An 8th-11th grade robotics team, Organized Chaos (#15241-A)wins the regional 2018-2019 VEX VRC Challenge tournament and advances to the PA state competition. The group competed against 36 western PA teams at the Keystone Oaks High School Qualifier.

In the VEX Robotics Competition (VRC), presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge.  STEM concepts are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamworkleadershipcommunications, and more. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels and culminate at the VEX Robotics World Championship each April!

Organized Chaos won 1st place in the following events: 

·     Robot skills: The team posted the highest overall scores in both programming (autonomous) and driving (teleop) to win this event.  In an autonomous program, the robot moves itself on the field and carries out tasks without driver interaction. Teleop (driving) is the technical term for the remote control of a robot. In a teleop program, human operators control the movements of the robot from a distance after it has been programming to understand commands.

·       Teamwork: In teamwork, four robots are on the field at the same time as two alliance teams. They complete tasks with their robots for a combined score. Teams are randomly paired for each match and compete with different partners throughout the day. To be successful, teams strategize with each other to determine how to utilize their programming and driving talents to maximize points. After a full day of qualifying matches, Organized Chaos ended in first place and went on to win the overall tournament after final matches.

Way to go 15241-A!