The West Virginia Robotics Alliance is managed by the Education Resource Center (ERC) team at the Katherine Johnson NASA IV&V Facility in Fairmont, WV.  The ERC is funded by a grant from NASA and managed by Fairmont State University.


We manage thirteen robotics initiatives, run qualifying and championship tournaments, offer summer camps across the state, provide teacher and coach trainings, and host international robotics competitions. 

Our Programs

Empowering Youth in West Virginia

Increased engagement from approximately 500 students to 6,000+

Established and fostered a statewide network of 15+ higher ed. and K-12 partners to hold regional tournaments, trainings, and summer camps.

Over 70% of surveyed team coaches reported that robotics participation improved students’ skills in leadership and communication.

Our Community Partners

Our Sponsors