IT-oLogy Tech League

IT-oLogy Tech LeagueIT-oLogy’s STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) competition provides an outlet for students to develop job readiness and innovation skills through hands-on integrated challenges in the areas of:

  • Robotics
  • Programming
  • Cyber
  • Drones
  • Aeronautical simulation

This competition fosters the development of South Carolina’s 21st Century Graduate in which students in grades 3-12 will compete against other students in their division (elementary – 3rd-5th grades, middle school – 6th-8th grades and high school – 9th-12th grades) through a series of 3 competitions throughout the school year. Teams may be comprised of 3-6 students within the same division. The competition scenarios will feature the following technologies:

Competition 1: Robotics and Programming (November 18th, 2017) View the winning teams here!
Competition 2: Robotics, Programming, and Cyber Technology (February 17,2018)
Competition 3: Robotics, Drones, and Aeronautical Simulations (April 28th, 2018)

Each competition is held 10:30 am – 1:30 pm at the Richland Public Library, 1431 Assembly St, Columbia, SC.

Registered teams will be given two rounds to complete the tasks. Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 teams in each division.

Review the Rules and Regulations here. Learn about Volunteer Opportunities here.

**Registration for the April 28, 2018 competition is now open with a deadline of April 20.**Click below to register your team!

Register

Join or Coach a Team

While many students would like to compete in the IT-oLogy Tech League competition, some have found creating or finding a team to be a challenge. If your student would like to join a team, or if you would like to coach a team of students, complete this form. Information will be shared only with those that submitted an interest in joining or coaching a team.

Equipment Needed for the Competition

Only 1 robot type is allowed per team. However, multiple teams within an organization can select different robots.

Hardware – Click any of the links below to learn more
LEGO Robot EV3 Core Set
mBot – mBot v.1.1 – Blue (Bluetooth)
Boe-Bot Kit – Serial
*LEGO NXT Robot can also be used
Laptop with internet capability

Software
Bitsbox application
LEGO Mindstorm EV3 Education App
Parallax Basic Stamp App for Boe-Bot

Training Opportunities

The primary goal of the Tech League STEAM competition is to develop student’s critical thinking and problem solving skills through communication, collaboration and teamwork. To assist coaches in developing and fostering these skills, free workshops are available at IT-oLogy for teams to work on practice challenges. These workshops are in addition to their individual practice sessions. The free workshops are held 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm on these dates:
  • February 24, 2018
  • March 10, 2018
  • April 14, 2018
The practice sessions are free, but registration is required. Register here to reserve your spot.

Past Competitions

Read about the 2016-2017 winning teams from the Regional Autonomous Robotics Circuit (RARC): 

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