The ninth annual South Central Pennsylvania Robotics Competition will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019. See details below for the schedule and location information.
Please note that preregistration for student competitors is strongly encouraged. There is a $5 registration fee per student. The pregistration deadline is November 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm. This registration process will help in the planning for food and t-shirts for competitors. Same day registration will be available.
Click here in order to register a student and pay the $5 registration fee
by credit card.
To pay the registration fee by check, please email the student's name, school, a contact email address, and a check for $5 to:
Dr. Aldo Morales
Penn State Harrisburg
777 West Harrisburg Pike, Olmsted 256
Middletown, PA 17057
There are a limited number of need-based scholarships available for students. Please contact Dr. Aldo Morales to request a scholarship.
This year's competition will include a VEX exhibition. VEX is a nationally recognized robotics competition. Each team participating in the VEX competition can only compete with ONE robot no larger than 24” X 24” X 24”. Multiple teams per school are allowed to compete. For this VEX Robotics Challenge, schools do NOT need to be an officially registered VEX team. Our challenge at Penn State Harrisburg is NOT an official VEX qualifying event, it is more like an exhibition for students to refine their VEX skills. Since we will follow the official VEX rules and build a single robot that conforms to the VEX requirements, teams could reuse parts of their robot for other VEX tournaments around the country. The VEX competition will consist of two challenges: 1) robot skills challenge and 2) a unique autonomous 60-second task announced on the day of the event.
For questions about this pilot competition, please contact Dr. Tyler Love, firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The competition will be in the Educational Activities Building North at Penn
State Harrisburg,the building
labeled "B2" in this campus map. Parking will be free on the day of the
competition in the lot to the south of the library
(the building labeled "L")
and in the lot next to the Swatara building
( the building labeled "D").
The competition will be in the Educational Activities Building North at Penn State Harrisburg,the building labeled "B2" in this campus map. Parking will be free on the day of the competition in the lot to the south of the library (the building labeled "L") and in the lot next to the Swatara building ( the building labeled "D").
|8:15am-8:30am||Student Check-in and Contest Overview|
|8:30am-11:30||Competition Round 1|
|11:45am-12:45pm||Lunch and Preparation for Competition Round 2|
|12:45pm-1:00pm||Competition Round 2|
The generosity of all of our sponsors funds not only the competition itself. It also allows us to provide free robot kits to local schools and student mentors from Penn State to help groups at local middle schools and high schools learn to use the robots. Teachers, school administrators, or teams coaches, who would like to receive a robot kit should contact Dr. Aldo Morales.