Google Expands Support for Girls in STEM through its Girl Powered Partnership with The REC 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 REC Foundation as One of the Initial Recipients of the 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 […]

Students from Around the Globe Celebrate Diversity & Teamwork during 11th Annual VEX IQ Challenge World Championship

Louisville, KY – May 1, 2018 – Today, The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation crowned the VEX IQ Challenge (VIQC) Elementary & Middle School World Champions at VEX Worlds 2018. Teams from Canada, China, United Kingdom & United States brought home trophies for their achievements in robotics education including computational thinking, teamwork, and coding. […]

Future STEM Leaders Take Center Stage at 11th Annual VEX Robotics World Championship

Louisville, KY – April 28, 2018 – Today, The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation crowned the VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) Middle School and High School World Champions, as well as the VEX U College World Champion winners at VEX Worlds 2018. Teams from Canada, China, and the United States brought home trophies for their […]

VEX Robotics World Championship Shapes and Diversifies the Future STEM Workforce

Greenville, TX – April 10, 2018 – The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation is proud to announce the 11th annual VEX Robotics World Championship, presented by the Northrop Grumman Foundation. Taking place April 25 – May 1, 2018 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY, the week-long event celebrates the world’s best builders, […]

REC Foundation 2018 Online Challenge Winners Announced

GREENVILLE, TX – March 1, 2018 – The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Online Challenges, which encourage students to take what they’ve learned through VEX Competitions and apply it to areas such as video creation, engineering design, website development, and photography. Students who submit to […]

Northrop Grumman Foundation and Robotics Education & Competition Foundation Enhanced Student Learning Reaches 20,000 Teams Worldwide

February 28, 2018 – The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation is pleased to announce an extended partnership with the Northrop Grumman Foundation to enhance student learning and engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), in order to reach 20,000 competition teams worldwide. In addition, this season the REC Foundation is proud to present […]
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