Mars Challenge

Aspire2050 and robotify

Leave Zoom. Join Us On Mars.

Ecosystem peers have challenged your students to a Virtual Robotics competition.

Deploy a fun, easy to use solution on Robotify this Spring and Summer season.

Students, grades 5-8, will learn about robotics and computer science by coding AXEL, a virtual Robot roaming Mars, scoring points and moving up the leaderboard.

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No Robotics Hardware Needed.

The competition will take place in a browser and can work from any device, including Chromebooks or Tablets. Basic internet access is the only requirement.

Unlimited Teams with Licenses from April – Sept.

For only $2,500 Ecosystems can sponsor an unlimited number of teams to compete. Each team should be 3 students and 1 coach.

All Coaches Welcomed

Coaches with no prior coding experience are welcomed and encouraged. Professional Development is included.

Each student on the winning team will receive $1,000!

Each participating Ecosystem will have access to the Robotify EDU platform for an unlimited number of students for 6 months. This includes the classroom software license and accompanying professional development.


When:

Ecosystem teams can enroll through the end of April 2021.

Coaches will receive a PD session and can hold practices during May and June, with the competition taking place in late July.

A BONUS FROM THE REC FOUNDATION!

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Our partners at the REC Foundation are offering a unique opportunity for Ecosystems High School students – providing free enrollment to VRAD, a virtual drone gaming platform.

Teams will learn to code virtual drones in Python on Mars, all summer long…and then compete in a Global competition event next FALL!

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No Robotics Hardware Needed.

The competition will take place in a browser and can work from any device, including Chromebooks or Tablets. Basic internet access is the only requirement.

Enter Your Teams Fast

We have a limited number of entries to include in your overall sponsorship. Teams of3 students + 1 coach will be allocated first come first serve.

All Coaches Welcomed

Coaches will receive a comprehensive rulebook for VRAD and can begin practice during April.

In September, a full competition season of VRAD will launch, your teams will compete to move up a Global Leaderboard


When:

Ecosystem teams can enroll in VRAD from April 1, 2021 to May 1, 2021

For more information and game rules on VRAD please visit:
https://www.roboticseducation.org/vrad/

Be sure to register your High School teams with Ecosystems to take advantage of the offer

WHO:

Ecosystem leaders can register for their entire community. Individual leaders within a community are also able to register. Please ensure your Ecosystem leader knows you are registering. Leaders registering should be in communication around the final invoice.

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