Tournament Info

Kettering University Events 1 & 2

Date: January 27 & January 28

Location: Kettering University, 1700 University Avenue, Flint, MI 48504

Parking: Follow the VEX Event signage posted on Chevrolet Ave. to parking and check in at the Connie and Jim John Recreation Center.


  • 08:00 AM  Team check-in, Hanger (pit) set-up and inspections
  • 08:30 AM  Practice sessions open (sign up after check-in) and Skills  
  • 10:00 AM  Opening ceremony & Qualification matches
  • 12:00 PM  Lunch break.
  • 01:00 PM  Qualifying Matches resume
  • 02:15 PM  Alliance selection
  • 02:30 PM  Elimination matches
  • 03:30 PM  Awards Ceremony

* Campus Tours begin at the conclusion of the awards ceremony, with pizza to follow the tour for those participating in the tour only.

Pre-Order Food Vouchers: 

  • Pre-order vouchers for all-you-can-eat lunch (one time through) at the Kettering Battenburg Cafe in the NEW Learning Commons are available for purchase on Kettering's Site
  • Orders must be placed ONLINE by noon on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, so they have enough time to pick them up from the Dining Services office before the event.
  • The cafe offers a wide variety of food (including vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and more) and beverages for $9.50 per person
  • Vouchers have no expiration date - if you plan to attend future events at Kettering, you will be able to use leftover vouchers at that time.
  • Outside food is permitted in both the Rec Center and Learning Commons, but there will NOT be a dedicated place or plugs for your Team to set up your own food service. Sternos or other warming devices are NOT permitted.

Local Eateries

  • Einstein Bros Bagels - Chevrolet & University Ave. 10AM-2PM
  • Jimmy John’s - 810.232.3717 - Delivery 11AM-4PM
  • Little Caesars Pizza - 810.767.5585 - Delivery 11AM-10PM  

Find award criteria here.  

  • Excellence Award 
  • Flight Operations Award 
  • Inspire Award
  • Judges Award
  • Think Award
  • Skills Champion
  • Teamwork Champion

External LinkLINK to Event #1

External LinkLINK to Event #2

External LinkLivestream: TBD

Kettering Event Team Lists

Saturday, January 27

  • Team # (Team Name) - Student names
Sunday, January 28
  • Team # (Team Name) - Student names

West Michigan Aerial Drone Competition

Date: March 9, 2024

Location: Fennville High School, 4 South Memorial Drive, Fennville, MI 49408

Parking: Park in the north parking lot between the high school and football field/bus garage. Enter through the north entrance doors. 


  • 08:00 AM  Doors Open | Team check-in | Hangar Set-up | Inspections Begin
  • 08:15 AM  Piloting Skills Matches
  • 09:30 AM  Flight Team Meeting
  • 10:00 AM  Teamwork Matches Begin | Autonomous Flight Skills Matches Begin
  • 12:00 PM  Lunch Break
  • 12:30 PM  Teamwork & Autonomous Skills Matches Resume
  • 03:30 PM  Teamwork & Autonomous Skills Matches End
  • 03:30 PM  Alliance Selection and Finals
  • 05:00 PM  Awards 


Teams can bring their own lunch, pre-purchase from concessions at check-in ($6 meal deal that will include a hot dog or nachos with a snack and drink) or use one of the local eateries below. Concessions will be open from 10AM-2PM. 

* Lunch, snacks and water will be provided to the judges, referees and volunteers. 


Students should bring their Chromebooks. There will be a special WiFi SSID (see below). Please DO NOT connect personal devices into this network. 

  • Password - 311Drone! 

Find award criteria here.  

  • Excellence Award
  • Flight Operations Award 
  • Inspire Award
  • Judges Award
  • Think Award
  • Teamwork Champion Award
  • Skills Champion

External LinkLINK to Event

External LinkLivestream: TBD


Task List
  1. Parents: Complete the Consent Form. It will ask for your program (AED) and team number (which can be found here). 
  2. Team: Make sure your Engineering Notebook is up-to-date


Packing List
  1. Chromebook or other device for Skills programming
  2. Lunch (OR pre-purchase food voucher)