STEM Competitions

The ERC coordinates the FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL), FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. (Jr. FLL), and FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC) tournaments as well as the VEX® Robotics Competition(VRC) tournaments for West Virginia, which are hosted at FSU each year. Additionally, the ERC trains educators and students to compete in The American Rocketry Challenge (TARC)

With support from numerous partners, the ERC has provided team-based summer camps for coaches and their students, sponsored new FLL and VRC teams, hosted sanctioned TARC rocket launches, provided VEX robotics trainings, and coordinates all aspects of Mountain State Invitational (MSI) Robotics Event.

For details on current robotics events, visit, the home of K-12 Robotics Programs in WV

VEX Robotics Competition

VEX IQ Challenge


First Lego League

First Tech Challenge

World Robot Olympiad

Mountain State Invitational

CoderZ League

First Lego League Jr.

The American Rocketry Contest (TARC)