April 2016, saw VEX Worlds 2016 setting a new record for the largest robotics competition after a total of 1,075 teams, comprising 15,000 students ranging from primary to university level, participated in the massive robotics tournament. The evnt, which was held in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, saw the students participating in various challenges. Nations represented included Canada, China, Puerto Rico and the United States.
VEX Worlds consists of five program divisions: VEX IQ Challenge Elementary School World Championship (ages 8-10), VEX IQ Challenge Middle School World Championship (ages 11-14), VEX Robotics Competition Middle School World Championship (ages 11-14), VEX Robotics Competition High School World Championship (ages 14-18) and VEX U(ages 18+).
This annual competition is presented by the Robotics Education & Education (REC) Foundation, and aims to celebrate the accomplishments of the top performing robotics teams from around the world.
“It’s been a record-breaking year all around for the REC Foundation,” said Jason Morella, President of the REC Foundation. “We look forward to building on this momentum and providing more students and teachers access to high-quallity, affordable, and sustainable programs like the VEX IQ Challenge, VEX Robotics Competition and VEX U,” he added.