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Our mission is to work with and to promote a variety of successful, technology based programs for education and to help make these programs more accessible to schools, students and mentors in every community. The goal of, along with our sponsors like Autodesk, EMC Corporation and NASA, is to work with these great programs and to help them grow.

As various studies show, only 5-10% of schools participate in any of these invaluable programs. Individual programs work very hard to make their events available to schools, and these different programs need not be in competition with each other. With tens of thousands of schools not making any such programs accessible to their students, we feel a variety of choices is a good thing for schools, and that all of these programs can grow dramatically in the coming years. Our view is that there are many great technology programs available for students – from elementary all the way to college. We know that it will take a coalition of these programs to help achieve the goal of ensuring that a high quality engineering and technology program is accessible to any student at every school.

It takes a great deal of passion, dedication, hard work and funding to make sure students are able to participate in these beneficial, educational competitions, workshops and events. We hope that offering services like a community web site that provides event promotion and high quality/professional online registration for events and workshops can help the two main groups who make all of these programs possible: teams (schools, students, teachers, mentors) and event organizers (local groups and volunteers) who stage team events.

About the REC Foundation

The Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, supports robotics and technology events and programs that aim to inspire and motivate students to advance in STEM education. In addition to operating and supporting competitions for some of the world’s leading robotics platforms and organizations including VEX, TSA and BEST Robotics Competitions, the foundation also provides program support and workshops focused on technology and professional development for educators – including the community portal website which helps promote multiple high quality programs and provides online registration and event pages for hundreds of events around the world.