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Robotics Education & Competition Foundation and the U.S. Army Increase a Partnership to Support 15 Regional Events and the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship

Partnership seeks to advance student interest in science, technology, engineering and math across the U.S.

GREENVILLE, Texas – November 20, 2014 – The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation and the U.S. Army today announced a partnership expansion to support more than 15 regional VEX Robotics Competitions across the country and the 2015 VEX Robotics … Continue reading

Girls Love Robotics in Southern California!

Nearly 100 girls from more than 10 schools and organizations in the Southern California area gathered on Saturday, October 11, to learn more about engineering and robotics and kick off a regional effort to launch more all-girl VEX Robotics Competition … Continue reading

Robotics Education & Competition Foundation and Northrop Grumman Foundation Announce New Dates & Location for the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship

ROCKWALL, Texas – September 4, 2014 – The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation and the Northrop Grumman Foundation today announced that the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship will take place on April 15 – 18, 2015 at the Kentucky … Continue reading

REC FOUNDATION AND NORTHROP GRUMMAN ANNOUCE THE AUSTRALIAN/NEW ZEALAND VEX ROBOTICS EXHIBITION AND WORKSHOP

CANBERRA, Australia – August 2014 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) in partnership with the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation are pleased to announce the launch of the first Australian/New Zealand VEX Robotics Exhibition and Workshop. Veteran teams from New … Continue reading

Kettering University and the REC Foundation Partner To Establish 10 New Robotics Scholarships

Scholarships valued at $225,000 offered to students participating in the annual VEX Robotics Competition ROCKWALL, Texas, (August 18, 2014) – The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation and Kettering University today announced a partnership to establish 10 new scholarships for … Continue reading

Students from Hawaii and California Take Top Honors at the International VEX Robotics Summer Games

Teams 1879A and 359A Outranked 100 Other Teams to Receive the Excellence Award with Team 359A Also Qualifying for the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship

Honolulu, HI – July 14, 2014 – Students from the following schools secured top honors at the International VEX Robotics Summer Gamesthat took place this past weekend at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. Students competed in the 2013-14 season … Continue reading

Students From Florida and Kentucky Take Top Honors at the 2014 Technology Student Association National Conference VEX Robotics Championship

Outranking 100 Other Teams 6135B, 2711, and 7222W Named Excellence Award Winners at the 2014 TSA National Conference in Maryland

ROCKWALL, Texas – July 1, 2013 – Students from the following schools secured top honors at the Technology Student Association (TSA) National Conference VEX Robotics Championship that took place in National Harbor, Maryland this past weekend. Each team received the … Continue reading

The International VEX Robotics Summer Games to Feature Over 100 Teams From Canada, China, Colombia, Egypt, Lebanon, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the United States Mainland and Hawaii

ROCKWALL, Texas – June 26, 2014 – The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation and Friends of Hawaii Robotics today announced that the International VEX Robotics Summer Games will welcome over 100 elementary, middle and high school teams from seven … Continue reading

National Society of Black Engineers and Robotics Education & Competition Foundation Partner to Establish 20 New Robotics Teams

June 17, 2014 – The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation and the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) today announced a partnership to establish 20 new VEX Robotics Competition teams through NSBE’s Pre-College Initiative (PCI) program to encourage interest … Continue reading

The 2014 REC Foundation and Robomatter Scholarship Winner is Cameron Akker of Redmond, Washington

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Cameron Akker is the 2014 REC Foundation-RoboMatter scholarship recipient and will receive $5,000 intended for students pursuing a degree related to science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Cameron attended Redmond High School and is a member of VEX Team 575, Exothermic Robotics of … Continue reading

After Three Action-Packed Days, STEM Champions Are Crowned at the 2014 VEX Robotics World Championship

All Star Students from Canada, China, Mexico & the United States Emerge as World Champions of the Largest & Fastest Growing Robotics Program in the World

ROCKWALL, TEXAS – April 28, 2014 – Last weekend, the Anaheim Convention Center was taken over by more than 15,000 participants from 27 countries, as 760 of the world’s best student-run robotics teams demonstrated their Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math … Continue reading

High School Robotics Teams Awarded Texas Workforce Commission Grants Head to 2014 VEX Robotics World Championship

Rockwall, Texas – April 22, 2014 – Last June, the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) announced a partnership to support growth and development of hundreds of VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) high school teams. … Continue reading

All-Star Students Put Their STEM Prowess on Display During Action-Packed VEX Robotics World Championship

On April 23-26, 2014, students from around the world will converge on Anaheim, Calif. for the ultimate robotics showdown – The VEX Robotics World Championship! The VEX Robotics World Championship – the climax of the season for the largest and … Continue reading

ROBOTICS EDUCATION & COMPETITION FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE VEX ROBOTICS COMPETITION UK NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

 The UK National Championship to take place on March 14 – 15 – events sponsored by Northrop Grumman Foundation March 13, 2014 – The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation is pleased to announce the VEX Robotics Competition UK National … Continue reading

