Dan Mantz

On behalf of the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation, welcome to the 2022-2023 VEX Robotics Competition season, presented by Northrop Grumman Foundation. We are very excited to offer our robotics community a fun and action-packed season!

The REC Foundation’s mission is to increase student interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by engaging students in hands-on, affordable, and sustainable robotics engineering programs. Through remote and in-person activities, students increase their innovative thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills, enhancing their academic journey to build a talented workforce in various STEM-related professions.

Our well-known competition experience attracts hundreds of thousands of students from across the globe united in their passion for robotics and STEM. It’s our goal to leverage competitive robotics to see students increase technical abilities while learning workforce skills and having fun with their team.

The REC Foundation is dedicated to providing the guidance and resources to ensure that the season and competitions run smoothly so that all participants, coaches, and volunteers have a rewarding experience. We encourage you to explore resources here in the Digital Welcome Kit including VEX Robotics Competition Spin Up summary information, V5 STEM Labs (with free curriculum), V5 Educator Certifications, free software downloads, and much more.

We wish you an enjoyable and challenging robotics season. I look forward to seeing you soon at an upcoming event!

Dan Mantz
CEO
Robotics Education & Competition Foundation