Robotics education plus a competition for 3rd-12th graders who have designed, built and programmed an autonomous robot.
Ten years ago, twenty-five high school students and several teachers came together to participate in the first New Mexico RoboRAVE.
(R.A.V.E. stands for Robots Are Very Educational.)
In 2002 the competition became a program of Inquiry Facilitators Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded by Russ Fisher-Ives, one of the three teachers that began the competition. The program was rebranded as the RoboRAVE International in 2008. In 2012, over 1100 elementary, middle, and high school students competed with their peers from more than sixty schools across New Mexico, plus Colorado, Mexico and Colombia.
RoboRAVE International is now New Mexico’s largest K-12 robotics competition.
The mission of Inquiry Facilitators Inc. is to enhance STEM education through academic competition, teacher professional development, and support of student research.
Who funds RoboRAVE International?
We have SPONSORS who provide resources for the operation and production of RoboRAVE International. Some of our sponsors also donate materials or provide volunteers for RoboRAVE International.
Sponsorship does not cover all our costs. We need donors who will help us fund teams, schools, communities, and the competition itself.
For information about becoming a SPONSOR, call 1-888-527-2007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.