Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
Online Challenges

Community Award Online Challenge Sponsored by Google

The Community Award Online Challenge Sponsored by Google is presented to either VRC and/or VEX U teams that make a positive impact on STEM education opportunities in their community through leadership, outreach, mentorship, and support. The winning teams made many contributions outside their own school or organization that helps students, teams, coaches or mentors. Contributions may span multiple seasons. Contributions are not limited to REC Foundation or VEX Robotics programs; they may include any robotics or STEM education program.

The submission will show the team’s impact on one or more of these STEM education opportunities in their community, outside of their own school or organization:

  • Leadership or outreach to recruit new robotics teams or start new STEM programs or facilities.
  • Leadership or outreach to recruit new students, coaches, mentors, event partners or volunteers.
  • Leadership or support for registered VEX Robotics teams, competitions, or tournaments.
  • Leadership or support for registered workshops such as Girl Powered events.
  • Leadership or support for competitions, fairs, or programs in any STEM field.
  • Mentorship for robotics teams.
  • Any other leadership or volunteer support in the community related to STEM education or STEM activities.

Additionally, the submission will be judged on creativity and quality of the video.

The submission will be a video not to exceed 195 seconds (3 minute video and 15 seconds of required credits) that highlights the team’s community-wide contributions to STEM education programs. The video will be posted or uploaded to a video streaming service, and a link to the video will be submitted through the REC Foundation Online Challenge website.


"We're Always Ready"

The Innovators, having dedicated themselves to helping middle school VEX teams such as The Gainesville middle school to expanding STEM by starting Science National Honor Societies, share snippets of their impact on the community through a parody of "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen and assure everyone that they're always ready

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Impacting the Next Generation


Impacting the Next Generation

We are team 41091A Revelation Robotics. A couple years ago, we had a revelation. This revelation led us to outreach to our Northern Kentucky/Southern Ohio community, engage students in the area, mentor kids and teams, and impact the next generation.

This video shows our journey from start to present of how we have accomplished these goals through volunteering and...

Team 7983F Community Outreach


Team 7983F has been spreading awareness and interest in STEM throughout our community in many different ways. Logan has worked with his boy scout troop on his eagle project where he designed and build 2 wooden carts for a new Middle School team. Peter has also volunteered at a local science museum, working on LEGO mindstorms robots with young elementary level students, along with spreading interest in the VEX program. Our team is very active in the local competitions for High School and Middle School. We have put many hours into helping run high school events and...

Exothermic Creation Outreach


We are team 10C Exothermic Creation from Exothermic Robotics. We are a group of 6 girls passionate about about sharing our experiences with STEM with the community. Our journey in volunteering and outreach have spanned many seasons, starting from promoting robotics at an elementary school science fair to creating a Vex IQ Workshop for kids in our community. Our goal is to connect our local community using STEM and robotics.

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Outreach the community!

We are the 9623 WARP DRIVE program from Charleston, South Carolinas our program grows every year, we have made a reputation for ourselves as one of the teams who anyone can reach out for help, we are always reaching out to elementary schools, middle schools, and even community events such as fairs or local library events to show our program and introduce the younger audience and the older community to come and support other events and help others to learn and gain more interest into the VEX and STEM programs, we are currently working on making a more girl-friendly environment in our...




a team that is unique and dedicated, we strive for sucess and usually come pretty near

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