February 16 – Robotics Workshop 6pm at FEAST
February 17 – Robotics Tournament
8am – 3pm at FEAST
Mark your calendars for February 16 & 17 when FEAST will host two exciting events. Ever wondered how your child can get involved in competitive robotics? Please join us for a robotics demonstration on February 16. You’ll have the opportunity to see both the VEX IQ ( for elementary and middle school) and VEX VRC ( for middle school and high school) competitive robotics platforms. We’ll have exciting robots to watch in action as they navigate their fields in search of success. The demonstration will be followed by a Q & A session where experienced coaches and team members will answer questions.
On the following day, February 17, you won’t want to miss the inaugural FEAST VEX VRC robotics tournament. More than 18 high school robotics teams from around the state of Texas will compete for spots to the South Texas Regional Championship. The tournament will feature cool robots going head to head in straight on competition where the winner takes all and anything can happen. Doors open at 8am with matches projected to begin by 10:30am. Event will run until around 3pm. Come on by and watch the robot action!
More About the VEX Robotics Competition…
The VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) is the largest and fasted growing educational robotics competition for middle school through college-aged students in the world. Each year, an exciting challenge is presented in the form of a game. Students, with the guidance of their coaches and mentors, build innovative robots and compete year-round in a variety of match types. Last year, the season saw over 11,000 teams from more than 40 countries take the field, a number that continues to rise every year. Thousands of official competitions offered annually in all 50 states and over 40 countries enable students to compete wherever they may come from. Besides hands-on engineering expertise, a competitive environment instinctively instills other life skills such as teamwork, perseverance, communication, project management, and critical thinking. VEC EDR also brings programming to life using the specialized ROBOTC language. ROBOTC teaches key programming skills that easily transition to the real world providing valuable fluency with the programming environments used in the computer science industries.