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Robotics Education & Competition Foundation 2018 Online Challenge Winners Announced

Exemplary STEM Students Share Winning Submissions in Robot Construction, Sustainable Engineering, STEM Education, CAD Design, Animation and Video Production

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 the Online Challenges have an opportunity to share their ideas, win prizes, and receive a chance to compete at the VEX Robotics World Championship.

“This year, we saw a record number of Online Challenge submissions from talented students around the world who show the powerful impact STEM exploration can have in shaping their future,” said Dan Mantz, CEO and Chairman of the Board of the REC Foundation. “I want to thank everyone for participating and sharing their inspirational work with us. We look forward to recognizing these outstanding teams at the VEX Robotics World Championship.”

The first-place winners of the 2018 Online Challenges are as follows:

ELECTRONICS ONLINE CHALLENGE SPONSORED BY TEXAS INSTRUMENTS

MAKE IT REAL CAD ENGINEERING CHALLENGE SPONSORED BY AUTODESK

REC FOUNDATION STEM EDUCATIONAL VIDEO CHALLENGE

RECYCLING ONLINE CHALLENGE SPONSORED BY FUTURE FOUNDATION

ROBOT VIRTUAL WORLDS ONLINE CHALLENGE SPONSORED BY ROBOMATTER

  • VEX ROBOTICS COMPETITION: 7110Z from Southlake, TX
  • VEX IQ CHALLENGE: 31009A from Xi’an, China

ROBOTICS TEAM WEBSITE CHALLENGE SPONSORED BY DELL

VEX GAME DESIGN ANIMATION ONLINE CHALLENGE

VEX PHOTOGRAPHY ONLINE CHALLENGE

TOP FIVE VEX ROBOTICS COMPETITION

TOP FIVE VEX IQ CHALLENGE

VEX IQ CHALLENGE GIRL POWERED ONLINE CHALLENGE SPONSORED BY GOOGLE

VEX IQ CHALLENGE PROMOTE AWARD ONLINE CHALLENGE

VEX ROBOTICS COMPETITION GIRL POWERED ONLINE CHALLENGE SPONSORED BY GOOGLE

VEX ROBOTICS COMPETITION PROMOTE AWARD ONLINE CHALLENGE

The winners, finalists, and their submissions are available at 2018 Online Challenges Winners.

The winning students and teams will be presented with their awards at the VEX Robotics World Championship, which will take place in Louisville, Ky. from April 25 – May 1. Recognized as the largest robotics competition in the world, the VEX Robotics World Championship will unite 1,400 of the best robotics teams internationally who will gather to compete for the title of “World Champion” for the VEX IQ Challenge, VEX Robotics Competition, and VEX U. For more information about VEX Worlds, please visit www.VEXworlds.com. For more information about the REC Foundation, please visit www.RoboticsEducation.org or www.RobotEvents.com.

About the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation

The REC Foundation seeks to increase student interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by engaging students in hands-on, sustainable and affordable curriculum-based robotics engineering programs across the U.S. and internationally. The REC Foundation develops partnerships with K-12 education, higher education, government, industry, and the non-profit community to achieve this work.

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