Our students at the SRA attend a wide range of competitions organised by us. Our competition fields and large classrooms allow for a venue for these competitions to take place.
VEX ROBOTICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
The VEX world championship brings together qualifying teams from the three VEX Robotics programs; the VEX IQ Challenge (elementary and middle school), VEX Robotics Competition (middle school and high school), and VEX U (college), for a celebration of the robotics community and to crown World Champions. The event is held in Dallas, TX in the United States.
VEX IQ NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Teams 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 will be entirely driver controlled, and Programming Skills Matches, which will be autonomous with limited human interaction.
VEX EDR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Two teams compete in the Alliance Challenge where both robots aim to score higher than the opposing Alliance. The matches consist of a fifteen second Autonomous Period, followed by a one minute and forty-five second Driver Controlled Period.
OXFORD UNIVERSITY COMPUTING CHALLENGE
The Oxford University Computing Challenge (OUCC) is a two-round online competition that uses students' skills further to produce programmed solutions to computational thinking problems.
AUSTRALIAN INFORMATICS OLYMPIAD
The AIO is an open national computer programming competition held annually. Students write short computer programs to solve six problems that vary in difficulty. The competition does not test computer literacy or knowledge but is focused on problem solving through programming skills.
NASA SPACE STATION PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE
The NASA Space Station Robotics Programming Challenge is run by NASA to help automate tasks for astronauts in space.
Students will use Java to create Android applications for a robot in the International Space Station to perform a variety of tasks whilst competing with teams from around the world.