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2021 Hopkins Robotics Cup competition details are TBD.

The Center for Educational Outreach at the Whiting School of Engineering hosted the 2020 Hopkins Robotics Cup, the Championship for Baltimore City Public Schools, on Saturday, January 25th, 2020. All City Schools League VEX teams were invited to participate in this tournament.

For the 2019-2020 season, VEX Robotics created the Tower Takeover competition and VEX IQ will have the Squared Away teamwork challenge for teams to compete in.


Media Link to The Baltimore Sun feature on the 2018 tournament

To see the results of the 2019 VEX competition, click here and go to the Awards tab.

To see the results of the 2019 VEX IQ competition, click here and go to the Awards tab.


Robotics has been shown to increase interest in STEM studies and careers among middle and high school students. A recent study (Hendricks et. al, 2012) of students participating in VEX Robotics competitions reported over 75% of the students were more interested in taking additional math and science classes in high school or college and 87% were more interested in pursuing a STEM-related career.

Baltimore City Schools has created a VEX program to help schools get VEX teams started. Johns Hopkins Center for Educational Outreach has teamed up with City Schools to provide a season-culminating league championship.

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