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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.


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...

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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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...


Robotics Worldwide


We are team 94927A from Morgan Hill, CA. We wanted to share the oppurtunity of robotics with others who need it. To do this we collected donations and started vex robotics programs both locally and internationally. We donated shipments to a school in Ghana, Africa and our team leaders taught the stuents there all about STEM during the summer. We then went to El Toro, a local public school in our community and introduced robotics to the students there. Later this January we are going to go to Sacred Heart of the Nativity, a school in the San Jose community to try to have a major...

We are Remarkable: Girl Powered Impact on our...

Robohawks- Coach Lund

This #GirlPowered VRC team from Irvine, California hosted a girl powered STEAM camp to impact their community. This workshop brought over 75 elementary girls together to learn about robotics and being remarkable. Inspired by their own experience at the 2019 World Championship, Team 8838A used the “I am Remarkable” movement by Google to build confidence and spread girl power in their own community. 

This video showcases the girl powered workshop that took place on October 25, 2019. 

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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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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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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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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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Determining Our Impact - A 9421R Production


Vex Robotics VRC Team 9421R from Framingham MA, consists of CJ Crocker, Liam Donovan, Brady Levensohn, Tyler Garofalo, Zac Dustin, Nick Tessitore and Ryan McLoughlin. Along with being a successful robotics team, our goal is to enlarge our community and leave a positive impact on other teams and clubs such as 9791(a-z) and many more.

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One VEX Team At A Time | 986A Grace Brethren...


Team 986A high school division has been in VEX Robotics since 2007. Since then we have assisted and volunteered at many competitions in 4 different surrounding counties including our own Ventura County.       

     In 2016 there was an explosion number of VRC teams and we started hosting VRC middle school competitions to enable the number of teams that we're unable to attend a competition in California. We were trying to fill a niche because there were not enough competitions to register the overflowing number of...


STEM Strength in Numbers


This video shares the journey of VEX Robotics team #373 as they reached out to the community to share robotics and STEM with more than 48,000 people in 2019. Our goal is to open doors of opportunity in STEM while helping the youth of our state find their people! 


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STL Robotics 82855G - "STL Robotics: The Family"


Team 82855G from STL Robotics is a team of eight enthusiastic members. STL robotics is made up of 60 people in six different teams with an additional 50 members in the robotics club. As leaders of this diverse school robotics community, members of team 82855G have provided assistance for other struggling teams, acted as teachers for programming and hardware aspects of robotics, and ensured the development of a strong, positive community to be formed within the school environment. 82855G has done multiple presentations at elementary schools that focused on promoting STEM courses and careers...

VEX team 170A Community Award Submission Video...


170A is a VRC team out of Sammamish Washington. Our team started in 2017, and has members with 1 to 7 years of experience in the robotics field. We are a student lead, dedicated team that strives for excellence and always tries to raise the bar. We give back to the community by hosting classes that teach the VEX IQ curriculum and volunteering at local VRC, VEX IQ, and FIRST events. Sportsmanship and passion are very important qualities to us, and we believe they are integral to have in forming a successful team. 

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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...

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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8059blank. @Google Kid Powered


Over the 4th to 6th December, members of 8059blank, in partnership with Saturday Kids, REC Foundation Vex Robotics and Google conducted a kid powered robotics programmes for young children aged from 7-16. We were able to teach these new faces in robotics the basics, as well as share our experience at VEX competitions, and how robotics reaches beyond just robots. We would like to thank Google Vex Robotics and REC Foundation for organising this event and giving us this opportunity to learn, teach and share during this kids powered event!


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Eastwood Robotics Community Service


Eastwood Roobtics Presents its Community Award.  Eastwood Roobtics is proud to say that we have impacted the El Paso Area in terms of Robotics and STEM.  We have always promoted Robotics, by doing presentations, hosting tournaments, doing summer camps and partnering with local companies to raise money for the largest Girl Powered in the world and more.  We are proud of all our work and here is 2019-20 Community Award video.



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MXR 1669X Community Award Submission


This is our community award submission, where we highlight things we've done for the community like hosting camps, classes, GirlPowered Workshops, and tournaments. 

Music: (No Copyright) Inspirational Cinematic Background Music For Videos and Films - by AShamaluevMusic

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Our Community


We are an UK robotics team, called Synapse, in Year 10, competing in the VEX EDR Robotics Competition 2019-2020, studying at the prestigious Queen Elizabeth's School For Boys. We have competed in the VEX programme for over 2 years, winning many accolades at regional, national and even International stages of the competition. Team Synapse (20785B) is a team comprised of 6 individuals who work extremely hard to create a well-rounded program which encompasses key values i.e. leadership, trust , whilst giving back to the community whilst we can. 

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449X - Leadership and Outreach


449X is an brand new independent team from Riverside, California with two members. Though Tower Takeover is our first season as 449X, one member started out in the In The Zone season. For this submission, we wanted to show our passion for robotics and STEM fields and how we incorporated that into our community. In such a short time, we've been able to impact our local area through workshops and starting new STEM programs for others to expand their interests.

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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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Redemption robotics 2382A supporting Puerto Rico...


Our team consists of Josue Cotto and Gabriel Cotto. Josue is the captain, the, builder and the driver. Gabriel is the coach, designer programmer, journalist and backup driver. Our team name is Redemption robotics. We are a Friend team (brothers) from Toa Alta, Puerto Rico. Our mentor and sponsor is Israel Cotto. The team design, construct and program are after school hours and on weekends at our house. We work in the robot four to five times a week. We have been presenting the robotic program to our current school to motivate them to create a robotic program in the school. We created a new...