The VEX IQ Challenge provides elementary and middle school students (ages 8-14) with exciting, open-ended robotics, engineering and research project challenges that enhance their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills through hands-on, student- centered learning.

VEX IQ Challenge teams solve an annual game challenge by designing, building and programming a robot for the challenge. Students work in teams to score points in teamwork matches and in Robot Skills Challenge. The VEX IQ Challenge theme for the 2023-2024 season is Full Volume.

Team Registration Information

Every VEX IQ Challenge team must:

  • Apply to participate at NSBE's Annual Convention here
  • Register your VEX team and receive your team number at
  • Each team must be a combination of students in grades 3 – 8.
  • Teams must consist of at least two (2) and maximum of ten (10) ACTIVE NSBE Jr members.
  • Attend the 50th Annual Convention in Atlanta, GA. 
  • Chapter advisor and team coaches must provide a satisfactory NSBE background check with Info Cubic.

Critical 2023 - 2024 Dates

For quick reference, the following target dates are listed to ensure your participation in the VEX IQ Challenge. Please read responsibilities, events, and target timeline carefully. ALL links and resources are listed below and should be followed in the suggested order. For further information on the upcoming NSBE conferences, please visit



VEX IQ Team Registration & Applications
Register your team on and submit application to compete at NSBE's 50th Annual Convention here by Friday, December 29th, 2023.

Confirmation of participation will be sent out by Friday, Jan 19, 2024.
NSBE National Competition
Held at NSBE's 50th Annual Convention from March 20 - March 24, 2024 in Atlanta, GA. You can register for Convention and receive updates/news here:

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