Surrounded by grins from ear to ear, hollers of excitement filling the air, and a crowd of people sharing the same unforgettable memories, you’ll soon feel the magic of sharing these experiences with a room full of strangers. It is a feeling and an experience these students will never forget: the atmosphere, the fellow competitors, and of course, the competition itself. The pure joy and excitement of students radiating with happiness is like no other. Give your students the opportunity to experience this feeling by competing with robots they designed, robots they built, and robots they have coded and are driving (or drones!).

Whether your goal is to bring some friendly competition into the classroom/community, or you have a much more ambitious goal of starting a competitive team in hopes of competing at global competitions with teams from all over the world, we can help you get started. No previous knowledge is required to start a club in your school, after-school, or as a community program! Experiencing STEM in a competitive context not only increases student engagement, but it also gives students a challenging outlet to apply the knowledge they’ve learned and develop important life skills like teamwork, communication, and project-based organization. The competitions turn complicated engineering concepts, such as ‘optimize the design of your robot’, into approachable and more exciting challenges when they mean things like ‘score more points’.


Get your students involved in competitions that happen right in your classroom! And because these classroom challenges don't require the participation of anyone else outside the class, you can start the competitions based on your schedule!

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Vex IQ Challenge

The VEX IQ Challenge provides elementary and middle school students with an exciting challenge and allows students to compete at many different levels including the VEX World championships. Experiencing STEM in a competitive context increases student engagement and gives students a challenging outlet to apply all this new knowledge.

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Vex Robotics Competition

VEX V5 is part of the global VEX robotics competition where middle school, high school, and college/university students participate in competitions with teams from all over the world. The VEX competition ecosystem is a huge and passionate community. It drives students to want to learn more and be better, and the excitement is unmatched.

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Aerial Drone Competition

Every year, the Aerial Drone Competition, presented by the REC Foundation and in partnership with FTW Robotics, offers an exciting educational drone sporting event that focuses on hands-on, student-centered learning.

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