For more information, contact:

Dr. Ken Berry
ksberry@utdallas.edu
972-883-4453

Thy Lam
thy.lam@utdallas.edu
972-883-4591

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Science and Engineering Education Center

2015 UT Dallas North Texas FTC Regional Qualifier

When:January 17th, 2015, 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Where: UT Dallas Activity Center

We are very excited to host our 5th North Texas FTC Regional Qualifier this year! The schedule for the day can be found here, with additional information listed below

Consent Forms

A signed Medical, Talent, and Liability Release Form and FIRST Consent Form are required for all participating members, including coaches, mentors, and volunteers who are attending. Forms can be turned in at the registration desk.

Spanish FIRST Consent Form

Directions & UT Dallas Map

From Central Expressway (US 75)
Take the Campbell Road exit and head west to University Parkway (between Floyd Road and Waterview Parkway). Turn north on University Parkway.

From LBJ Freeway (I-635)
Take the Coit Road exit and drive north to Campbell Road. Turn east on Campbell Road to University Parkway (between Waterview Parkway and Floyd Road). Turn north on University Parkway.

From George Bush Turnpike (SH 190)
Turn south on Independence Parkway to Campbell Road. Turn east on Campbell Road to University Parkway (between Floyd Road and Waterview Parkway). Turn north on University Parkway.

Via Public Transportation
Take DART Light Rail Red Line to the Bush Turnpike Station. Transfer to the UT Dallas Comet Cruiser, Route 883, serving the rail station at 30-minute intervals from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday. Check the schedule for limited Saturday service hours and Friday-only stops at the retail center on Coit Road.

Hardware & Software Inspections

Inspections will begin at 9:00AM. There is no schedule for inspections.  Teams are required to make sure their robot passes inspection before their matches begin. The checklists for the hardware and software inspections are available in the FTC Cascade Effect Game Manual (Part 1) on pages 39 and 41, respectively.

Food and On-Campus dining

Concessions will be available to spectators and teams and will be sold inside the Activity Centers. The other options for on-campus dining are in the Dining Hall at $7.50 per person or various eateries in the Comet Café (both located in the Student Union).

Teams will be able to order Cici’s pizza for lunch through HOSA Future Health Professionals, a UTD student organization. Forms will be available at the registration desk and are due back by 11AM.

Because of the short amount of time provided for lunch, it is recommended that teams stay on-campus for lunch.

Parking

Teams will be emailed a parking permit before the tournament. Please print and place it on the dashboard of your vehicle. This parking pass allows you to park in GREEN or GOLD parking spots in LOTs I, H or J.

FAQs

Can I bring in outside food?
Yes. Addtional seating for lunch is available in the Comet Café which is located in the Student Union.

When should I arrive for registration?
Schedule to arrive at least 15 minutes before registration opens at 8:30 AM. This allows extra time for parking and/or traffic.

How many teams will be advancing?
8 teams from each qualifier will advance to the Regional Tournament.

How many pit passes will my team receive?
Each team will be given 10 team badges and 2 coach badges.

Will there be practice mats available?
Yes. A practice field will be set up in the pit area.

Is Wi-Fi available?
Yes. You can access the internet by connecting to UTDGuest.

I have a question that wasn’t answered
Please feel free to email any questions to seec@utdallas.edu or call 972-883-4591 during regular business hours.

 

Updated: November 21, 2014