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Students Showcase STEM Skills with Custom-Built Robots at the 1st Annual Tierra del Sol Elementary- VEX IQ Challenge


More than 100 elementary and middle school VEX IQ Challenge students and mentors from around El Paso participated in VEX IQ Challenge Next Level tournament. The event feature 34 teams who will collaborate with other schools in a series of back-to-back robot challenges.

Participants strive to succeed by strategically executing the game VEX IQ Challenge Next Level, with robots they designed, built, and programmed using VEX IQ.


VEX IQ Challenge Next Level is one in a series of events taking place throughout the year. VEX

Competitions represent the world’s largest and fastest growing competitive robotics programs for elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and colleges. There are more than 20,000 VEX

Competition teams from over 45 countries that participate in over 1,500 events worldwide. The competition season culminates each spring, with the VEX Robotics World Championship, a highly anticipated event that unites top qualifying teams from local, state, regional and international VEX

IQ Challenge events strive to secure the title of World Champions.


The VEX IQ Challenge, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, serves as a vehicle for students to develop critical life skills, such as teamwork, ingenuity and project management.


The REC Foundation seeks to increase student interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by engaging students in hands-on, sustainable and affordable curriculum-based robotics engineering programs across the U.S. and internationally. Its goal is to provide these programs with services, solutions, and a community that allows them to flourish in a way that fosters the technical and interpersonal skills necessary for students to succeed in the 21st Century.