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The 4th Annual IndyVRC was a fantastic success! On January 23rd-24th, 2016 over 160 teams competed for trophies, scholarships, and internship opportunities in addition to bragging rights. Dozens of sponsors, hundreds of volunteers, and thousands of spectators rallied to bring this event to students across the city – at no cost to families or coaches.
The IndyVRC provides a space for students to work alongside industry professionals to design, build, and program a robot to compete in an exciting atmosphere. We believe IndyVRC is an expression of our community’s commitment to cultivating early interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Together, we can make a lasting and significant impact and ignite a passion for STEM learning in our students.
VRC Division Awards
Excellence Award: Irvington Preparatory Academy – Team 8123
Tournament Champions: Bishop Chatard High School – Team 5690B, Heritage Christian High School – Team 6210, and Heritage Christian High School – Team 6210X
Design Award: Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory Academy – Team 5870
Energy Award: Franklin Central High school – Team 7282D
Innovate Award: Horizon Christian – Team 317A
Judges’ Award: Covenant Christian – Team 7368W
Programming Skills Champion: Heritage Christian School – Team 6210X
Robot Skills Champion: Irvington Preparatory Academy – Team 8123
Sportsmanship Award: Perry Meridian High School – Team 8246
Middle School VEX IQ Awards
Excellence Award: Heritage Christian – Team 6210A
Teamwork Champions: Heritage Christian – Teams 6210M and Team 6210A
Design Award: Franklin Township East – Team 20048
Energy Award: Franklin Township West – Team 20364
Judges’ Award: Guion Creek Middle School – Team 48466
Robot Skills Champion: Heritage Christian School – Team 6210A
Programming Skills Champion: Heritage Christian School – Team 6210A
Sportsmanship Award: Fall Creek Valley Middle School – Team 1024F
Elementary School VEX IQ Awards
Excellence Award: St. Thomas Aquinas – Team 10075
Teamwork Champions: Sycamore School – Team 10990 and Lowell Elementary School – Team 11121
Design Award: Paramount School of Excellence – Team 10477
Judges’ Award: IPS 15 Thomas D. Gregg – Team 11065
Sportsmanship Award: IPS 44 Riverside – Team 10270
The IndyVRC is for school-based teams only. Elementary schools participate in the VEX IQ division, as are middle school teams unless they have chosen to provide their own equipment and participate in the VRC division. All high schools compete in the VRC division. Check out Robotics Education for resources to help you get started.
The Mayor’s goal is for every school in Indianapolis to participate. We do this by covering event fees and providing kits and parts to all of our teams. We rely on our valuable community partners to come together and help make this happen. Learn how your organization can invest in our city’s students and help them gain valuable STEM experiences.
Questions? Contact Stephanie Bothun to find out how your company or business can get invest in our students today!
Thanks to our current sponsors!
TechPoint Foundation for Youth selected Gregory A. Ballard, Mayor of Indianapolis, as the 2015 Bridge Builder Award recipient. The Bridge Builder Award is given to an individual, program, or organization that has transformed technology education for Indiana’s students who are typically underrepresented in STEM fields, including girls, minorities, and students from low-income backgrounds. Mayor Ballard received this award in recognition of his vision, commitment, and steadfast pursuit of providing all students in Indianapolis with an opportunity to meaningfully engage in robotics education. Watch his interview below!