Robotics Programs

FIRST LEGO League Discover

Children ages 4-6 will gather in teams of four to explore a real-world theme using LEGO® Duplo bricks. Teams will celebrate their newfound skills and their journey at a celebration event. Want to start a team? Click here.

FIRST LEGO League Explore

Teams of students ages 6-10 research a problem in their community and use the WeDo 2.0 platform to demonstrate their solutions. They present their solutions to judges and other teams around the state. Want to start a team? Click here.

FIRST LEGO League Challenge

Up to 10 students ages 9-16 work together to design a LEGO EV3 robot to score points on a themed obstacle course. They also research and develop a solution to a problem in their community. Teams compete in local qualifying tournaments in November to advance to the State Championship in December at Fairmont State University. Want to start a team? Click here.

FIRST Tech Challenge

Up to fifteen middle and high school students build mid-sized robots out of metal and plastic, powered by Android phones. Teams compete head-to-head in qualifying matches and a playoff tournament to crown a winner, and other awards are distributed based on judge interviews. Want to start a team? Click here.

FIRST Robotics Competition

Teams of high school students work alongside industry professionals to design, build, and program large robots to play a 3v3 game on a 27’ x 54’ field. Tournaments are hosted all over the country, and teams compete to go directly to the World Championships. Want to start a team? Click here.

VEX IQ Challenge

Elementary and middle school teams build, program, and drive robots in a cooperative game using the VEX IQ platform. Students are judged on an engineering notebook that shows their understanding of the engineering design process. Want to start a team? Click here.

VEX Robotics Competition

Middle and high school teams design robots using the VEX EDR platform. Teams compete head-to-head in qualifying matches and a playoff tournament to crown a winner, and other awards are distributed based on judge interviews and an engineering notebook. Want to start a team? Click here.

VEX U

University teams build two complementary robots to play a modified version of the VRC game, with more open rules for construction and software. Want to start a team? Click here.

World Robotics Olympiad

Students of all ages compete with LEGO EV3 robots to autonomously solve problems affecting the world today. Top teams earn invitations to the USA National Championship, where they earn the right to represent the United States at the International Finals.

SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA is the nation’s largest Career and Technical Education (CTE) competition which includes two robotics tournaments run by the WV Robotics Alliance: Mobile Robotics & Urban Search and Rescue. For more info, contact Melissa – Wilkinson  info@skilllsusawv.org

REC Foundation Aerial Drones Competition

In the REC Foundation Aerial Drones Competition, RADC, middle and high school students design, program, and build a drone. During the competition, a student will pilot the drone and complete challenges against other competitors. Want to start a team? Click here.

Zero Robotics

In this free middle school program, teams write code to complete challenges in a simulation. The top-scoring team in the state will upload their code to the International Space Station, to compete against other states and countries on real robots refereed by astronauts. Interested? Click here.

CoderZ League

In just two years, over 3000 West Virginia middle school students have participated in CRCC. Students work through self-paced activities where they program a simulated robot to score points. The top pair of students from each school are invited to compete at the State Championship at Fairmont State University in the spring. Want to start a team? Click here.