The VEX IQ Challenge and VEX Robotics Competition (VRC), presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, provides elementary school to high school students with robotics challenges that enhance their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills through hands-on, student-centered learning. A highly versatile program, both VEX IQ and VRC can be used for educational and competition-based settings.
Teams from around the world must create robots that are best suited for completing the objectives of those challenges in hopes of having an opportunity to compete in the world championship, VEX Worlds. The teams have nearly one year to build their robots, making sure to follow the technical specifications set forth by the Game Design Committee (GDC).
Every year, a new challenge is revealed at VEX Worlds and teams begin their new season. There are multiple levels of competition in a single season, from local qualifiers to state/national competitions as well as border-less Signature Events, and each level is more challenging than the last.