Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
Online Challenges

The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation’s mission is to increase student interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by engaging students in hands-on, affordable, and sustainable robotics engineering programs. We see a future where all students design and innovate as part of a team, experience failure, persevere, and embrace STEM. These lifelong learners emerge confident in their ability to make the world a better place. Whether it's a competitive event, workshop, camp, or conference, we understand the unprecedented level of passion and commitment it takes to create, maintain, and execute such programs. The Robotics Education and Competition Foundation is committed to promoting technology and related student and professional advancement so that one day these programs become accessible to all students and all schools in all communities.  Our goal with the Online Challenge Program is to provide additional opportunities to our students utilizing service, solutions, and technology which will allow individuals to flourish in a way that fosters the technical and interpersonal skills necessary to succeed in the 21st Century.

Students from 30,000 teams around the world are encouraged to learn or test new skills in a fun and engaging way through STEM-based challenges, submitted online. The demand for virtual learning opportunities has increased due to recent events and we are expanding Online Challenges to give more students opportunities to stay engaged. Challenges could include website design, CAD design, photography, community involvement, video production, workforce development, programming, and much more.

2020-2021 Online Challenges

We have released the names of some of this Fall's confirmed Online Challenges so that you can begin to plan and prepare your entries.  Exact details and requirements will be added prior to the open date of September 1, 2020. Additionally you will see rolling Online Challenges throughout the season.

Have a Question? email onlinechallenges@roboticseducation.org

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VEX IQ STEM Career Readiness Online Challenge Sponsored by The REC Foundation

Opens: Fri, Jul 17, 2020 8:00 AM CDT
Closes: Sun, Aug 30, 2020 5:00 PM CDT

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX IQ Challenge
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VRC Annotated Programming Skills Challenge Sponsored by The REC Foundation

Opens: Fri, Jul 17, 2020 8:00 AM CDT
Closes: Sun, Aug 30, 2020 5:00 PM CDT

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX Robotics Competition
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Electronics Online Challenge Sponsored by Texas Instruments

Opens: Tue, Sep 1, 2020 9:00 AM CDT
Closes: Tue, Dec 8, 2020 12:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX IQ Challenge VEX Robotics Competition VEX U
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VRC Promote Award Online Video Challenge

Opens: Tue, Sep 1, 2020 9:00 AM CDT
Closes: Tue, Dec 8, 2020 12:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX Robotics Competition
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VEX IQ Challenge Promote Award Online Video Challenge

Opens: Tue, Sep 1, 2020 9:00 AM CDT
Closes: Tue, Dec 8, 2020 12:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX IQ Challenge
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VEX Robotics Photography Challenge

Opens: Tue, Sep 1, 2020 9:00 AM CDT
Closes: Tue, Dec 8, 2020 12:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX IQ Challenge VEX Robotics Competition VEX U
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International Robotics Honors Society Service Award Challenge

Opens: Tue, Sep 1, 2020 9:00 AM CDT
Closes: Tue, Dec 8, 2020 12:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX Robotics Competition
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VEX IQ Challenge STEM Research Online Challenge

Opens: Tue, Sep 1, 2020 9:00 AM CDT
Closes: Tue, Dec 8, 2020 12:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX IQ Challenge
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Girl Powered VEX IQ Challenge Essay Challenge

Opens: Tue, Sep 1, 2020 9:00 AM CDT
Closes: Tue, Dec 8, 2020 12:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX IQ Challenge
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Girl Powered VRC Essay Challenge

Opens: Tue, Sep 1, 2020 9:00 AM CDT
Closes: Tue, Dec 8, 2020 12:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX Robotics Competition
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Robotics Team Website Challenge

Opens: Tue, Sep 1, 2020 9:00 AM CDT
Closes: Tue, Dec 8, 2020 12:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX Robotics Competition VEX U
Learn more...

VEX Robotics Competition CAD Engineering Challenge

Opens: Tue, Sep 1, 2020 9:00 AM CDT
Closes: Tue, Dec 8, 2020 12:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX Robotics Competition VEX U
Learn more...

VEX IQ Challenge CAD Engineering Challenge

Opens: Tue, Sep 1, 2020 9:00 AM CDT
Closes: Tue, Dec 8, 2020 12:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX IQ Challenge
Learn more...