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Competition brings
STEM skills to life

VEX Competitions bring STEM skills to life by tasking teams of students with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels and culminate at the VEX Robotics World Championship each April!

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VRC Tower Takeover Field

- Middle school, high school, and college/university
- More than 11,500 teams from 40 countries playing in over 750 tournaments
- Local, regional, national, and world competitions
- Standard Matches: Two alliances of two teams each playing against each other
- Robot Skills Challenge: One robot playing alone against the clock
- Online Challenges: Unique contests using CAD, animation, essays, and more
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VIQC Squared Away Field

- Elementary / primary to middle / secondary school
- More than 8,500 teams from 45 countries playing in over 900 tournaments
- Local, regional, national, and world competitions
- Teamwork Challenge: Two teams working together to maximize their score
- Robot Skills Challenge: One robot playing alone against the clock
- STEM Research Project: Students use the scientific method to research and solve a challenge

The Robotics Education & Competition (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 programsprogrammes across the U.S. and internationally.

In addition to operating and supporting competitions for some of the world’s leading robotics platforms and organizations, including VEX, TSA, and BEST Robotics, the foundation also provides programprogramme support and workshops focused on technology and professional development for educators. The REC Foundation is a US-registered 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization.

For more information, visit the RECF's website at