April 2016 Team Email Blast

2015-16 Season Ending!
It’s hard to believe that the 2015-16 Bank Shot and Nothing But Net
seasons are nearing a close! The REC Foundation is grateful to all
the teams that participated this year and we invite each of our teams
to complete the year-end-survey for the program your team
participated in; VEX IQ Challenge - http://surveys.verticalresponse.com/a/show/831219/13b013d770/0 , VEX Robotics Competition - http://surveys.verticalresponse.com/a/show/831219/1751ce402b/0 , and VEX U - http://surveys.verticalresponse.com/a/show/831219/dcd1bca192/0 . VEX Worlds Game Reveal Parties & Webcast!
VEX Worlds and we invite all our teams to watch all the action by
visit the event pages on RobotEvents.com for webcast links from each
division. If not attending VEX Worlds, teams may want to consider
hosting a Game Reveal Party on Friday, April 22, at 5:30 p.m. ET when
the 2016-17 VEX IQ Challenge and VEX Robotics Competition games will
be shared via a live webcast. There are plenty of party ideas from
photo booths and props to yummy snacks and robot-themed treats on
Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/recfoundation/vex-game-reveal-party-tasty-robot-treats/ . Division links for the webcast are as follows:
VEX IQ Challenge Elementary School - http://www.robotevents.com/re-viqc-16-3199.html ,
VEX IQ Challenge Middle School - http://www.robotevents.com/re-viqc-16-3200.html ,
VEX Robotics Competition Middle School - http://www.robotevents.com/re-vrc-16-3201.html ,
VEX Robotics Competition High School - http://www.robotevents.com/re-vrc-16-3279.html ,
VEX U - http://www.robotevents.com/re-vexu-16-3205.html .
VEX Robotics Alumni Community!
The REC Foundation welcomes all past VEX Robotics participants to
join the VEX Robotics Alumni Community for valuable networking,
internship, career, and volunteer opportunities! It’s a great way to
stay involved in the robotics community and gain critical information
to further your education and career. To learn more and join the
program, please visit www.RoboticsEducation.org/Alumni - http://www.roboticseducation.org/alumni .

Get Social!
With a large number of VEX IQ Challenge, VEX Robotics Competition,
and VEX U events taking place each weekend, we welcome teams to share
news of their experience this season. Please be sure to follow the
REC Foundation on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RECFoundation/ , Twitter

REC Foundation Industry Certifications!
The REC Foundation is pleased to provide two industry certifications
for schools, students in engineering-related programs, and robotics
clubs. Students are expected to have at least 150 hours of
pre-engineering or robotics classroom experience. Each certification
is broken into several modules and certain modules are required, but
students are not limited to how many they take. Students earn both
certifications when completing the Robotics requirements, as those
exceed Pre-Engineering. To learn more, please visit: Industry
Certifications - http://www.roboticseducation.org/for-participants/certification/ . Sponsor Spotlight: Louisville Showcase
The Greater Louisville business community is showing up in a big way
to support VEX Worlds 2016. The REC Foundation would like to take a
moment to thank them for sponsoring, exhibiting, volunteering, and
making us feel right at home in Kentucky. Louisville Showcase
includes: boice.net, a Digital Strategy company - http://www.boice.net/ , Donan Engineering - http://www.donan.com/ , Eaton Corporation - http://www.eaton.com/ , Ford Motor Company - http://www.ford.com , GE Appliances - http://www.ge.com/stories-archive/building-appliance-park.html , GlowTouch Technologies - http://www.glowtouch.com/ , Kentucky Association
of Manufacturers - http://www.kam.us.com/ , Middleton Reutlinger Law

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 .

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