We cannot emphasize enough that competition is simply one of many means to motivate and excite students. In that context, "winning" is just a by-product of excellent preparation, execution, and collaboration, supported by a dynamic knowledge base that amplifies aptitude to adapt to unexpected changes. We must focus on self-discipline in the system engineering process, education, commitment, and teamwork.Focusing exclusively on competitions can be counterproductive. Our goal is to strengthen students' personal growth, not competition. At SR, we compete with careful moderation and focus on developing and strengthening each child's innate motivation and creativity, as well as an appreciation of hard work and enjoyment of the journey.
offers a Simulation League - designed as a bridge between the Junior (pre-college) and Major League(College and research level). It tailors to individuals who are more interested in software and algorithms development without being bogged down by hardware issues.
United States Computing Olympiad (Age 13 to Gr. 12) is an exam focusing on Algorithmic Programming Exam, not a competition. Do well in USACO online exams serves a good indicator of one's ability in algorithmic thinking and problem-solving skills. Visit here to view students achievements, and our USACO Students Circle discussion gropu for all Algorithms in C.C++ - Level II+ students at no extra cost.
Unlike most other popular robotic competitions available in the U.S.A., RCJ heavily focuses the software development and algorithms development. It does not mandate teams to use specific platforms.
Rescue Maze is also another sub-league that SR participates.