Photo courtesy YISD
East Point Elementary School robotics team won the Excellence Award, also known as the Superintendent’s Cup Award, at the YISD Superintendent’s Cup VEX IQ competition held last month.
The team, under the direction of Susana Medina, was one of 5o-plus teams participating in the competition.
In addition, they came in 2nd place for Robotic Skills and 2nd place for the Teamwork Challenge.
The Superintendent’s Cup is a robotics competition among all the elementary schools in Ysleta ISD. In years past, the competition consisted of different challenges.
This is the first year that the Superintendent’s Cup consisted exclusively of VEX IQ robotic challenges.
The VEX IQ Challenge Squared Away is played on a 4’x 8’ rectangular field where two robots compete in the Teamwork Challenge as an alliance in 60-second long teamwork matches, working collaboratively to score points.
Teams also compete in the Robot Skills Challenge where one robot takes the field to score as many points as possible. These matches consist of Driving Skills Matches, which is entirely driver-controlled, and Programming Skills Matches, which is autonomous with limited human interaction.
The competition was held February 22nd, and the win qualified them to compete in the Texas Region 1 VEX IQ State Championship held on March 7.