August 2018 Team Update

STEM Hall of Fame
Nominate STEM Hall of Fame Inspiration All-Stars this year and honor individuals who support your program! Students participating in VEX Competitions encounter Inspiration All-Stars each and every day. Some are teachers and mentors who work with individual teams to make a robotics program work. Others are volunteers who help make events happen.

Students, parents, and volunteers are invited to nominate Inspiration All-Stars through a written submission. To be considered for this award at the VEX Worlds, teams must share a 500-word essay at:
Nominate Here

Register for Online Challenges
Registration opens September 13 for the REC Foundation’s Online Challenges .

Students can show off their work, win prizes, and even win a chance to compete at the VEX Robotics World Championship. The REC Foundation organizes Online Challenges in subjects such as robot construction, sustainable engineering, STEM education, CAD design, animation, and video production.
Learn More

**Register for VEX IQ Challenge, VEX Robotics Competition, and VEX U **
Register your team to participate in the VEX IQ Challenge, VEX Robotics Competition, and VEX U programs today! Learn more about registering your new or existing team, ask questions about team management, and check the competition schedule at

Be sure to read up on the current game manual for VEX IQ Challenge Next Level and VEX Robotics Competition Turning Point !
Register Your Team!

Fundraising Ideas
Already registered? Here are some FUNdraising ideas to start off your robotics season! REC Foundation partners with HEXBUG and Edco to offer simple and effective fundraising tools your team could use!

Sponsor Spotlight – Tesla
Tesla included the REC Foundation in their Nevada K–12 Investment Fund, to establish 172 VEX IQ Challenge and VEX Robotics Competition teams at 86 schools in Nevada. This investment will nearly double the number of VEX Competition teams across the state in one year.

"The REC Foundation is grateful to Tesla for their support and we appreciate the value they place on STEM education and robotics as drivers of our future economy. As we think about the future, it is hard to imagine one that doesn’t involve robotics and artificial intelligence. Encouraging our students to engage in these subjects in elementary, middle, and high school will be an imperative to successfully prepare them for careers of the future.” – Dan Mantz, CEO of the REC Foundation
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Thank you for this!!

Any word on v5?

Yeah, especially for those who have recently ordered? (Me lol)

Team updates are from the REC Foundation. V5 availability updates would be from VEX. :frowning: