New to VEX IQ..

We are looking into bringing VEX IQ into my school. I am looking for contacts in the Atlanta Metro Area, GA. We are looking for other schools that are using it to get some advice.
We would be using it with students starting in grades 4-8.
Among other things I am wondering of where competitions are, is the research paper a required component for VEX IQ?
Thanks

You might start by contacting your VEX competition regional manager: Matt Conroy at matt_conroy@roboticseducation.org, 321-257-8263. Have fun this season!