Robotics Education & Competition Foundation Announces the Winners of the 2016 Online Challenges

The Winners of the Online Challenges Come from Teams in Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Washington and New Zealand

GREENVILLE, TX – March 4, 2016 – The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Online Challenges, which encourage students to apply what they’ve learned through VEX Robotics and additional interests to produce videos, work on engineering design, demonstrate website design, or even photography. Students who submit have an opportunity to share their ideas, win prizes and even receive a chance to compete at VEX Worlds.

OnlineChallengesLogo204px“I’m overwhelmed by the tremendous amount of time and effort that students commit to each one of the Online Challenges and congratulate all of the teams who participated,” said Jason Morrella, President, the REC Foundation. “Our 2016 Online Challenge winners have once again raised the bar in each category with truly outstanding submissions. I look forward to meeting them in person to formally present their awards at VEX Worlds this April.”

The winners of the 2016 Online Challenges are as follows:

  • Make It Real CAD Engineering Challenge, Sponsored by Autodesk: The VEX Belt Drive Kit – Team ALBA – Automata Lemon Bot Alliance – Arizona
  • EMC Corporation Robotics Team/Club Website Challenge: Viking Club Robotics – Team 8931A – Cavelero Middle & High School Viking Robotics Club – Washington
  • Texas Instruments Electronics Online Challenge: Deconstruction of Panasonic Transcriber – Team 4154C – NSU University School – Florida
  • FUTURE Foundation Robot Construction Challenge: Incubating with Lasers – Team 5606A – FAHS Feilding High School – New Zealand
  • VEX Game Design Animation Challenge: Mass Mayhem – Team 7682 – Wingus & Dingus Robotics – New Zealand
  • VEX IQ Challenge Promote Award: Our VEX IQ Experience – Team 59 – H.S. Robotics – Hawaii
  • VEX Robotics Competition Promote Award: What is VEX Robotics – Team 7121 – Archbishop McCarthy High School – Florida
  • REC Foundation STEM Educational Video Challenge: Guide to Tournament Conduct – Team 1138G – Chaminade College Preparatory – California
  • VEX Robotics Photography Challenge: Top Ten Winners of Photography Challenge

VEX Worlds will take place in Louisville, Ky. on April 20-23 where 1,000 of the best robotics teams from around the world will gather for three and a half days of competition under one roof for one epic celebration to crown the 2016 World Champions for the VEX IQ Challenge, VEX Robotics Competition, and VEX U. For more information about VEX Worlds, please visit For more information about the REC Foundation, please visit or

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.