Working with our partners at the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, the REC Foundation celebrates Native American Heritage Month by highlighting indigenous people in various domains of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  We want to share  individual stories to inspire you and your teams. We are so humbled  to be a part of a diverse STEM community,  […]
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All Native American and Indigenous Teams are invited to participate in the 3rd Annual Native American Showcase Events - November 18-19, 2022 in Whiteriver, Arizona.   Teams will have an opportunity to earn spots to the 2023 VEX Robotics World Championship!  Teams must be either a Native American Reservation School Team,  Tribal School Team,  or Native […]
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As part of Hispanic Heritage month (September 15-October 15) the REC Foundation is highlighting Hispanic members of the VEX robotics community. We recently sat down with Patricia Cortez, an educator based in Dallas, Texas, Air Force pilot and AI Researcher Victor Lopez, and Carlos Hernandez, Computer Science and Technology Department Coordinator for the Dallas Independent […]
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Robotics teams from around the globe are recognized at the world’s largest robotics competition Greenville, TX – May 17, 2022: The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation’s VEX Robotics World Championship has crowned world champions among its divisions and age groups. More than 20,000 students from 49 states and 36 countries persevered through exciting timed […]
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World's largest robotics competition with more than 28,000 attendees from 36 nations celebrates hands-on STEM education through robotics. GREENVILLE, Texas, May 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting today, the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation's 15th annual VEX Robotics World Championship will be coming home to Dallas for the first in-person event in two years. Students compete year-round to attend this event with the goal […]
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Great job to all students from all over the globe who participated in this year's 2022 Online Challenges! We are so proud of all the entries we saw and we are excited to share this year's winners.
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“To celebrate Black History Month 2022, we are highlighting African American coaches and mentors who are making history and inspiring students in STEM through the REC Foundation’s VEX IQ Challenge and VEX Robotics Competition. Each individual shares their thoughts on what has made their program successful and offers practical advice and insights to help other aspiring coaches, mentors, and teams to embrace a diverse robotics and STEM community.” - Corey McCoy, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, REC Foundation
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Consortium Funding Increases Opportunities for Technology to Bring STEM Subjects to Life RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.— The Defense Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Consortium (DSEC), funded by the Department of Defense (DOD) and managed by RTI International (RTI), a nonprofit research institute, has selected three new partners to increase opportunities for young students to […]
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The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation announced today the organization was approved as a University Interscholastic League (UIL) pilot program. This recognition allows for more Texas high school students to compete in robotics tournaments starting in the 2022-2023 school year.
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The REC Foundation is proud to welcome the following new chapters below to the International Robotics Honor Society. Student candidates will be able to apply for membership at these newly approved chapters. We're excited to see new students inducted in formal ceremonies over Spring 2022!
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