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Robotics Education & Competition Foundation Announces Launch of Dynamic New STEM Hall of Fame

ROCKWALL, TEXAS – March 3, 2014 – The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation is pleased to share news of the launch of a new dynamic STEM Hall of Fame on its website at https://www.roboticseducation.org/for-participants/stem-hall-of-fame/.

The STEM Hall of Fame honors and promotes the exceptional accomplishments of individuals and teams who come together to support student engagement and achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The Hall of Fame features seven areas in which different aspects of STEM education, professions and support are recognized, including: Teacher Hall of Fame, Volunteer Hall of Fame, Team Excellence Hall of Fame, Partner of the Year Hall of Fame, STEM Hero Hall of Fame, Mentor Hall of Fame, and World Champions Hall of Fame. Inductees have demonstrated the highest level of commitment, passion, achievement, and impact on STEM education, inspiring the engagement and development of the next generation of STEM professionals across a variety of disciplines and careers. Inductees include leaders in business, industry, government, education, and community from around the world. Young people along with their teachers and mentors representing exemplary teams from elementary through middle and high school and into college/university are showcased in the Hall as well. 

The new web version of the STEM Hall of Fame includes compelling creative graphics and improved ability to search for information and persons of particular interest. More information on Hall of Fame Inductees includes “words of wisdom” – quotes intended to motivate young people and to pique their interest in learning more about the many ways to engage in STEM and the opportunities STEM affords them. 

Most important, we believe that celebrating members of the STEM Hall of Fame will not only bring attention and respect for all that these individuals have achieved and given back to society, but also inspire and motivate the hundreds of thousands of young people engaged in the REC Foundation’s programs worldwide.

About the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation

The Robotics Education & Competition (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 and 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.