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Robotics Education & Competition Foundation Launches New Website

Provides students, educators, and partners tools and information to strengthen and support regional and national growth

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., January 17, 2013 – The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a new online resource at www.roboticseducation.org, that provides students, educators, partners and sponsors with customized content and tools that enhance the robotics education resources available to local communities. The site will provide access to online challenges, a STEM Hall of Fame and a growing selection of team grants and college and university scholarships.

“There has been unprecedented growth in educational robotics programs over the last year. Our programs alone have grown 30% to include nearly 7,000 teams this season,” said Jason Morrella, President, REC Foundation. “To accommodate this dynamic growth, it was imperative that we provide more resources to aid our community of educators, students, industry and community partners.”

The REC Foundation’s site will be a destination for all in the robotics community, offering resources and information on multiple programs to encourage interest in more than one program and model.

The new site will offer some key features, including tools for volunteer engagement and enhanced search features to find programs and events in a particular state or country.  In addition, the portal will provide teachers and students with best practices on program development, project management, fundraising and public relations tips of the trade. Lastly, students, teachers and school administrators will find information on a growing selection of team grants and scholarships.

To ensure a seamless transition, the REC Foundation will also continue to maintain support of RobotEvents.com to ensure that teams and event partners have a place to register and participate in robotics competitions.

About the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation

The Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, supports robotics and technology events and programs that aim to inspire and motivate students to advance in STEM education. In addition to operating and supporting competitions for some of the world’s leading robotics platforms and organizations including VEX, TSA and BEST Robotics Competitions, the foundation also provides program support and workshops focused on technology and professional development for educators – including the RobotEvents.com community portal website which helps promote multiple high quality programs and provides online registration and event pages for hundreds of events around the world.