2017 VEX Worlds Update


VEX Worlds 2017 Agenda!

With many state and regional championship events having taken place
or coming up, these next few weeks are important ones and mark the
time to begin planning for the VEX Robotics World Championship! We
wish you all an enjoyable time at these end of season events and look
forward to welcoming 1,400 teams to Louisville in April. If you
qualify in the weeks ahead, this newsletter contains some important
information you won’t want to miss, including the public agenda - http://www.roboticseducation.org/documents/2017/02/vex-worlds-2017-agenda.pdf for the VEX Robotics World Championship!

VEX Worlds Pre-Submitted Awards

Teams are encouraged to review pre-submitted award requirements for
VEX Worlds and may visit the pre-submitted awards page at:
www.robotevents.com/vexawards. Students may also submit nominations
for the STEM Hall of Fame Teacher of the Year and Mentor of the Year
here as well. All submissions are due by March 20, 2017.

VEX Worlds Team Party!

The REC Foundation will offer a team party on Saturday, April 22, for
VEX Robotics Competition and VEX U teams and a team party on Tuesday,
April 25, for the VEX IQ Challenge teams following the conclusion of
their portion of VEX Worlds. The party will be held at Kentucky
Kingdom, a stunning amusement park located just steps from the
Kentucky Expo Center. For more information about the events and to
pre-purchase tickets, visit: http://gettravel.com/2017-vex-worlds-team-party/

Travel & Hotel Information

VEX Worlds 2017 promises to be an exceptional event, marking our
third year at the Kentucky Expo Center with a new event schedule to
accommodate more teams. As you begin to plan your trip to Louisville,
be sure to visit the hotel booking site - http://gettravel.com/2017-vex-robotics-world-championship/ for a great selection of accommodations at discounted rates! In
addition, to learn more about Louisville’s famous culinary scene,
wide variety of museums and sporting venues, transportation and more
be sure to check out the visitors welcome site as well: Louisville
Welcomes VEX Worlds 2017! - https://www.gotolouisville.com/vex-worlds-2017/

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed for all positions each day, and we are in
greatest need of those who can help an entire day or multiple days.
The new extended competition format will not only give you more
choices of shifts to better fit your schedule, but will also result
in vast improvements in check-in, meals and snack breaks, and the
volunteer parking process.

We are excited to announce a new volunteer scheduling platform that
will allow self-scheduling online (note that shifts will become
available as the event gets closer), 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 Shiftboard
system today in order to be notified when shifts are ready to view
shortly. Visit: http://www.roboticseducation.org/volunteers/vex-worlds-volunteers/

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

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