Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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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.


UCF Knightmare Engineering Community Award

Hello, we are Knightmare Engineering: a first year VEXU team competing out of the University of Central Florida. Our team believes community involvement is crucial both in competetive robotics, and life. Because of this we went out of our way whenever possible to help those in our local community and ran our very own workshop event helping younger teams by sharing our expertise in all thing VEX. Thank you for your consideration.

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35216D community service project


We helped the girl scout brownies learn about sensors wich helped them earn 2 and a half badges. we did our project on them because there is a push for girls to get into the stem challenge. We tought them how to use Ozobots and how they use sensors

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35216D community service project

We did a project on teaching girl scout brownies about robotics to help them earn two badges. We did this because there is a push to get girls into the stem challenge. What we did was teach them about sensors. We did was take a complex system of ozobots and turn into there kind of laungage to do what we did.

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6526G - Damien Spartan Robotics: Community Award

This is 6526G's entry for the 2020 Community Award Online Challenge Sponsored by Google.

In this video, we highlight the multiple community outreach Damien Spartan Robotics participates in. We follow the students as they discuss the multiple STEM programs Damien has started throughout the years and how these programs have impacted the community. From past collaboration with St. Lucy's all-girls High School, to Annual Summer Camps, and Middle School VEX IQ Grant programs, the Damien Spartan Robotics program has a huge impact on the community. Then, the students discuss the...

3631V The Vexens Community Outreach

We are 3631V the Vexens and we are a proud girl-powered team. After competing at worlds, our team wanted to share our experiences with our community. Here is our video!

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Team 33157A 2019-2020 Community Award

This is our video for new teams trying to recruit more middle school teams to compete in the VEX Robotics Competition. 

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3204E Community Award

Here’s how 3204E is engaging with our wonderful community! We know that our community has been instrumental in our Vex careers, so we’re committed to giving back to them.

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7316X - This Is How We Inspire

"There are two main things that prevent people from starting new activities; cost and age. Most people assume that in order to be good at something, you have to start in elementary school, like with gymnastics or soccer. Luckily, that's not true with robotics, in fact, as long as you have a keen and eager mind, you can start at any time. The Middle School Robotics Event is a perfect example of that, actually! Imagine that. One early Saturday morning a year, swarms of middle schoolers converge on the Firestone High School gymnasium, herded by Project Lead the way Students and...

Inspiring Boys and Girls

Team 2316 A, Tiger Robotics, from Arecibo Puerto Rico presents its Community Award video.  As part of our Community Outreach we began a series of workshops with the Boys and Girls Clubs in Arecibo to help them learn about robotics and to register their first team for the 2020 VEX season.  The Boys and Girls Club in Arecibo serves a community located in a public housing project in need for opportuniest like this one to engage the young into STEM activities.

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Back To The Community


We're 2602 G-GOATs from Hopkinton High School (Hopkinetics Club) and we wanted to give back to the community by giving a glimpse of STEM to young girls and boys. We also raised money for female education around the world in places such as India, Brazil, and Pakistan. We hope you enjoy the video of our award. 

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