Clear Creek ISD made history by hosting the first UIL Robotics 2023 VEX Pilot State Championship at the CCISD Robotics Event Center.
The VEX Robotics Competition, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation (RECF), is the largest and fastest growing middle school and high school robotics program globally. For the last two seasons, CCISD hosted “Proof of Concept” events for the University Interscholastic League (UIL) to be considered as a State Championship location.
“It is amazing to be trusted by the UIL to host their very first ever championship in the two-year pilot phase of the program,” said CCISD Robotics and Engineering Program Manager James Jobe. “It has been a great privilege to work with Robotics Education and Competition Foundation with the support of the Texas Workforce Commission.”
The top 84 teams, representing every UIL Division from 1A to 6A, competed for the top trophies at State.
Clear Brook High School’s 3118B Astrobots and Clear Springs High School’s 2344A Bolt Bots were both State Finalists in the 6A division. The Bolt Bots team was also named as the Robot Skills Champion.
“I am very proud of our students and sponsors for the work they have put in,” said Jobe. “We also feel very fortunate to provide this space for Robotics teams throughout the region and state to compete at.”
The CCISD Robotics Event Center is the largest dedicated VEX competition facility of its kind in the United States. Renovations finished at the District’s Learner Support Center (LSC) in the fall of 2021.
“We hope to be able to work with UIL, RECF and TWC in the future to continue to host this event,” said Jobe. “This is just one more example of what makes the Robot Event Center at the LSC the premiere place for VEX Robotics Competition events in the state.”