CORRECTING and REPLACING VEX Robotics World Championship Announces Middle School and High School Winners

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    Teams bring home coveted trophies at the world’s largest robotic
    competition

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In release dated April 27, 2019, the third bullet under “ROBOT SKILLS
    WORLD CHAMPIONS” should read: “Tied: Xi’an Jiao Tong University (VEX U
    team XJTU4) in Shaanxi, China and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (VEX U
    team SJTU1) in Shanghai, China” instead of “Shanghai Jiao Tong
    University (VEX U team SJTU1) in Shanghai, China.”

    The corrected release reads:

    VEX ROBOTICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH
    SCHOOL WINNERS

    Teams bring home coveted trophies at the world’s largest robotic
    competition

    Today, The
    Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation
    awarded the
    VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) Middle School and High School World
    Champions, along with the VEX U College World Champion winners at VEX
    Robotics World Championship 2019. Student-led teams from California,
    Connecticut, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Tennessee, and China brought home
    trophies for their achievements in robotics.

    Taking home a World Champion award is a major milestone that
    exemplifies perseverance, ingenuity and sportsmanship which is the
    cornerstone of the competition,” said Dan Mantz, CEO of the REC
    Foundation. “These attributes will serve these students for the rest of
    their academic years and future careers. We’re extremely proud of these
    winners along with all the dedicated competitors from around the world.
    The unwavering support of teachers, mentors, volunteers and spectators
    make the VEX Robotics World Championship so memorable.”

    2019 World Champions include:

    EXCELLENCE AWARD

    • Brentwood Academy (VRC team 9364) in Brentwood, Tennessee
    • Brecksville Robotics (VRC team 2011) in Broadview Heights, Ohio
    • University of Southern California (VEX U team USC) Los Angeles,
      California

    VEX ROBOTICS COMPETITION TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS

    • New Century Robotics Club (VRC middle school team 7671C) in Quzhou,
      Zhejiang, China
    • ShangHai RuiGuan Robotics Activity Center (VRC middle school team
      9123A) in Shanghai, China
    • Shanghai Jing’an Science Technology Youth Center (VRC high school team
      98060) in Shanghai, China
    • Millburn High School (VRC high school team 7405P) in Millburn, New
      Jersey
    • IFT Robotics (VEX U team IFI) in West Hartford, Connecticut

    ROBOT SKILLS WORLD CHAMPIONS

    • The Science Academy STEM Magnet (VRC team 3324V) in North Hollywood,
      California
    • Flower Mound High School (VRC team 365X) in Flower Mound, Texas
    • Tied: Xi’an Jiao Tong University (VEX U team XJTU4) in Shaanxi, China
      and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (VEX U team SJTU1) in Shanghai, China

    Over 30,000 people including more than 1,650 teams from 40 nations
    gathered in Louisville, KY for the 12th annual VEX Robotics World
    Championship. The celebration of STEM education and robotics continues
    with the VEX IQ Challenge starting tomorrow Sunday, April 28 through
    Tuesday, April 30.

    Throughout the competition, the student’s boundless enthusiasm and
    strong work ethic culminated with heart-pounding final matches that
    truly showcases the extraordinary talent of our champions,” said Tony
    Norman, Co-founder and President of VEX Robotics. “This week, the
    excitement of our robotics community will create the problem solvers and
    innovators of tomorrow.”

    The four-day competition culminated with the unveiling of the new game,
    2019-20 VEX Robotics Competition Tower Takeover. Students will have one
    year to design a robot to play the game, which is now available here.

    The REC Foundation’s VEX Robotics World Championship is presented by the
    Northrop Grumman Foundation along with other global sponsors that
    support the program year-round and at the world championship include:
    Autodesk, Dell, Google, HEXBUG, IFI NASA, Rack Solutions, Robomatter,
    Tesla, Texas Instruments, Toyota, TVA, VEX Robotics, MathWorks,
    Microchip, UPS, Nordson, Nissan, Robot Mesh, Advanced Manufacturing and
    Logistic Network, Kentucky Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet, Maker
    Mobile, Inc., TATA consulting, and ZEON. For more information, please
    visit http://www.vexworlds.com.

    About the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation

    The
    Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation
    ’s mission is
    to increase student interest and involvement in science, technology,
    engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by engaging students in hands-on,
    affordable, and sustainable robotics engineering programs.

    About VEX Robotics

    VEX
    Robotics
    is a leading provider of educational and competitive
    robotics products to schools, universities, and robotics teams around
    the world. The VEX IQ and VEX EDR product lines span elementary, middle,
    and high schools with accessible, scalable, and affordable robotics
    solutions. Beyond science and engineering principles, a VEX Robotics
    project encourages teamwork, leadership, and problem solving among
    groups. It allows educators to easily customize projects to meet the
    level of students’ abilities as they inspire & prepare the STEM
    problem-solvers of tomorrow.

    Contacts

    Jenn Goonan
    [email protected]
    617-947-0971