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1 Robotics Education & Competition Foundation June 2014

2 Mission & Vision: What We Do Robotics Education & Competition Foundation seeks to increase student interest and involvement in STEM by engaging them in hands-on, sustainable and affordable curriculum-based robotics engineering programs worldwide.

3 Why Robotics? Educational Hands-On Creative Engaging Problem Solving Innovative Collaborative Competitive Fun

4 REC Foundation’s STEM Pipeline A Comprehensive Learning Platform from K to College Workforce ElementaryMiddle SchoolHigh SchoolPost Secondary C++ Linux

5 Network of Partners Event partners Curriculum partners Extracurricular providers Post-secondary education Industry Government K-12 educators and administrators

6 2013/ , , ,300 80, /2013

7 Team Growth by Program Total Number of Teams by Year ,

8 Elementary & Middle School Students Teamwork MatchesTeamwork Matches Individual Skills ChallengesIndividual Skills Challenges Snap-together assemblySnap-together assembly Free programming softwareFree programming software Free curriculumFree curriculum STEM Research Project ChallengeSTEM Research Project Challenge Middle School & High School Students Local, state, regional, national and world competitionsLocal, state, regional, national and world competitions Driver controlled and autonomous Skills ChallengesDriver controlled and autonomous Skills Challenges Free curriculumFree curriculum ScholarshipsScholarships Online ChallengesOnline Challenges College & University Students VEX U teams build 2 competition robotsVEX U teams build 2 competition robots Higher level and longer autonomous period of playHigher level and longer autonomous period of play Gain desired industry skills, like programming, CAD and technical writingGain desired industry skills, like programming, CAD and technical writing

9 April 15-18, 2015 VEX Robotics Competition

10 REC Foundation Scholarship Program Colleges, universities and industry partners offer scholarships for students in robotics More than 80 scholarships Nearly $2 million available To learn more, visit:

11 Industry Certifications Pre-Engineering Certification Fundamentals of Engineering (Required) Students choose two of the following: – Mechanical – Computer Science & Engineering (Programming) – Electrical – Chemical – Aerospace – Civil Engineering – Engineering Technology – Manufacturing Technology Robotics Certification Required: – Fundamentals of Engineering – Mechanical – Computer Science & Engineering (Programming) – Electrical Note: Students earn both Certifications when completing Robotics Certification, as requirements exceed Pre-Engineering Certification.

12 REC Foundation Sponsors

13 REC Foundation Program Partners

14 VEX Classroom Partners and many more…

15 RoboticsEducation.org Team Grants Scholarship Program Educator & Participant Resources Sponsors & Partners STEM Hall of Fame Contact Information Great Online Resources: REC Foundation Provides RobotEvents.com & Promote STEM events Serve Multiple Programs Community Forums Online Registration Online Challenges Global Reach Map Search

16 RoboticsEducation.org

17 RobotEvents.com

18 Thank You!


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