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Alcoa Foundation VEX Novice Program
Managed By
Ivy Tech Community College - Southwest
Evansville, Indiana

General Information:

The Alcoa Foundation and Ivy Tech Community College's VEX Novice program is focused on getting young people involved in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics training (STEM). A large part of the effort is directed towards young people who may not normally be attracted to STEM training. We hope to use their interest in robots, building things, and staying stimulated to spark their interest and hook them into STEM.

The Program:

The VEX Novice program starts with an adult advisor who will commit to attending the free training, will commit to managing to the use of the VEX kit, and act as an advisor/coach to novice young people.

Advisors are encouraged to bring their novice teams back to our "Open" VEX events in the fall of each year. (A VEX event may be in the form of a competition, science fair, or open house.)

If circumstances prevent an advisor from returning with a new novice team in a subsequent year, the VEX kit can be returned to Ivy Tech for distribution to a new advisor with no penalties, fines or problem. Our main objective is to expose as many young people to STEM as possible over the life of the Alcoa Foundation grant.

The Grant:

The Alcoa Foundation grant is funding at a level to provide free training and VEX kits for 14 novice groups per year in 2012, 2013, and 2014. The Ivy Tech Foundation is funding the VEX Novice spring events for 2012 through 2015. Qualifying organizations need to be operating in Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Perry, Pike, Spencer, Vanderburgh, or Warrick counties in Indiana.

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Novice Competition:

Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

Competition Day Agenda:

7:00 - 8:30 a.m.    Team check-in, photos, and robot inspection.
8:30 - 8:45 a.m.    Welcome in the Vectren Auditorium
8:45 - 10:45 a.m.    Competition Phase 1
10:45 - 11:45 a.m.    Lunch
11:45 - 1:45 p.m.   Competition Phase 2  
1:45 - 2:00 p.m.    Awards ceremony in the Vectren Auditorium

If we are ahead of schedule, the times will be pulled ahead.