- Game-like, fun competition for all levels
- Individual or group participation
- Peer participation and competitive spirit
- Beginners develop computation thinking, time management, and strategy skills while more advanced students refine the same skills and have the opportunity to mentor
less experienced students to help the team/school succeed
- Recognition: badges, certificates, prizes
- Motivational STEM activity
- Generates student participation
- No-cost activity to introduce STEM enrichment activities, and specifically coding and robotics.
- Leverages tools and with which students and teachers are familiar.
- Student participation is self-directed so “over-the-shoulder” time is minimized.
- Promotes diverse participation, e.g: gender, experience with coding.
- Designed for accessibility.
- Professional development and recognition opportunities.
- Encourage students, teachers and administrators to get involved in STEM
- Engage with community and local industry
- Promote core values – diversity, technology, school spirit, academic progress
- Highly visible program for school, district and community
CRCC can jump-start robotics, coding, or STEM programs where none exist. The entire school can participate – no travel or special hardware required – a PC, MAC, or Chromebook with the latest Chrome browser and a minimum 64 bit CPU and 4 GB RAM will suffice.
Easy to Implement
No prior knowledge of coding or robotics is needed for educators or students. CRCC is self-directed and each student can progress at their own pace. Real-time guidance and hints help students learn to code virtual robots, and gamified mission simulations with real-time results motivate the learning.
Scalable and Flexible
School teams range in size from a handful to hundreds of students. The competition runs over a ten week period, and students only need a few hours a week to participate. Students can log-in in school or from home and are not limited by school hours, class time or classroom space.
Unlike traditional robotics, educators and students can measure and monitor individual progress and objectives at all levels of the competition and compare themselves with other schools.
CRCC encourages and empowers female participation in the competition and rewards schools that engage the greatest proportion of female participants; similarly CRCC is accessible to schools and organizations/clubs that serve low-resource communities.
CRCC prides itself on its dedication to inclusiveness and superior performance. Our programs are designed to develop core pillars that help students achieve academic and personal excellence in STEM
How does the competition work?
Students participating in a CRCC event login to the CoderZ cloud platform to access the competition sessions. Once the competition session starts, students work to complete missions that introduce them to mechanics, physics and programming accompanied by math, science and engineering principles. Completing missions adds score to their individual, class and school totals.
Students can work during class or outside school on challenging, fun missions that require them to strategize, gain knowledge and score points to advance to the next level.
Each mission challenges students with new requirements and gives them the skills and practice they need to progress through the competition.
The interface utilizes drag-and-drop Blockly programming. This easy-to-use interface helps students learn computational thinking, the coding process, how to code, and more advanced skills like functions or smart blocks as the competition progresses.
The phases of the competition, starting with Boot Camp and ending in Qualifiers are virtual phases. Students compete individually, collecting score and participation bonus points for their class and school’s team.
Teams that have high participation, exceptional diversity and accumulate the most average points per the competition Guidelines/Rules, will receive invitations to the in-person Finals. Teams of two (2) students will represent each team. Parents, educators, students and community leaders are welcomed to join in and encourage the contestants at the finals.
Best School Awards
1st, 2nd and 3rd place
Other awards at Sponsor/Host/CRCC discretion
Boot Camp Awards
Inclusivity Boot Camp Award Winner
School of 100+ students with the highest number of active student participants from the total school population
Grace Hopper Boot Camp Award Winner
School of 100+ students with the highest number of active female student participants from the total female student population
The Cyber Robotics Coding Competition is an exciting and fun online tournament for students of all levels to participate and learn about STEM, coding, robotics and technology career paths. CRCC enables teachers, schools and districts to engage students with technology and develop STEM awareness while they compete in the exciting game-like competition.
CRCC is powered by CoderZ, an online STEM Education Program using virtual robots.