The Virginia State Championship to take place at Meadow Event Park in Doswell on February 20th and 21st 2015
February 12, 2015 – The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation is pleased to announce the VEX Robotics State Championship to be held at Meadow Event Park in Doswell on February 20th and 21st 2015. The event is expected to attract more than 750 elementary, middle and high school age students who will be competing in the VEX IQ Challenge and the VEX Robotics Competition with two full days of robotics matches sponsored locally by Micron Foundation, CSC, Learning Blade, DES, and Synergy Technical.
“Northern VA Community College’s SySTEMic Solutions has seen the growth and increased interest in robotics engineering programs locally and we are thrilled to support our students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by organizing the VEX Robotics Competition State Championship,” said Amy Harris, Director, SySTEMic Solutions, Northern Virginia Community College.
The REC Foundation’s programs are among the largest and fastest growing in the world and in order to accommodate the explosive growth, the Foundation expects to add a number of state events in the coming years, offering students more opportunities to compete locally and save on travel costs for competition.
“The REC Foundation recognizes that successfully preparing our children for the future global economy will require a strong understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” said Jason Morrella, President, REC Foundation. “Robotics engineering programs naturally engage and inspire students to pursue STEM subjects and careers and we are committed to providing them with high quality competition opportunities, like the VEX IQ Challenge and the VEX Robotics Competition, to accommodate their growing interest.”
The Virginia State Championship is one of a series of VEX IQ Challenges and VEX Robotics Competitions taking place internationally throughout the year. The competition is free and open to the public and families are encouraged to come and enjoy the event. VEX Robotics is the world’s fastest growing competitive robotics program for elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and colleges around the world, with more than 11,000 teams from over 25 countries that participate in more than 800 competitions worldwide. The competition season culminates each Spring, with the highly-anticipated VEX Robotics World Championship presented by the Northrop Grumman Foundation and the REC Foundation, which unites top qualifying teams from local, state and international VEX Robotics events.
For details on additional upcoming events, please visit www.RobotEvents.com, a unique resource for teams and event partners to register and share updates from their robotics competitions. For more information about the REC Foundation, please visit www.RoboticsEducation.org.
About the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
The REC Foundation seeks to increase student interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by engaging students in hands-on, sustainable and affordable curriculum-based robotics engineering programs across the U.S. and internationally. The REC Foundation develops partnerships with K-12 education, higher education, government, industry, and the non-profit community to achieve this work.