition, to accommodate their growing interest,” said Jason Morrella, president of the REC Foundation.

The New Hampshire/Vermont State Championship is one of a series of VEX Robotics Competitions taking place internationally throughout the year. The VEX Competitions are among the world’s fastest growing competitive robotics programs, with more than 16,000 teams from more than 40 countries that participate in more than 1,300 competitions worldwide. The competition season culminates each spring, with the VEX Robotics World Championship.

For details on events, please visit www.RobotEvents.com, a resource for teams and event partners to register and share updates from their robotics competitions. The REC Foundation seeks to increase student interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by engaging students in hands-on, sustainable and affordable curriculum-based robotics engineering programs across the U.S. and internationally. The REC Foundation develops partnerships with K-12 education, higher education, government, industry, and the non-profit community to achieve this work so that one day these programs will become accessible to all students and all schools in all communities. For more information on the REC Foundation, visit www.RoboticsEducation.org.

The current team list:

40A The Blue Meanie Trinity High School Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
40B Big Meaty Claw Trinity High School Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
40C Hot Tuna Trinity High School Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
40D Biggie Cheese Trinity High School Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
40E Little Meaty Trinity High School Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
40K The Flying Burrito Trinity High School Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
134A Team Discovery – Alpha Pembroke Academy Pembroke, New Hampshire, United States
134B Team Discovery – Bravo Pembroke Academy Pembroke, New Hampshire, United States
134C Team Discovery – Charlie Pembroke Academy Pembroke, New Hampshire, United States
134D Team Discovery – Delta Pembroke Academy Pembroke, New Hampshire, United States
134E Team Discovery – Echo Pembroke Academy Pembroke, New Hampshire, United States
134F Team Discovery – Foxtrot Pembroke Academy Pembroke, New Hampshire, United States
134G Team discovery -Golf Pembroke Academy Pembroke, New Hampshire, United States
134H Team Discovery – Hotel Pembroke Academy Pembroke, New Hampshire, United States
134J Team Discovery – Juliet Pembroke Academy Pembroke, New Hampshire, United States
134K Team Discovery -Kilo Pembroke Academy Pembroke, New Hampshire, United States
134M Team Discovery – Mike Pembroke Academy Pembroke, New Hampshire, United States
241A A-Team Pinkerton Academy Derry, New Hampshire, United States
241C Challenger Pinkerton Academy Derry, New Hampshire, United States
241D Driven Pinkerton Academy Derry, New Hampshire, United States
241E EEEEE Pinkerton Academy Derry, New Hampshire, United States
241F Final Frontier Pinkerton Academy Derry, New Hampshire, United States
603A Belmont High School Belmont High School Belmont, New Hampshire, United States
603B Belmont High School Belmont High School Belmont, New Hampshire, United States
603C Belmont High School Belmont High School Belmont, New Hampshire, United States
3499B The 3499th Battalion Oyster River High School Durham, New Hampshire, United States
4777A Nashua Christian Robotics Nashua Christian High School Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
4777D Nashua Christian Robotics Nashua Christian High School Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
4886A Aperture Science Thetford Academy Thetford, Vermont, United States
4886B Black Mesa Thetford Academy Thetford, Vermont, United States
5076A WMS Robotics The White Mountain School Bethlehem, New Hampshire, United States
5106A Kennett Coders-Alphaprise Kennett High School North Conway, New Hampshire, United States
5106B Kennett Coders – Bravo Kennett High School North Conway, New Hampshire, United States
5106C Kennett Coders -Checkmate Kennett High School North Conway, New Hampshire, United States
5106E Kennett Coders -Excalibur Kennett High School North Conway, New Hampshire, United States
5106Z Kennett Coders – Zephyr Kennett High School North Conway, New Hampshire, United States
8232 TechnoMagic Legacy of Learning 4-H Club Pelham, New Hampshire, United States
10103A Untitled 1 Untitled 1 Goffstown, New Hampshire, United States
99401A Exeter Robohawks Exeter High School Robotics Club Exeter, New Hampshire, United States
99416 Tiara Nova The Derryfield School Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

Manchester Community College is part of the Community College System of New Hampshire, and offers more than 60 associate degree and certificate programs including: Art and Design; Automotive Technology; Business; Computer Science; Construction Technologies (includes Electrical Technology, HVAC and Welding); Education; Healthcare and Wellness; Liberal Arts; and STEM. MCC also offers professional and workforce development, and customized corporate training. For more information, visit www.mccnh.edu.

 

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