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Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Roanoke

IEEE SouthEastCon Student Hardware Competition

Virginia Tech


Virginia Tech and VMI
SoutheastCon Robotics Teams

Each year, Region 3 of IEEE hosts a student competition in robotics where the student branches of IEEE at Virginia Tech and VMI compete with other colleges and universities in the Southeast.

The 2014 competition was held at the University of Kentucky. Each team will be giving a presentation on their design strategies, how they built their robots, and how their robots performed in the competition.

Teams will build a robot that operates on a simulated basketball court. The robot must follow three lines with randomly positioned shooting blocks and then fire a dart while positioned on top of the shooting block. Winners will be decided by number of points earned by completing goals.

VMI Team: James Devens, Jonas Goins, Leon Peng, John Kim, Justin Vietinghoff, John DiCiero, Ike Hilmoe, Jeremy Swiney (Technical Lead), Kyle Corwin (Project Manager)
Faculty Advisor: COL Dan Barr

VT Team
To be announced.

Meeting Details:

Thursday April 17, 2014
Social: 6:30 PM
Dinner: 7:00 PM
Talk: 8:00 PM

Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions (vegetarian, dairy or gluten allergy, etc)

Holiday Inn – Roanoke

3315 Ordway Drive NW
Roanoke, VA 24017

Directions to Holiday Inn – Roanoke:
From I-581, take exit 3W Hershberger Rd. Turn right at the first traffic light (near WDBJ-7 TV studios and Zaxby’s Chicken) onto Ordway Drive. Continue past Big Lots and the Holiday Inn is on the right.

Continuing Education
One Continuing Education Credit will be awarded for this meeting. Please see Joel Donahue at the meeting to sign up for the credit.

RSVP by 5 PM, Monday, April 14, 2014.
Please specify the number of attendees and any dietary needs/restrictions

George Williams,

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