The VEX Robotics Competition is the largest and fastest growing middle and high school robotics competitions in the nation and now the world. Already the largest competition after only a few short years, VEX is on track to reach 5,000 teams in 25 countries worldwide in 2012. VEX Robotics offers students an exciting platform for learning about areas rich with career opportunities spanning science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Students learn valuable skills by using VEX, especially in the area of technological problem solving. Beyond science and engineering principles, a VEX Robotics project encourages teamwork, leadership and problem solving among groups.