Thousands of Students Unite to Celebrate International Day of the Girl & Spark Interest in STEM

Dallas, TX – October 12, 2017 – Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI), VEX Robotics, Inc. and the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation were excited to connect hundreds of students with a potential interest in robotics, for an evening full of engaging hands-on activities developed to nurture girls’ engagement in STEM concepts and redefine the face […]

Robotics Education & Competition Foundation Appoints Dan Mantz as CEO

Greenville, TX - June 20, 2017 - The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Dan Mantz as Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Mantz is Chairman of the Board for the REC Foundation and previously held the position of President for RackSolutions, Inc. Jason Morrella will continue […]

VEX Robotics World Championship Crowns 2017 Winners

Louisville, KY – April 26, 2017 – The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation and VEX Robotics are thrilled to announce the elementary school through college winners of the 2017 VEX Robotics World Championship. Student-led teams from Canada, China, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United States were awarded top honors this week in each of […]

VEX Robotics World Championship Celebrates 10 Years of Teamwork and Diversity

GREENVILLE, Texas, April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation and VEX Robotics are proud to announce the 10th anniversary of the VEX Robotics World Championship. Taking place April 19-25, 2017 at the Kentucky Exposition Center, this week-long event will host the brightest minds from elementary school, middle school, high school and even […]

Girl Powered: Discobots Team 1104A

We caught up with Jasmeen of VEX Robotics Competition Team 1104A of Brampton Robotics to hear about her first year in robotics and how a visit to VEX Worlds inspired her to join a robotics team. After attending VEX Worlds 2016 as a spectator with her brother’s team and volunteering at the event, Jasmeen was […]

Robotics Education & Competition Foundation Announces the 2017 Online Challenge Winners

GREENVILLE, TX – March 3, 2017 – The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 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 […]

REC Foundation Announces the 2017 Online Challenge Winners

GREENVILLE, TX – March 3, 2017 – The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 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 […]

Girl Powered: Team KaBuum 8110B

Rachel from VEX Robotics Competition Team 8110B filled the REC Foundation in on the challenges her team has faced as well as their hopes for the future. Rachel’s team, nicknamed “Team KaBuum," is from Mankato, Minnesota, and she has been a part of the team for two years.  Rachel’s current coach and teacher inspired her […]

Girl Powered: Hopkinetics Team 2602A & B

The REC Foundation recently caught up with Melissa, Sofia, Janvi, and Parima with the Hopkinetics, Hopkinton High School’s VEX Robotics Competition Teams 2602A & B, to discuss Girl Powered. The girls hold a variety of roles on the teams with Melissa as the team builder and designer; Sofia, also a builder; Janvi an amaze and […]

Girl Powered: R.I.O.T. Team 323G

The REC Foundation recently caught up with Rachel from VEX Robotics Competition Team 323G, R.I.O.T. (Robotics Is Our Thing), with Cornerstone Robotics in Greenwood, Indiana. Rachel is currently the team leader and has been a member for four years. She's held roles on the team as a designer, builder, operator and programmer. "The highlight of […]
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