Hawaii Teams and Event Partners - November Update

November 4, 2019


The weekend of November 8-11 saw Hawaii host the Pan Pacific Championships Signature Events. I had the opportunity to attend these events and see first-hand the great level of competition the Hawaii robotics community brings to the world stage. Thank you to our Event Partner, Glenn Lee, his team of volunteers at Waialua Robotics, Art and Rene Kimura, the volunteer judges, Maddie Cabuslay and all the teams that participated in this event.

Here are the updates for Hawaii:

The Community Award

Google is sponsoring the Community Award Online Challenge for VEX Robotics Competition teams that have made a positive impact on STEM education opportunities in their community. VRC middle school, VRC high school and VEX U teams are eligible to apply. The Award will recognize the broader impact of teams and programs, and provide the winning teams the opportunity to attend VEX Worlds 2020.

Online Challenges

This is a reminder that the Online Challenges are open and will close on January 12, 2020. The Online Challenges are optional for teams, but are a fun and unique opportunity for students to demonstrate their creative dexterity in a variety of areas.

Reminder: Skills Runs at Events

Events running Skills Challenges must offer exactly three (3) Driver and three (3) Programming Skills Challenge attempts. Events may not give teams more than this number of attempts. Please review the Qualifying Criteria for additional questions.

Student-Centered Policy

The REC Foundation is focused on student-centered programs, and adults have an important role in ensuring that they maintain an appropriate role as coaches and mentors. Please review the Student-Centered Policy and discuss it with your team.


Steve Rummell 

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