VEX Robotics Competition


New Mexico State University has served as the Hub for the VEX State Championship since 2014. Since that time, NMSU has proudly continued to serve as the host

web 4for the New Mexico VEX Robotics State Championship. Every spring, teams from elementary, middle, and high school students converge on the campus of NMSU for the annual NM VEX State Championship to compete with robots most teams have been working on since August. 


About VEX

VRC is a competition designed for middle and high school students and VEX IQ is designed for elementary and middle school students. These two VEX robotics competitions give K-12 students an opportunity to get hands-on experience in designing, building, and programming through an interactive robotics challenge while introducing them to the concepts of STEM.


As a result of participating in VEX, students…

  • Understand the practical use of math concepts and applied physics
  • Gain an increased interest in engineering, math, and science
  • Understand what engineers do — the engineering profession is “demystified”
  • Receive recognition and acclaim typically reserved for their peers in sports

Students become competent and confident in:

  • Abstract Thinking
  • Self-Directed Learning
  • Teamwork
  • Project Management
  • Decision-Making
  • Problem-Solving
  • Leadership


To register a team or look for a qualifying event for either VRC or VEX IQ, go to:

 Register a Team


To purchase a VEX kit:

 VEX Kit


Contact Us:


Clara Graham or Tony McClary
NM VEX Robotics
New Mexico State University
P.O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001