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.


"Marrs IQ Outreach"


1073F "Styx" from Omaha, Nebraska sponsored two teams from a nearby elementary and two teams from a middle school. We hosted an all day workshop, Our team demonstrated engineer notebooks, building tips, programming 101, and key aspects of "Squared Away" to the students and their coaches. Our club registered the new teams and hosted them at our annual tournament. One elementary team won the "Think Award."

They will each register FIVE VEX IQ teams next year!!!

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Our Robotics Community - A 98807B Production



Our student lead club wants to promote the exposing of engineering to others through design, building, and programming robots. Come play with robots and learn the fundamentals of our club, and how we can be successful as a team. 


Our student-made video demonstrates us helping other teams, competing, building, and having fun at a Vex Robotics Tournament. The videos we used were recorded by our student using a DSLR camera, enhancing the quality of the video. This video also uses...

1965Y Supporting STEM

About Our Team
1965Y consists of Adam Taylor, Johnny Burrer, Andrei Nistor, Tanmay Panchpor, Iyad Hamid, Neil Thacker, and myself (Joshua Neela). Adam is our driver and helped build parts of the robot, Johnny built our gearbox and other parts of the robot, Andrei is another driver and built our tray, intakes, and other parts of the robot, Tanmay filled out our engineering notebook and helped build other parts of the robot, Iyad programmed all our code, Neil built our lift and helped build other parts of the robot, and I built the drive train and base...


Plastic Pilers


Our full site in it's intirety.


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Team 4154X Impact on Pahokee Community


Our team 4154 reached out to Pahokee High School, a school in need of support and guidance to help them develop their own robotics program to help them get involved in VEX Competitions.  For most of these students, opportunities in engineering and programming is a means to success.

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Robo Supremes Community Award



On this team there are six people and our names are Nyanza, Clifton, Liana, Takayla,Chauncy, and Carlton. Our team name is Robo Surpremes. This day was our Homecoming Owlfest. We decided to all go out and show our local community what robotics was all about. Cliftion was building our robot, Carlton was coding, Liana was working on our notebook and helping code, Takayla didnt make it, and me (Nyanza) and Chauncy went out and talked to the community. We would ask people and children if they wanted to see or drive the robots. This day ment so much to us as a team...

Building Community Through Robotics


9364Y wants to show you how their whole organization is committed to helping build the robotics community through outreach, mentoring, and community service. Through mentoring partnerships and peer-to-peer support, 9364Y and its sister teams promote cooperation throughout the local and national robotics community. Fostering growth in STEM education is the passion of our students and teams.

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