Robotics Focus (5th-12th Grade)

The focus of the Manchester Community College Robotics is 5th-12th grade students in the greater Manchester area, especially women and minorities. Our program is part of the Girl Powered initiative to recruit more women for STEM.

Building Competitive Robotics Teams

MCC Robotics has worked with schools and organizations around the state to create new robotics teams. MCC hosted several robotics competitions and workshops to support these teams. The program sent many teams to compete at the VEX World Championship.


  • Support the new robotics teams created by the Governor’s NH Robotics Education Development Program and teach them how to be sustainable with proper training and professional development for mentors and teachers.
  • Grow the number of VEX robotics teams in NH.
  • Create new opportunities for students to have hands-on experiences with robots, whether through demonstrations or team competitions.
  • Empower and incentivize the program’s mentors and coaches with resources to effectively run the programs at their schools, as well as remove as many financial barriers as possible.

Dave Kelly Commitment to Excellence Sponsorship

Dave Kelly was a robotics mentor for both FIRST and VEX Robotics for over 30 years. He passed away in 2022 after a long battle with ALS. One of his goals was to raise enough sponsorship money for the NH/VT State Championship to help reduce the cost of the VEX World Championship for teams that qualify. 

The Dave Kelly Commitment to Excellence Award will pay the registration fee for the award winners. The MCC Robotics program has many goals for this upcoming year, but we can’t achieve them without your support. Sponsorship examples are listed below:

  • Dave Kelly Commitment to Excellence Award Sponsorship – $4,800 (1 available)
  • VEX World Championship Team Sponsorship – $2,000 (8 available)
  • NH/VT State Champion Award Sponsorship – $1,200 (4 available)
  • NH/VT State Design Award Sponsorship – $1,200 (2 available)
  • NH/VT State Skills Award Sponsorship – $1,200 (2 available)

Donations can also be made in any amount towards each of the areas above. Use the “Donate Today” button and designate which award you would like to sponsor.

Sponsorships are Tax Deductible (Tax ID 90-0531902).

NH/VT VEX State Championship at MCC

MCC Robotics is proud to host the NH/VT VEX Robotics Competition State Championship event. Eighty teams from across New Hampshire and Vermont will gather at MCC for the weekend and compete for the NH/VT Championship. We have several sponsorship opportunities available to help support this event.
Gold Sponsors $2,000 Silver Sponsors $1,000 Bronze Sponsors $500
  • Onsite demo by the MCC Robotics team
  • Main Field Naming for only 3 Sponsors
  • Visibility on ALL event marketing materials
  • Plus Silver and Bronze incentives
  • Corporate name or logo on event t-shirt
  • Signage on VEX field
  • Plus Bronze incentives
  • Visibility on event banner and scrolling event monitors
  • Company listed in event program
Sponsorships are Tax Deductible (Tax ID 90-0531902).

For more information about the VEX Competition event at MCC and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Dan Larochelle at or (603) 440-4054.