How Do We Get More Girls Into STEM? Build Confidence (and Robots)

By Dan Mantz Sep 30, 2019 Women make up half of the total U.S. college-educated workforce today but hold only a quarter of the science and engineering jobs. With careers of the future heavily concentrated in STEM fields, it’s unacceptable for women to be left out of the space. Not only do employers need to […]

Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation and the Dallas Sports Commission Announce the VEX Robotics World Championship Returning to Dallas for 2021-2024

Event celebrates hands-on STEM learning with more than 35,000 attendees from around the globe GREENVILLE, Texas--The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation and the Dallas Sports Commission is announcing today at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas that the REC Foundation’s VEX Robotics World Championship, presented by the Northrop Grumman Foundation, will […]

VEX Robotics World Championship Announce its Elementary and Middle School Winners

Louisville, KY – April 30, 2019 – Today, The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation recognized the VEX IQ Challenge (VIQC) Elementary & Middle School World Champions at the 2019 VEX Robotics World Championship. Teams from Indiana, Canada, and China engaged in series of robotic engineering challenges over the last four days to ultimately be […]

VEX Robotics World Championship Announces Middle School and High School Winners

Louisville, KY – April 27, 2019 – Today, the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation awarded the VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) Middle School and High School World Champions, along with the VEX U College World Champion winners at VEX Worlds 2019. Student-led teams from California, Connecticut, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Tennessee, and China brought home […]

Future Generation of Tech Innovators Gather for Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation’s VEX Robotics World Championship

Greenville, TX – April 11, 2019 – The world’s future innovators, problem solvers and engineers are convening in Louisville, Kentucky as part of the world’s largest robotics event: The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation’s 12th annual VEX Robotics World Championship, presented by the Northrop Grumman Foundation. The REC Foundation’s VEX Robotics World Championship is a week-long event […]

Google Expands Support for Girls in STEM through its Girl Powered Partnership with The Robotics Education & Competition Foundation and VEX Robotics

SEATTLE, WA - March 13, 2019 - Exploring hands-on challenges in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is increasing girls’ interest in engineering robots for competitions, according to initial data from Girl Powered, a global movement launched by The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation and VEX Robotics, and supported by Google. Google is expanding its […]

Robotics Education & Competition Foundation 2019 Online Challenge Winners Announced

DALLAS, TX – March 11, 2019 – The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Online Challenges, which encourage students to take what they’ve learned through VEX Competitions and apply it to areas such as video creation, website development, and photography. Students who submit to the Online […]

Schools for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students in the Southeast Gather at Their First-ever Robotics Event

Dallas, TX – FEBRUARY 25, 2019 – The first-ever student robotics tournament in the Southeast region with robotics teams comprised of all Deaf and Hard of Hearing students, hosted by The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation in partnership with the NTID Regional STEM Center (NRSC), will be held March 2 at the North Carolina […]

Google & The REC Foundation Empower More Girls To Enter STEM Fields with Second Annual Girl Powered Workshop

August 9, 2018 – Sunnyvale, CA – The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation is excited to help host the Google Girl Powered VEX Robotics Workshop, uniting 565 middle and high school girls for a weekend of STEM fun August 11-12, 2018 at the Google in Sunnyvale, CA. The students will gather with Google engineers […]

Tesla Selects the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation As One of the Initial Recipients of the Company’s Nevada K-12 Investment Fund

July 19, 2018 – The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation today announced an investment by Tesla through its Nevada K-12 Investment Fund to engage students in STEM learning by establishing K-12 robotics programs at every school in Nevada. As part of the investment, an initial disbursement has been granted to our organization to help […]
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