Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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Bell Vertical Robotics Competition

Drones + Ground Robots

Take key robotics and STEM concepts from the high school classroom to the skies with the Bell Vertical Robotics Competition, presented by the REC Foundation in partnership with Bell.


Industry Skills Advantage

Students use hands-on, industry-standard tools to design, build, and compete against teams from around the US with the most advanced aerial robotics technology available today. Participation in the Bell Vertical Robotics Competition prepares students for tomorrow’s STEM workforce needs on the ground and in the sky.

Over the course of a single season, students will have:


All-Inclusive Pricing

$4,000 per team includes:


2022 Bell VRC Schedule - Key Dates

June 30 - Team registration closes

Summer - Drone kits shipped to registered teams

August 27 - Kickoff & competition REVEAL


Competition Events

Competitions are held each weekend in November.  The 2022 season will feature events in: 

The season will culminate on December 3, 2022, with the championship event at Bell HQ in Fort Worth, TX!


For information on hosting a BellVRC competition, please e-mail

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