CHANTILLY, VA. — Wawasee’s Iron Pride Robotics teams 574C (Evan Rassi, Taylor Fiedeke and Evan Brower) and 574D (Noah Beckner, Jack Collins, Wesley Hays and Nathan Smith) have been invited to participate in the signature event “Night At The Museum” Jan. 31-Feb. 1, held at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Virginia. The Night at the Museum VEX Robotics Tournament is the most exclusive robotics tournament in the world and attendance is by invitation only.
In order to secure an invite, a team must have won a tournament championship, an excellence award or a skills award, and even then consideration is only given to teams in the top rankings on the global leader board.
Night At The Museum is an invitational of the 60 top robotics teams from around the world competing for top honors and three teams will qualify for the VEX Robotics World Championship in April. Teams qualify for the tournament by winning the excellence award, tournament champions, design award or robot skills award.
“We are very proud of the level of competition these two teams have attained,” said head coach Jed Wandland. “They have worked hard to get here and securing this invitation is an incredible achievement!”
574D Immortal is ranked second in the state, and 574C Centurion is ranked sixth in the state.
Event live stream is available at livestream.novastem.us/natm.