Robotics Education & Competition Foundation Announces Launch of Dynamic New STEM Hall of Fame

ROCKWALL, TEXAS – March 3, 2014 – The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation is pleased to share news of the launch of a new dynamic STEM Hall of Fame on its website at http://www.roboticseducation.org/for-participants/stem-hall-of-fame/. The STEM Hall of Fame … Continue reading

Six Local Schools Secure Spots in Maryland State Vex Robotics Competition Championship

WASHINGTON COUNTY, MD – February 10, 2014 – Local students from South Hagerstown High School’s Rebel Robotics and Rebel Robotics II teams and Western Heights Middle School’s WHMS Red team were awarded Winning Alliance trophies as Tournament Champions of Saturday’s … Continue reading

Robotics Education & Competition Foundation Announces the VEX Robotics Competition Robot Bash in Colorado

BOULDER, Colo. Feb. 6, 2013–The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation is pleased to announce the VEX Robotics Competition Robot Bash to be held at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Saturday. The event is expected to attract more … Continue reading

The Robotics Education & Competition Foundation Chooses Hawaii to Host the “VEX Robotics Summer Games”

A new international VEX Robotics Competition to feature 200 teams from around the world

ROCKWALL, TEXAS – January 22, 2014 – The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation today announced that the State of Hawaii has been chosen to host the VEX Robotics Summer Games, a premier international STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) event. … Continue reading

Students From Houston and Arlington Take Top Honors at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl VEX Robotics Competition

Five Texas High School Teams Qualify for the South Texas Regional VEX Robotics Competition

Rockwall, TX – January 6, 2014 – Robot-bearing students from VRC team 2587Z, the DiscoBots, from Houston, Texas, VRC team 9090C, T-VEX from Arlington, Texas and VRC team 231Z from Pasadena ISD Robotics in Houston, Texas took home the coveted … Continue reading

NEMA Arc Welding Section Announces Donation to Robotics Education & Competition Foundation Supporting Student Involvement in Engineering Programs

ROSSLYN, Va., October 9, 2013 — The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s (NEMA) Arc Welding Section announces its $5,000 donation to the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation in support of increasing student interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics … Continue reading

Robotics Education & Competition Foundation Welcomes the VEX Robotics Community Back to School with New Competitions, Grants and Scholarships

ROCKWALL, TEXAS – September 5, 2013 – The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation today announced open registration for more than 350 competitions across three programs – VEX IQ, VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) and VEX U – at www.robotevents.com. In … Continue reading

Northrop Grumman Foundation Extends Partnership of VEX Robotics Competition World Championship

Robotics Education & Competition Foundation Announces 2014 and 2015 VEX Robotics Competition World Championship

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – August 13, 2013 – The Northrop Grumman Foundation and the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation today announced that the Northrop Grumman Foundation will be the presenting sponsor of the VEX Robotics Competition World Championship in … Continue reading

Students from Texas & Virginia Take Top Honors at the Technology Student Association National VEX Robotics Competition

Outranking 100 Other Teams L.V. Berkner High School and Holman Middle School Named Excellence Award Winners at TSA 2013 National Conference

ROCKWALL, Texas – July 2, 2013 – Students from L.V. Berkner High School, Team 136S, from Richardson, Texas secured top honors with the overall Excellence Award and the Tournament Champion Award for the High School Division, meanwhile students from Holman … Continue reading

Robotics Education & Competition Foundation Receives Texas Workforce Commission Grant to Support 500 VEX Robotics Competition High School Teams

Texas Workforce Commission’s $760,000 grant to fuel 400 new & 100 existing VEX Robotics Competition teams, new events and a special Texas Online Challenge

Rockwall, Texas – June 17, 2013 – The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation and the Texas Workforce Commission today announced a partnership to support growth and development of 400 new and 100 existing VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) high school … Continue reading

Microchip Announces Sponsorship of 2013/2014 VEX® Robotics Competitions

Microchip Offers Grants for 20 Rookie Arizona VEX Teams and Loans Fully-Equipped Gaming Trailer for Teams to Hold Local Tournaments

CHANDLER, Ariz., May 2, 2013 [NASDAQ:  MCHP] — Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions announced support of several VEX® robotics tournaments in Arizona, providing opportunities for teams who were able to qualify for … Continue reading

Student-Engineered Robots from China, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore and the U.S. Defeat the Competition at the 2013 VEX Robotics Competition World Championship

Largest Robotics Program in the World Introduces VEX IQ Product Line & VEX IQ Challenge to Reach New Elementary & Middle School Students & Schools

ROCKWALL, Texas, April 22, 2013 – Over the weekend, more than 15,000 student participants, educators, mentors, industry leaders and community members from 24 countries descended upon the Anaheim Convention Center to celebrate the accomplishments of 700 of the world’s best … Continue reading

Thousands of Students Gear Up for Three Days of Inspiring STEM Competition – Huge Crowds at the 2013 VEX Robotics World Championship

