2017 VEX Worlds Update


VEX Worlds 2017 Agenda!

With just two weeks to go until we welcome 1,400 teams to Louisville,
KY, on April 19-25, we’re in the home stretch of planning! This
newsletter contains information to help you plan your visit,
including the public agenda - http://www.roboticseducation.org/documents/2017/02/vex-worlds-2017-agenda.pdf for the VEX Robotics World Championship!

VEX Worlds Team Parties!

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 parties 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: Team Party 2017 - http://gettravel.com/2017-vex-worlds-team-party/

Louisville Bats Baseball Game!

PLAY BALL! If you’re searching for a safe and enjoyable place to
entertain your students while in Louisville, look no further than a
Louisville Bats baseball game. With a ballpark honored by national
publications as one of the nation’s best, the setting is perfect for
hosting student groups and is located less than a mile from most
downtown hotels. We’re inviting your group to take part in the FUN!
To reserve space for your students or receive more information,
please visit: Louisville Bats - http://gettravel.com/louisville-bats-baseball-game/ .
Capacity is limited for certain ticket packages, so early orders are
encouraged. All groups will be finalized no later than April 14,

Join us for a Girl Powered Social!

The REC Foundation & VEX Robotics, look forward to welcoming all of
the young women participating in the VEX IQ Challenge, VEX Robotics
Competition, and with VEX U teams to join us for two special Girl
Powered Socials. The events will include special guest speakers and
refreshments as we welcome our female competitors to the VEX Robotics
World Championship in Louisville, KY. The events will be held for VEX
Robotics Competition and VEX U teams on Wednesday, April 19 and then
again for VEX IQ Challenge teams on Sunday, April 23.
Click below to reserve a spot for your girls!

April 19:

April 23:

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 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/

Volunteer Roles Need Filling!

We are especially in need of Referee/Scorekeepers, Inspectors, and
Judges throughout the week, and we can use many more volunteers for
Sunday-Tuesday. If you have experienced adults in your team, please
encourage them to volunteer! Visit:
RoboticsEducation.org/VEXWorldsVolunteers - 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 www.RoboticsEducation.org - http://www.roboticseducation.org .

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