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Robotics Education & Competition Foundation Announces the VEX Robotics Competition Robot Bash in Colorado

BOULDER, Colo. Feb. 6, 2013–The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation is pleased to announce the VEX Robotics Competition Robot Bash to be held at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Saturday. The event is expected to attract more than 20 teams with students from middle and high school competing over one full day of robotics. The event is sponsored locally by GoDaddy, the Web’s top platform for small business. Over the last year in Colorado, the VEX IQ Challenge and the VEX Robotics Competition have grown from approximately 65 teams last season to include more than 95 teams this year.

The REC Foundation’s programs are on target to grow by 2,500 teams this year and in order to accommodate the growth the Foundation expects to add a number of state events in the coming years, offering students more opportunities to compete locally and save on travel costs for competition.

“The REC Foundation recognizes that successfully preparing our children for the future global economy will require a strong understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” said Jason Morrella, President of the REC Foundation. “Robotics engineering programs naturally engage and inspire students to pursue STEM subjects and careers and we are committed to providing them with high quality competition opportunities, like the VEX Robotics Competition, to accommodate their growing interest.”

The VRC Robot Bash in Colorado is one of a series of VEX Robotics Competitions taking place internationally throughout the year.  VEX Robotics is the world’s fastest growing competitive robotics program for elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and colleges around the world, with more than 9,500 teams from 28 countries that participate in more than 800 competitions worldwide.  The competition season culminates each Spring, with the highly-anticipated VEX Robotics Competition World Championship presented by the Northrop Grumman Foundation and the REC Foundation, which unites top qualifying teams from local, state and international VEX Robotics Competitions. 

For details on additional upcoming events, please visit www.RobotEvents.com, a unique resource for teams and event partners to register and share updates from their robotics competitions. 

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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