Emcees should fill the down time between matches with information that is of interest to the audience and will support the event, including helpful information about REC Foundation and VEX programs, as families have students of all ages with them. You can use the information below as a script for the various program announcements.

Online Challenges

The REC Foundation Online Challenges are open until ______. Topics range from programming to CAD design, video production to research projects, and much more, including many challenges with updated activities for the new season! All challenges offer great prizes, and many even offer an opportunity for team qualification for VEX Worlds! Go to challenges.robotevents.com to check them out.

Girl Powered

Join the movement to redefine the face of STEM by creating a more inclusive environment for all students within the robotics community. Find out how you and your team can become Girl Powered & take the pledge today at GirlPowered.com! Engaging all students in robotics is a team effort. Find out more at GirlPowered.com!

Industry Certifications

Give your students the advantage they deserve with the REC Foundation Pre-Engineering & Robotics Industry Certification Programs. Find out how at RoboticsEducation.org/Certifications.


The REC Foundation Scholarship Program is available to students participating in the VEX Robotics Competition, offering nearly 400 scholarships valued at nearly $4.5 million. Visit RoboticsEducation.org/scholarships for more information.


Did you know there is a REC Foundation Alumni Community? We're looking for grads and participants who are 18 years of age or older. Get connected at RoboticsEducation.org/alumni to learn about networking, internship, career, and volunteer opportunities.

In January 2024, emcees are asked to expand their commentary to include this set of special announcements for REC Foundation alumni.

International Robotics Honor Society

The International Robotics Honor Society is a good way for high schools to recognize the efforts of students who have competed in robotics. Information is available at: RoboticsEducation.org/irhs

Social Media

The REC Foundation is active on social media. To keep up with the latest news and events from the VEX IQ Competition, VRC, and VEX U, visit RoboticsEducation.org/media for details.


Join the VEX Forums to connect with an online community of VEX participants discussing the latest news and technical support. Create your free account on www.vexforum.com and collaborate with like-minded people from around the world. The Official Game Manual Q&A can be found on RobotEvents.com.