STEM Competitions

The ERC coordinates the West Virginia Robotics Alliance, which supports various unique robotics programs in West Virginia by supporting and hosting qualifying and championship tournaments throughout the state, providing equipment, training, and support for new teams, and hosting robotics summer camps. Championship events are hosted on the campus of Fairmont State University.

Additionally, the ERC trains educators and students to compete in The American Rocketry Challenge (TARC), the world's largest student rocketry contest.

With support from numerous partners and volunteers, the ERC's STEM competition outreach impacts over 2000 West Virginia students each year.

For more information about our robotics outreach and details on current events, visit

VEX Robotics Competition

VEX IQ Competition


RECF Aerial Drone Competition

FIRST Lego League Explore

FIRST Lego League Challenge

FIRST Tech Challenge

FIRST Robotics Competition

CoderZ League

WVSSAC Robotics

The American Rocketry Contest (TARC)