Loveland Robotics is hosting two tournaments during the 2018-19 season

December 22 and January 5

Loveland, Ohio – Loveland Robotics is hosting two tournaments during the 2018-19 season.

The first is the Loveland Robotics VEX Holiday Tournament on December 22, 2018, and it is a VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) Tournament for Middle School and High School VEX teams. Forty teams from across Ohio can sign will compete to advance to the Ohio Vex Robotics Championship. It will take place at Loveland High School with matches starting around 9 AM. Loveland has 4 high school VEX teams and 3 middle school VEX teams that will be participating in the tournament.

VEX Robotics is a competitive robotics program, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, for middle schools, high schools and colleges around the world. The VEX Robotics Design System is used in many classrooms around the world. There are currently more than 10,000 teams from 32 countries participating in more than 750 VEX Robotics Competition events worldwide. The competition season culminates each Spring, with the laudable VEX Robotics World Championship event, uniting top qualifying teams from local, state and international VEX Robotics Competitions. 

The second tournament Loveland Robotics is hosting is the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Cincinnati District Tournament on January 5, 2019. It is hosted by the two Loveland teams, FTC Teams, Team 10464 The Bionic Tigers and Team 5040 Nuts & Bolts to help promote STEM in our community. The FLL District tournament is a second level tournament for teams who have advanced from a regional qualifying tournament. Thirty teams of students in grade 4-9 from across the area will be competing, and the top teams will advance to the Ohio FLL Championship.

FIRST, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders by engaging them in four exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded capacities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. The sequence of FIRST programs in the United States begins with the FIRST LEGO League Jr. program serving elementary school-aged youth (ages 6-9), followed by the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) program serving primarily middle school-aged youth (ages 9-14), the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) serving grades 7-12, and FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), serving high school-aged youth (grades 9-12). In the 2018 FIRST Longitudinal Study, FIRST reported that over 515,000 young people participated in its programs on more than 59,000 teams, competing in more than 2,900 tournaments worldwide.

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