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.


Galen VEX - Engaging Our Community


Galen VEX - Engaging our Community.

Galen VEX started in October 2016 as a group of 5 interested regional Students. We now have 30 students in our program, and have represented Australia at the VEX Worlds in 2018 and 2019. Through our passion for VEX we have encourage, mentored and inspired other schools/teams to join the program. We now have 16 local teams, and that is expanding at a rapid rate, with more schools looking to join the 2020-2021 season. 

Throughout our journey we have continued to work with our community, engaging the young and...

KIS VEX Community Outreach


About Our Club
Korea International School Vex Robotics is a high-school robotics program from South Korea. As a robotics club, we provide opportunities for students to collaborate, engineer, and design their own robots while fostering an appreciation for STEM in the school community. The website is a compilation of the club's history since 2014. It reminds all the new and veteran members of the successes and efforts made by the Vex Robotics Club, representing the continuity of the program throughout the years. 

About Our Video

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We are from the school, Linden McKinley Stem Academy and Our team manager came up with an idea that was really good! We all agreed to his idea at once. His idea was to donate things we don’t use to a homeless shelter. Members of the club  individually gathered cloths,cans and shoes that they don’t use or eat. We hung posters all over the school so they would help us gather more stuff. By January 8,2020 we had a lot of stuff and we were ready to donate them. Our video shows half our team getting ready to deliver the food, cloths and shoes to the shelter....

35216F Girl Scout Outreach


We did an outreach project to help girl scouts learn about robotics. Our team taught the girl scouts about the basics of coding to help them earn a special badge. We taught them using real-life examples of things in coding like commands, functions, etc. We also taught them the basics of our robot and this year's game.

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The First VEX Team in Kyoto, JAPAN


33240V, Team HIGH VOLTAGE, is a VEX Robotics team based in Kyoto, Japan. This is the first middle school VEX Robotics team in Kyoto and / or Kansai area. It would be an exciting venture to be a VEX pioneer of this area, as Kyoto is known not only as a famous historical area but also as a home of top-level science / technology oriented companies and universities, such as Kyocera and Kyoto University. 

33240V is a one-person team of a 7th grader, RYOTA TSUJI. Ryota used to be a member of 3324J until his family relocated from Los Angeles, CA to Japan in April 2019. In the US,...

Red River High School Robotics Entry to Community...

An overview of our impact of the community of Grand Forks, ND. We have gone out to elementary and middle schools, assisting them in the setup and execution of their IQ program. We've also gone and presented to the Boy Scouts and the Board of Education in hopes of spreading robotics even further. When presenting to the Board, we were able to win a grant for IQ throughout the state! More importantly, we had a lot of fun with the kids and helping out.

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34000E 2020 Community Award Online Challenge...


We are team 34000E [Co.R.E.] from Sandy Creek Central School in Sandy Creek, New York.  At [Co.R.E.] we are always looking for opportunities to share our passion for robotics with our community.  Our journey in volunteering and outreach has spanned many seasons beginning in 2017 with our first event at the Ainsworth Memorial Library. Since then the team has volunteered and shared VEX with our community at many venues and on several occasions!

Please enjoy our video submission for the Community Online Challenge Award sponsored by Google!

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7984A - VEXIQ School Experience Programme...

Team 7984 always promoting STEM in robotics to the community, such as, our Hong Kong Championship in VRC or VEXIQ. Some of our members being a participants involve in robotics competition. We knew that some of them may not good at competition, so we provided other learning experience for them, such as, being volunteers during the competition. It made the competition run smoothly.

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Ecotech Challenge- RedEagles making an impact

This video showcases one of the many participations of the 76921B VRC Team in which they reached their local community. The EcoTech event was an opportunity for our team to reach middle school pupils living away from their parents in their school's dorms. Our team initiated these pupils to Vex Robots, and those little teens enjoyed their first competition with them in the last day of the event. It was a great chance to show their leadership spirit and empower the young learners with Skills in STEM education.

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