Green Bay, WI – More than 360 leading high school students and mentors, from the United States including California, Illinois, South Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Florida, Tennessee, Montana, Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia, Texas, and Wisconsin as well as one team from Santander, Columbia, will unite at the Lambeau Field Atrium on February 2-3 for the 2022-2023 VEX Robotics Competition game, SPIN UP.
This action-packed tournament will feature 72 teams who will compete with and against other schools in a series of back-to-back robotics challenges. Participants will compete for the championship title by strategically executing the 2022-2023 game, driving robots they designed, built, and programmed using VEX EDR Robotics Platform. Teams will be competing for various awards including an invitation to the VEX Robotics World Championships in Dallas, April 25-27.
The event is open to the public with competitions scheduled to run on Thursday, February 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. and Friday, February 3 from 9:15 a.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m.
The Northeast Wisconsin VEX Challenge is hosted by Fox Valley Competitive Robotics, Inc. Fox Valley Competitive Robotics, Inc. is a non-profit whose mission is to promote STEM education through competitive robotics throughout the state of Wisconsin.
This event is known as a Signature Event and is one of a series of tournaments taking place internationally throughout the year. VEX Competitions are recognized as the largest and fastest-growing competitive robotics program for elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and college-aged students around the world. There are more than 23,000 VEX teams from over 61 countries that participate in over 2,500 events worldwide. The season culminates each spring, with the highly-anticipated VEX Robotics World Championship, uniting top qualifying teams from local, state, and international VEX Robotics events to crown World Champions.
The 2021-2022 World Championship for College Students was won by the Wiscobots from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville consisting of 6 students, 5 of whom were from the greater Fox Valley and had competed in VEX Robotics since Middle School.
The VEX Robotics Competition is managed by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation and serves as a vehicle for students to develop critical life skills such as teamwork, leadership and project management, honed through building robots and competing with like-minded students from the local community. More information about the VEX Robotics Competition is available at RoboticsEducation.org, RobotEvents.com, and VEXRobotics.com.