The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation and NSBE developed a partnership to establish VEX Robotics Competition teams through NSBE’s Pre-College Initiative (PCI). Each year, an exciting engineering challenge is presented in the form of a game. Students, with guidance from their teachers and mentors, build innovative robots and compete year-round in a variety of matches. In addition to learning valuable engineering skills, students gain life skills such as teamwork, perseverance, communication, collaboration, project management and critical thinking.

The VEX Robotics Competition prepares students to become future innovators with 95% of participants reporting an increased interest in STEM subject areas and pursuing STEM-related careers. The challenge for the 2023 – 2024 season is called Over Under. The object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing Alliance by Scoring Triballs in Goals, and by Elevating at the end of the Match.

The VEX IQ Full Volume game manual can be found here

Team Registration Information

Every VEX Robotics 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 9 – 12.
  • •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 VEX Robotics DATES

For quick reference, the following target dates are listed to ensure your participation in the VEX Robotics. 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 Robotics 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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