2017 January Newsletter Team Blast

JANUARY 2017 NEWSLETTER

Register for Events Today The 2016-17 season is now underway and events are popping up around the world for teams to compete in VEX IQ Challenge Crossover and VEX Robotics Competition Starstruck. Be sure to register your team today to stay current on all the updates at www.RobotEvents.com - http://www.robotevents.com and www.RoboticsEducation.org. - http://www.roboticseducation.org Scholarships Available! January is an important month for scholarship applications! The REC Foundation has well over $4.5 million dollars available in scholarship aid and we encourage students to visit our page today to learn more about these great opportunities. Of particular interest this month are the following scholarship awards as deadlines for applications are fast approaching: Chevron, Future Foundation, Robomatter, Steve Sanghi Scholarship, and Texas Instruments. Visit: www.roboticseducation.org/scholarships Hopkinetics Teams 2602A & B The REC Foundation recently caught up with Melissa, Sofia, Janvi, and Parima with the Hopkinetics, Hopkinton High School’s VEX Robotics Competition Teams 2602 A & B to discuss Girl Powered. The girls hold a variety of roles on the teams with Melissa as the team builder and designer, Sofia also a builder, Janvi an amaze and design lead and Parima a STEM Research lead. Each of the girls shared how they got engaged on the team, what they enjoy most about robotics, and their perspective on engaging more young women in STEM and robotics: roboticseducation.org/news - http://www.roboticseducation.org/news/ To learn more about Girl Powered or share your story visit: RoboticsEducation.org/gp VEX Robotics World Championship Volunteer Registration Now Open! All season long, event volunteers are the heart and soul of VEX competitions. This couldn’t be more true at the VEX Robotics World Championship, where we bring 1,400 of the best robotics teams from around the world to compete to become World Champions! This year VEX Worlds will take place April 19-25, 2017, in Louisville, Kentucky. Join us and be part of the culminating event of the season where the energy and excitement is palpable and participating is rewarding for everyone involved. We are excited to announce a new volunteer scheduling platform that will allow self-scheduling online (once shifts are available), making it easy to select and view volunteer shifts from your computer or mobile device. Learn more about the opportunities available, and register in our new system today in order to be notified when shifts are ready to view as the event gets closer. Visit: RoboticsEducation.org/VEXWorldsVolunteers Give your Students the Advantage By giving your students the opportunity to earn an Industry Certification, you give them an important tool to help shape their future. We offer two industry certifications - Pre-Engineering and Robotics. These certifications prove your students are industry-job entry ready by providing them an opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge and occupational skills they have learned in your programs. Learn More at RoboticsEducation.org/Certification - http://roboticseducation.org/certification Sponsor Spotlight: NASA NASA’s Vision - http://www.nasa.gov: We reach for new heights and reveal the unknown for the benefit of humankind. To do that, thousands of people have been working around the world – and off of it – for more than 50 years, trying to answer some basic questions. What’s out there in space? How do we get there? What will we find? What can we learn there, or learn just by trying to get there, that will make life better here on Earth? At the REC Foundation, we appreciate all NASA does to help students participate in robotics engineering! The REC Foundation’s Mission Statement The REC Foundation seeks to increase student interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by engaging students in hands-on, sustainable, and affordable curriculum-based robotics engineering programs across the U.S. and internationally. For more information, visit www.RoboticsEducation.org - http://www.roboticseducation.org . Past E-Mails Available Archives of all email blasts from this season can always be found here. - https://vexforum.com/index.php/conversations/e-mail-blast-archive Not Getting These E-mails? Many organizations automatically block group e-mails. 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