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2017 SUMO Competition May 6th

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Registration for the STEM/Robotics Competition on May 6th is now closed. If you have pre-registered and have not heard from us please send an email to:  STEMAdvancement@gmail.com

On May 6, 2017 STEM Advancement Inc, dba Mississippi Robotics, will sponsor the largest STEM/Robotics Competition in Mississippi. This event will be hosted by Nissan America in Canton, MS at the Nissan Training Center.

Mississippi Robotics trains 3rd – 12th grade students in science, technology, engineering, and math primarily in rural Mississippi.  Twice a year (Spring and Fall) they sponsor a statewide competition.  All 3rd – 12th grade students are welcome to this event.  You can view photos from the 2016 event here.  Students will compete in ten (10) STEM events of which five (5) are robotic related. Other events are related to other STEM subjects.  One Mystery Event will be revealed only when the students arrive.
Click on the event flyer to download a full-size pdf.  A $10 lunch per person will be available for purchase during on-line registration at the end of March.

Participants will compete for time or points in each event and will earn “STEM Points Coupons” that they can redeem for prizes.




The Registration Fee is FREE, however, space is limited and a large # of participants are expected.  Register early to guarantee a spot in the competition. Early registration is by age group and there is no commitment. It helps us plan for the # of participants. Final Registration will begin near the end of March. New registration will close April 1, 2017.


Early Registration Below.


Please be prepared to register your exact # of students by name and a photo of their robot by the end of March.

There will be a SUMO  Workshop on April 1, 2017. The SUMO Workshop is designed to give the participants experience in driving their SUMO robot and to see the other robots. The Workshop will be in Mendenhall, MS and will be from 9am – 3pm.  Lunch will be provided for $10.  Workshop information has been sent to all coaches that pre-registered. If you pre-registered and did not receive Workshop information please email:  STEMAdvancement@gmail.com .  If you wish to pre-register continue below and fill in the form.


RULES SUMMARY (official detailed rules will be available by March 1st)
1. Teams shall consists of two students.

2. All ground vehicles remote-controlled are allowed. This includes robots and R/C cars or custom vehicles.

3. Vehicles sizes shall be as follows:

3rd – 5th  12″ x 12″ x 12″ maximum
6th – 8th  (small robot) 14″ x 14″ x 14″ maximum
6th – 8th (large robot) 18″ x 18″ x 18″ maximum
9th – 12th  (small robot) 14″ x 14″ x 14″ maximum
9th – 12th (large robot) 18″ x 18″ x 18″ maximum
All robots can expand after the match starts.

4. Based on age group and robot size the play fields are 6′ x 6′, 10′ x 10′, or 12′ x 12′.

5. Vehicles cannot have any sharp edges. They can have duct tape, wood, cardboard, paper, plastic, etc.

6. Sumo rules: 30 points when your opponent is disabled. 20 points when your opponent is pushed off the mat. Other points are possible.

7. Math: Each student will do a math problem at the competition using their best math practices.

8. Science: Students will observe four (4) science demonstrations and answer questions on each.

9. Other events:  Fix-It Troubleshooting, Sprint Speed, Obstacle course, etc.


IMPORTANT:  We need about 75 volunteers and helpers for this event. If you are going to be there and/or just want to volunteer to help we can use you. No technical skills are involved. Our volunteer signup website is here.
Thank you to all coaches, parents, students, and helpers.  You are all appreciated.
Mississippi Robotics