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 as teams 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, KY, 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

VEX IQ Challenge and VEX Robotics Competition 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.

To clarify, VEX IQ Challenge teams have no specific requirement to sign up for Excellence, but should sign up for their STEM Research Project Presentation and Design Award. 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: 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: VEX Worlds Volunteers - REC Foundation

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

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