The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation Receives a Nearly $750K Grant from Texas Workforce Commission to Expand Robotics Throughout Texas

Thousands of Texas students will now have access to robotics, skill-based learning Greenville, TX – September 3, 2020: The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation announced today that it is partnering with the Texas Workforce Commission’s Texas Youth Robotics Initiative to expand access of competitive robotics to traditionally underrepresented high school students for the 2020/2021 […]

How Organizations Can Pivot During Challenging Times

May 27, 2020 Dan Mantz, the CEO and Chairman of REC, wrote a leadership article on Forbes that shows while this time may be difficult to navigate, there are often many valuable lessons that can provide a road map to lead an organization to even stronger results once a challenging time has passed. ➥ Read […]

REC Foundation’s VEX Robotics Virtual World Celebration and Fantasy Robotics Tournament Announces Elementary, Middle School and High School Champions

Robotics teams from Around the Globe are Recognized and the Best are Crowned Virtual Champions Greenville, TX – April 27, 2020: The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation hosted the VEX Robotics Virtual World Celebration and the first-ever Fantasy Robotics Tournament on Saturday, April 25 to honor its large global community of students, coaches and […]

World’s Largest Robotics Competition Goes Virtual: Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation’s to Host VEX Robotics Virtual World Celebration and First-Ever Fantasy Robotics Tournament

Greenville, TX – April 17, 2020 – The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation is taking its annual VEX Robotics World Championship virtual this year. Although the COVID-19 outbreak forced the organization to cancel this year’s in-person event, the REC Foundation will be hosting the VEX Robotics Virtual World Celebration and the first-ever Fantasy Robotics Tournament on […]

2020 VEX Robotics World Championship Canceled

UPDATE: VEX Worlds 2020 FAQ The REC Foundation staff is working to answer all of the questions that have been flowing in since we announced the cancellation of VEX Worlds 2020. While it will take some time to respond to all of those emails and phone calls, we wanted you all to have answers to […]

Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation 2020 Online Challenges Winners Announced

DALLAS, TX – March 4, 2020 – The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Online Challenges, which encourage students to take what they’ve learned through our programs and competitions and apply it to areas such as video creation, website development, and photography. Students who submit to […]

OMRON Donates $10,000 To Support Girls In STEM

Global technology leader conducts fundraising effort in conjunction with the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show to raise awareness of REC Foundation “Girl Powered” Initiative. HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL, January 30, 2020 – OMRON today announced it will donate $10,000 to the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation in support of its “Girl Powered” initiative, which provides teachers […]

How the REC Foundation is Inspiring the Next Generation of STEM Students

Recently, Dan Mantz, the CEO and Chairman of REC, sat down with Dallas Business Journal Market President & Publisher Ollie Chandhok to discuss how the Foundation allows students to design and innovate as part of a team, experience failure, persevere and embrace STEM. → Read More

Expanding Female Engagement In STEM Can Prepare Industries For The Fourth Industrial Revolution

By Dan Mantz December 9, 2019 Companies across a spectrum of industries, from healthcare to retail to banking, face a common issue: building a skilled workforce ready to handle the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This technological movement will drive new discoveries in artificial intelligence (AI), rapidly changing how we learn and work. A 2017 study found […]

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 […]
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