REC Foundation Partners with VEX Robotics, Inc. to Manage VEX Robotics Competitions

REC Foundation Partners with VEX Robotics, Inc. to Manage VEX Robotics Competitions

Non-profit assumes management of world’s largest middle and high school robotics competition

Sterling Heights, Mich. – June 4, 2010 – Underscoring its commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education, the non-profit Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation, has teamed-up with VEX Robotics, Inc., a leader in educational and competitive robotics products, to organize and operate the VEX Robotics Competition worldwide.

More than 2,600 teams representing 20 countries competed in over 200 events in the 2009-2010 VEX Robotics Competition season. The REC Foundation will actively support existing teams and events while driving the expansion of the rapidly growing program.

“The VEX Robotics Competition is in good hands with the REC Foundation,” said Paul Copioli, president of VEX Robotics, Inc. “Their commitment to science, technology, engineering and math aligns perfectly to the goals of the VEX Robotics Competition and we look forward to the continued growth and success of the competition globally.”

The REC 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 supporting competitions for some of the world’s leading robotics platforms and organizations including VEX, TSA, BOTBALL, BEST, and FIRST Robotics Competitions, the foundation also provides program support and workshops focused on technology and professional development for educators – including the community portal website which helps promote multiple high quality programs and provides online registration and event pages for hundreds of events around the world.

Please visit to learn more about the high quality programs supported by the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation.

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