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The REC Foundation is pleased to provide two industry certifications for schools, students in engineering related programs, and robotics clubs. These certifications were designed by a team of accomplished professionals composed of engineers, college professors, and high school teachers. The REC Foundation Certifications Program is a response to a global need for more students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.
The certifications are divided into a Fundamentals of Engineering section and eight engineering area modules.
Special thanks to these organizations that have endorsed the REC Foundation.
“Northrop Grumman is proud to endorse the REC Foundation Pre-Engineering and Robotics Industry Certifications. These rigorous engineering certifications help students identify their strengths, weaknesses, and aptitude for any area of engineering that may interest them. We are excited and impressed with the breadth of coverage these industry certifications cover, and the depth of knowledge required to achieve the certification. Northrop Grumman employs many college interns and recent graduates. This new credential will help set these students apart from others, and demonstrate not only their knowledge and aptitude for engineering, but also their dedication to the field by having taken this extra step to demonstrate their ability.”
Northrop Grumman Foundation
“VEX Robotics and Innovation First International are proud to endorse the REC Foundation Pre-engineering and Robotics Industry Certifications. These rigorous engineering certifications help students identify their strengths, weaknesses and aptitude for any area of engineering that may interest them. We are excited and impressed with the breadth of coverage these industry certifications cover, and the depth of knowledge required to achieve the certification. VEX and IFI employ high school and college interns as well as recent graduates. This new credential will help set these students apart from others, and demonstrate not only their knowledge and aptitude for engineering, but also their dedication to the field by having taken this extra step to demonstrate their ability.”
–Paul D. Copioli,
President, VEX Robotics, Inc.
“Harris views the REC Foundation Pre-Engineering and Robotics Certifications as a very positive step towards alleviating the national STEM shortfall and fully endorses the program… Having the ability to identify candidate’s strengths as related general knowledge of fundamentals of engineering and more specifically to electrical, mechanical, software, chemical, aerospace and other areas the student can seek to certify in, will be advantageous to placing a new employee.”
Vice President of Engineering,
“Workforce projections for 2014 by the U.S. Department of Labor show that 15 of the 20 fastest growing occupations require significant science or mathematics training to successfully compete for a job. By supporting REC, you are creating a conduit of education and support for our teachers, students, and parents necessary to overcome the project deficit in future STEM skilled workers.”
Students must pass Fundamentals of Engineering plus a minimum of two out of the eight engineering modules in order to receive the REC Foundation Pre-Engineering Certification. To earn the Robotics Certification, students must also pass the Fundamentals of Engineering and three modules in Computer Science/Programming, Electrical, and Mechanical. Because they exceed the two required modules, students who earn the Robotics Certification also earn the Pre-Engineering Certification. There is no limit to how many engineering modules a student may take beyond the ones required.
The minimum combined score required to earn a Pre-Engineering Certification is 70 Points from the Fundamentals of Engineering module and two of engineering modules. The minimum combined score required to earn a Pre-Engineering & Robotics Certification is 80 Points from the Fundamentals of Engineering test and the Mechanical, Electrical, and Computer Science engineering modules. All students passing the certification will receive a certificate documenting their achievement.
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1) Albert Einstein makes an 82% score on the Fundamentals of Engineering, which earns him 55 points. Albert scores a 92% on the Electrical module and earns 15 points. He also scores a 78% on Chemical, which earns 5 points:
Fundamentals 55 points
Electrical 15 points
Chemical 5 points
Total: 75 points
Albert earns a Pre-Engineering certification with emphasis in Electrical and Chemical.
2) Henry Ford scores a 92% on the Fundamentals of Engineering, he earns 60 points. Henry scores 91% on the Mechanical module and earns 15 points. He also scores a 61% on Aerospace and earns no points:
Fundamentals 60 points
Electrical 15 points
Aerospace 0 points
Total: 75 points
While Henry has 75 points, he did not pass the minimum two modules and therefore receives no certification. Henry can retake the Aerospace module or take a different module in order to earn his certification.
3) Isaac Asimov scores an 84% on the Fundamentals of Engineering, he earns 55 points. Isaac scores 91% on the Mechanical module and earns 15 points. He also scores 86% on Electrical, earning 10 points. He scores 89% on Programming, earning 10 points:
Fundamentals 55 points
Mechanical 15 points
Electrical 10 points
Programming 10 points
Total: 90 points
Isaac earns a Pre-Engineering Certification and a Robotics Certification with an emphasis in Electrical, Programming, and Mechanical.