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.


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...


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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