The preferred platform for many of the world's largest robotics competitions
Nothing gets people “fired up” like the excitement of head-to-head competition. The solutions we create at VEX are used in a number of competition programs inspiring students with this magic, including BEST, FIRST, SkillsUSA, TSA and more. Most notably, VEX Robotics partners with the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing student interest and involvement in STEM programs. The REC Foundation manages the VEX IQ Challenge (for elementary and middle-school students), the VEX Robotics Competition (for middle-school and high-school students) and VEX U (for University students). This continuum of programs enables students of all ages to use VEX to compete against their peers around the world.
Do you have what it takes to create the next World Champion?
The tools VEX provides for competition are designed with flexibility in mind. We see competitions popping up in all sorts of ways: informal club events, as part of the curricular classroom experience, or as part of summer programs. While many programs enjoy the ability to structure things in their own way, every program has the opportunity to work with the REC Foundation as part of a global competition. Interested students can compete locally before advancing to the regional, state, and national level. Winning teams from each region go on to compete at the VEX Robotics World Championship against the best teams in the world! The VEX Robotics World Championship now holds the Guinness World Record for the largest robotics competition on Earth. Over 20,000 participants from 1,100 teams representing 30 nations travelled to Louisville, KY in 2018 for the chance to be crowned world champion!