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.


Building a Better Future


Our team focuses extensively on making sure the future of STEM is full of innovative indiviuals, ready to tackle the problems of the next generation. 

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2496Y's Community Outreach

Enjoy our video about our community outreach.

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Community Take-Over

2567K is very active in their community. View their top community engagements here:

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7316 D meets the world with outreach


Firestone Robotics hosts an annual middle school competition from Akron Public Schools. The robotics competition is designed to foster critical thinking in the middle school by means of a problem based activity. Students come from different schools and are grouped randomly together to promote teamwork within diverse settings. Each team is given a common set of materials, tasked to design and build their robot, and then handle it in the actual competition. 7316 D teaches the students about gear ratios and their materials. 7316 Ds core values are to inspire and pass the baton of learning to...

VEX Tower TakeOver 481B Comm Service


Here is Team 481A's community service video for the 2019 - 2020. We worked hard and made a positive impact on the community. Enjoy!

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7405N Community Outreach

This video highlights the huge impact 7405N has had on the local Vex community and the Vex community in general. It focuses on the Millburn Splash and Essex Iq programs. Both programs teach and spread engineering to students not involved in engineering, but want to develop and interest. The video also highlights the website that 7405N has made to support local Vex Teams. it has build and code tips + an in-depth scouting platform. This platform contains an A.I ranking algorithm and specific Team breakdowns.

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The change leaders

Our team has been putting a great impact on its local community since the very first time its members met. Ranging from cleaning activities to robotic events, we have been spreading a shared passion for STEM and for being good citizens.

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NC State VEX-U Community Award Challenge


NCSU Community Challenge

We volunteered at multiple events throughout the state of North Carolina, and we have provided direct and in-direct help in many areas of hosting VRC events. We were especially in close contact with a local VRC league (Triangle Robotics League) throughout the year and will continue to do so afterwards. We are also starting an initiative to provide training for judges as an option at events in the state of NC, and both of our main priorities are highlighted in this video.

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Girl Powered Workshop


Check out our Girl Powered Workshop!

Entrants: Shelby Hiens, Mary Anne Onianwah, Max Stein, Ariana Capati, Angelo Capati, Kai Ko, Shannon Austria, Christopher Moreno, Katelyn Carman, Lauren Chandler, Kritchanan Yampai, Axel Rodriguez, Alyssa Cummings, Angela Bautista

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