Robotics Education & Competition Foundation

Robotics Education & Competition Foundation

Robotics Education & Competition Foundation




We believe that robotics and STEM is for everyone and strive toward an inclusive robotics community that reflects the diverse world we live in and the one we want to see in the future. REDEFINING THE FACE OF STEM

Currently, women account for only 29 percent of the STEM workforce, and the number in leadership decreases as the level of leadership increases. * *Million Women Mentors

Teaching workforce readiness is at the heart of what we do layering in an automated robotics challenge over real world manufacturing scenarios.

Female Participation in Competitions * * VEX IQ Programs


41% 40%

It is projected that 2.4 Million STEM jobs in the U.S. will go unfilled . * *

34% 36%

The REC Foundation aims to improve Workforce Development Education and interest by providing a clear path for students to prepare for advanced manufacturing careers. The Factory Automation Competition is a classroom-based competition that provides students with essential and desirable foundational skills needed for today's advanced manufacturing careers. Students progress from education to workforce and beyond by engaging in hands-on curriculum.

The REC Foundation strives to be a model for the inclusive society we envision for the future, and continues to push for greater equity among women and girls, individuals who identify as members of racial and cultural minorities, those with disabilities, the LGBTQ+ community, and other marginalized groups.

Women represented 45% of students majoring in STEM fields in 2020, up from 40% in 2010 and 34% in 1994. * *Based on data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)



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