Inspiration All Stars

Students participating in VEX Competitions encounter “Inspiration All-Stars” each and every day. Some are teachers and mentors who work with individual teams to make a robotics program work. Others are volunteers who help make events happen. They all are devoted individuals who put in many hours of hard work with persistence and passion. Whether these individuals help students achieve goals that may have seemed out of reach or provided opportunities for students to expand their knowledge and solve problems in the worlds of STEM, these all-stars show true leadership and dedication to the VEX Competition experience.
Woodie Flowers
Co-founder of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology); Distinguished Partner at Olin College; A member of the National Academy of Engineering; Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; In 2007, he received a degree honoris causa from Chilean university Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello.
"You have to help straighten things out. Your participation in this robotics competition is the perfect first step. By respecting one another you're laying the foundation for understanding humanity. By going through the rigors of competition and exercising the grit needed to build your robot, you are learning about yourself." -- Hall of Fame Induction Speech
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Pappalardo Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts, USA
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