Vex IQ Challenge

VEX IQ Challenge teams solve an annual game challenge by designing, building and programming a robot for the challenge.

About

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 a Robot Skills Challenge. The VEX IQ Challenge theme for the 2023-2024 season is Full Volume.

Registration

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 robotevents.com
  • Each team must be a combination of students in grades 3 – 8.
  • Teams must consist of at least two (2) and a 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 Dates

  • Team Resources, Registration & Application

    Register your team on robotevents.com and submit application to compete at NSBE’s 50th Annual Convention here

  • National Competition

    Held at NSBE’s Annual Convention in Atlanta, GA

Black Excellence Engineered

We envision a world in which engineering is a mainstream word in homes and communities of color, and all Black students can envision themselves as engineers. In this world, Blacks exceed parity in entering engineering fields, earning degrees, and succeeding professionally.
The NSBE membership year spans August 1 – July 31.

The membership fee is $5 annually. There may be additional chapter and regional dues you have to pay to be considered a fully active member.
If you choose not to be affiliated with a chapter in your local area, you will be considered a member “At-Large," classified by your geographical region. Members At-Large receive the same national benefits as those who belong to a chapter.

If you have any questions, please contact NSBE's Membership and Registration team at membership@nsbe.org.