15,000 Participants from 24 Countries around the World Unite in Anaheim, Ca. for the Ultimate Competitive Robotics Showdown on April 17-20, 2013

ROCKWALL, Texas, April 15, 2013 – On April 17-20, 2013, more than 15,000 participants comprised of the world’s smartest middle school, high school and university students, from 24 countries around the world, will converge at the Anaheim Convention Center to … Continue reading

Go Daddy Partners with Robotics Education & Competition Foundation to Expand K-12 Robotics Offerings in Four States

Go Daddy provides $65,000 grant to support the VEX Robotics Competition World Championship & State Championships in Arizona, California, Colorado, and Iowa

Rockwall, Texas – April 8, 2013 – The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation and Go Daddy, today announced a $65,000 partnership grant to support growth and development of four VEX Robotics Competition State Championships in Arizona, California, Colorado and … Continue reading

In Memory of Roger P. Proulx

Roger P. Proulx

Our REC Foundation colleague Roger P. Proulx passed away at home in Bradenton, FL on February 18, 2013 at the age of 67. He is survived by his beloved wife of 13 years, Martha Jane Proulx. The Robotics Education & … Continue reading

Cedar Fair Entertainment Teams Up With Robotics Education & Competition Foundation to Host Local VEX Robotics Competition

Cedar Fair to Host VRC California State Championship at California’s Great America Amusement Park on March 16, 2013

ROCKWALL, Texas – Feb. 14, 2013 – The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation is pleased to announce a partnership with Cedar Fair Entertainment Company to host the first annual VEX Robotics Competition California State Championship at California’s Great America … Continue reading

Northrop Grumman Foundation, Robotics Education & Competition Foundation to Create New Robotics Teams Worldwide

Northrop Grumman Foundation provides $2 million grant to support VEX Robotics Competition expansion in new locations worldwide

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Feb. 6, 2013 – The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation and the Northrop Grumman Foundation today announced a partnership to establish 200 new VEX Robotics Competition teams in locations worldwide and support the program’s outreach. … Continue reading

Robotics Education & Competition Foundation Launches New Website

Provides students, educators, and partners tools and information to strengthen and support regional and national growth

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., January 17, 2013 – The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a new online resource at www.roboticseducation.org, that provides students, educators, partners and sponsors with customized content and tools that … Continue reading

Discobot Students Take Home Top Honors at the Army All-American Bowl VEX Robotics Competition

Local Team Aims to Contend for a Spot at the VEX Robotics Competition World Championship

Houston, TX – January 10, 2013 – Robot-bearing students from VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) team DiscoBots, secured top honors with the overall Excellence Award and Tournament Champions at the Army All-American Bowl VEX Robotics Competition in San Antonio this past … Continue reading

REC Foundation Announces New Online STEM Challenges

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., April 25, 2012

Students can show off their work, win prizes, and even get a chance to compete at the VEX Robotics Competition World Championship through the REC Foundation Online Challenges. Going beyond the in-person robotics events, the Online Challenge program gives students … Continue reading

The DARPA Robotics Challenge Begins Today! Will It Include You?

ARLINGTON, Virg., October 24, 2012

Robot enthusiasts, the time has come. The DARPA Robotics Challenge begins today. Will you be part of it? Over the next two years, teams will compete to develop and put to the test hardware and software designed to enable robots … Continue reading

Malaysia to Host the World Robot Olympiad

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, November 1, 2012

The championship held annually since 2004 is expected to feature 400 school teams from 40 countries, and was announced by Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin earlier. Since its inception, WRO has encouraged students, both at primary and … Continue reading

NASA-WPI 2013 Robot Prize Competition Registration Open

Brains and Robotic Brawn Descend Upon Anaheim, CA to Go Head to Head in World's Fastest Growing Robotics Movement

WASHINGTON, DC, October 25, 2012

WASHINGTON — NASA and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Mass., have opened registration and are seeking teams to compete in next year’s robot technology demonstration competition, which offers as much as $1.5 million in prize money. During the … Continue reading

Teams from Canada, China, Mexico, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the United States Shine the Brightest at the 2012 VEX Robotics Competition World Championship

More than 10,000 Middle School, High School & College Participants from Nearly 20 Countries Gathered to Compete in the World's Fastest Growing Robotics Movement

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., April 23, 2012 – The Golden State grew a bit brighter this weekend as more than 10,000 participants comprised of middle school, high school and university students, educators and team mentors from nearly 20 countries around the … Continue reading

Thousands of Students Power Up for the Ultimate Showdown at the VEX Robotics Competition World Championship on April 19-21, 2012

Brains and Robotic Brawn Descend Upon Anaheim, CA to Go Head to Head in World's Fastest Growing Robotics Movement

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STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., April 17, 2012–More than 10,000 participants comprised of the world’s brightest middle school, high school and university students, educators and mentors, from nearly 20 countries around the globe, will compete in the intense 2012 VEX Robotics Competition … Continue reading