What is the VEX Robotics Competition?

The VEX Robotics Competition, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, is the largest and fastest growing middle school and high school robotics program globally with more than 20,000 teams from 50 countries playing in over 1,700 competitions worldwide. Each year, an exciting engineering challenge is presented in the form of a game. Students, with guidance from their teachers and mentors, build innovative robots and compete year-round.

Will my students learn while competing?

In addition to learning valuable engineering skills, students gain life skills such as teamwork, perseverance, communication, collaboration, project management, and critical thinking. The VEX Robotics Competition prepares students to become future innovators with 95% of participants reporting an increased interest in STEM subject areas and pursuing STEM-related careers.

How do I register?

The REC Foundation has representatives across the country to assist events and help new teams get up and running. These Regional Support Managers have dozens of years of Competition Robotics experience, and are a great asset to all teams. You can contact your Regional Support Manager to register you team, https://www.robotevents.com/support

What is included in our Welcome Kit?

The VEX Robotics Competition Welcome Kit includes the following:

  • 1x Engineering Notebook
  • 1x VRC License Plate Pack
  • 1x VRC Scoring Element Kit
  • 1x REC Foundation/Northrop Grumman Foundation Welcome Letter
  • 1x VEX IQ Sammy

The VEX IQ Challenge Welcome Kit includes the following:

  • 2x VEX IQ Challenge Blank License Plates
  • 1x VEX IQ Challenge Scoring Element Kit
  • 1x REC Foundation/Northrop Grumman Foundation Welcome Letter
  • 1x VEX IQ Sammy
  • 1x VEX IQ Challenge Engineering Notebook (5 Pack)

How do I contact the RECF?

Phone: (903) 401-8088
Address: Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
1519 I-30 West
Greenville, TX 75402
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT

Problems with your competition robot

If you have technical difficulties with your robot outside of competition please contact VEX Robotics at 903-453-0802 or email support@vex.com with a detailed description of the issue.

If you have issues with your robot or the event at a competition you can contact the REC Foundation staff at the event for support.

For more information, help, and tips, check out the many resources at VEX Professional Development Plus

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