- The Pan Pacific VEX Robotics Championship is from December 4 through 6, 2008, at the Hawaii Convention Center.
- It is Hawaii's first international robotics competition.
- Currently, there are 67 teams from Hawaii, 11 teams from China, 1 from Japan, and 5 from the mainland U.S.
The State of Hawaii Dept. of Education and Dept. of Business, Economic Development and Tourism have successfully implemented various robotics competitions and now getting widespread participation throughout Hawaii and beyond. The VEX Robotics Competition is the most recent event taking place in December. Here are some of the highlights: