USPTO Mid-Atlantic regional

Hello All!

My name is Josef and I am an Intern for SySTEMic Solutions who will be running the USPTO (U.S Patent and Trademark Office) Mid Atlantic regional! This is an event where each school from the Mid-Atlantic, which includes a variety of states, can send up to one team (now 4 due to a small number of teams signing up) to the event. However the significance of this event is that the excellence award winner gets a spot to the VEX Robotics World Championship! A huge thank you to SySTEMic Solutions for growing the VEX community here in Virginia and for making this event possible!

Link to RobotEvents page:

This will be an intense competition as the top teams from each area in the Mid-Atlantic go head to head to find out who the champion will be. Now, even though only the excellence award winner gets a spot to worlds, all competitors still have a chance to qualify for their state tournament as well! (number of spots awarded to the team’s respective state will be based upon the number of teams attending the event)

So far we have teams from Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and New Jersey!

I am posting this because this is a relatively new idea to our area and would be happy to answer questions to the best of my knowledge. Also to get the community’s feedback for this kind of idea and maybe inspire similar competitions in other areas.

Best of luck to all the teams competing!