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Second annual VEX Robotics competition to be held by Statler College

VEX 2023

Student teams compete at the 2023 VEX Robotics competition (WVU Photo/J. Paige Nesbit).

The Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University will host the WVU MMAE Mountaineer VEX Robotics Competition for the second year in a row, gathering student teams from across the US and Canada to design and build a robot to compete and sharpen their engineering skills. Winning teams will have the opportunity to advance to the VEX Robotics World Championship in Dallas, Texas held in April.

Story by Kaley LaQuea, Communications, Specialist
Photos by Paige Nesbit, Director of Marketing and Communications

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—

WHO: Over 70 middle, high school and university-level teams 

WHEN: February 16 - 18, 2024

Friday, Feb. 16: University competition, noon - 6 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 17: High school competition,  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 18: Middle school competition,  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

WHERE: WVU Student Recreation Center, 2001 Rec Center Dr, Morgantown, WV 26506


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 

Below is the tentative agenda for middle and high school competitions. The university competition schedule can be found on the Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering website.



8:00 AM – Doors open, inspection begins

9:00 AM – Qualification matches, judging begins

12:00 PM – Lunch

1:00 PM – Qualification matches resume

3:00 PM – Alliance selection

3:15 PM – Elimination tournament begins

4:00 PM – Closing ceremony and awards


ON-SITE MEDIA CONTACT: Julie Gruber
Outreach Coordinator
WVU Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
304-203-4002; julie.gruber@mail.wvu.edu 

or

Contact: Paige Nesbit
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
304.293.4135, Paige Nesbit


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Contact: Paige Nesbit
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
304.293.4135, Paige Nesbit

For more information on news and events in the West Virginia University Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, contact our Marketing and Communications office:

Email: EngineeringWV@mail.wvu.edu
Phone: 304-293-4135