International Robotics Honor Society Service Award
The International Robotics Honor Society (IRHS) recognizes and celebrates students who excel in academics, robotics, personal character, and community service. Members of IRHS chapters work together to design and execute service learning projects that fulfill needs within their school or community. Entries for this challenge will demonstrate how service learning projects have impacted an IRHS High School Chapter and the community they serve.
How has helping the community helped your IRHS Chapter? Create a digital portfolio to show us how your problem-focused service learning project (or projects!) has advanced your Chapter's program and/or curriculum goals. Include reflections from student members from the IRHS aspects of academics, service, character, robotics, and leadership to show how IRHS makes a positive impact on members and the community.
|Elementary School||Middle School||High School||College / University||No Grade Level Restrictions|
|VEX Robotics Competition||Aerial Drone Competition|
One (1) Winner: The winning chapter will receive one (1) invitation to the 2024 VEX World Championships or their Aerial Drone Regional Championship for a team representing the chapter.
Teams must be part of a registered high school VRC or Aerial Drone Competition team for the current season, and members of an approved, current, active high school chapter of the International Robotics Honor Society.
Only one entry per IRHS chapter is permitted.
Entries submitted in previous years’ Online Challenges are not eligible for submission this year.
By uploading a submission to an REC Foundation Online Challenge, you agree to follow the Submission Guidelines and certify that you understand the Intellectual Property Rights held by you and the REC Foundation regarding your submission. Please review the Submission Guidelines and Intellectual Property Rights information at this link before uploading your submission.
Think of this as a digital portfolio. Your submission can be created using Book Creator, Google Sites, slides, or other methods and converted/printed to a PDF for submission. Use a combination of imagery and text to showcase your chapter’s service learning projects in the last year.
Things to keep in mind for a successful submission:
A submission must meet these minimum requirements in order to be judged.
Note: Beginning with the 2023-24 season, challenge entries must be uploaded by the primary contact for a registered team. This individual should ensure that the submission meets all requirements and criteria before uploading.
Up to 5 points for identifying a problem-based service learning project and explaining why it was chosen.
Up to 5 points for telling a clear story of the project and describing its impact on the community.
Up to 5 points for reflections on IRHS and the project from IRHS student members.
Up to 5 points for evidence and details of a celebration after the project.
Up to 5 points for describing a STEM role model and how this person inspires a more inclusive team/program.
Up to 5 points for a well-structured, complete submission that uses both text and images to tell a story with a clear beginning, middle, and end and that is enjoyable to read.
- Up to 5 points for a submission that presents a strong overall effort on behalf of an entire IRHS chapter, with a significant community impact.