Chemeketa to host VEX Robotics State Finale March 9 & 10
Tournament determines which Oregon teams will head to the national championships

Salem, Ore., Feb. 21, 2018 — On Friday & Saturday, March 9 & 10, Chemeketa Community College will host the VEX Robotics Oregon State Championship.

Held in the Building 7 Gym on the Salem campus, this public event will feature participants demonstrating their robot construction, technical skills and teamwork abilities. Eighty-two middle and high school teams from across Oregon will compete to qualify for the VEX Robotics World Championship in Louisville, KY this April.

Oregon VEX Robotics began 12 years ago with the goal of engaging students in the field of robotics. Since then, the program has grown from six teams to more than 107 from across the state competing November-March to earn a spot at the state championship.

Chemeketa is a supporter of VEX, encouraging all schools and students to become part of the solution of the growing need for robotics technicians. The college has been involved with robotics since the mid-‘80s and recently launched a two-year Robotics degree covering multiple aspects of robotics including design, construction, maintenance and programming.

Friday, March 9
5-6:30 pm Venue opens to teams; robot inspections
6-9 pm Qualifying Rounds

Saturday, March 10
8- 10:30 am Venue opens; technical interviews/skills challenge; Chemeketa campus tours
10:30 am Official welcome
11 am-2 pm Qualifying rounds
2:30-4 pm Elimination rounds
4:15 pm Awards ceremony

To learn more about the event, contact Beth Dorais at 503.399.5293

Greg Harris
Marketing Director
Chemeketa Community College

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