December Team Blast

DECEMBER 2016 NEWSLETTER

Register for Events Today

The 2016-17 season is now underway and events are popping up around
the world for teams to compete in VEX IQ Challenge Crossover and VEX
Robotics Competition Starstruck. Be sure to register your team today
to stay current on all the updates at www.RobotEvents.com and
www.RoboticsEducation.org.

Online Challenges

The holiday break is a great time to work on your Online Challenge - http://challenges.robotevents.com - submissions!
The Online Challenges provide teams with a unique way to participate
in competition activities, win prizes, and qualify for VEX Worlds!
With challenges ranging from CAD design to programming, and from STEM
education to video creation, there is something for everyone,
including a new challenge supporting our Girl Powered initiative. If
you have questions about the challenges, post them in the Online
Challenge Forum - https://vexforum.com/index.php/conversations/online-challenges

Girl Powered: R.I.O.T. - Team 323G

Rachel of Team 323G R.I.O.T., Robotics Is Our Thing, shared her take
on the VEX Robotics Competition experience in a recent Girl Powered
spotlight. As team leader this year, she shared the team’s highs
and lows and through it all can’t imagine not being involved in
robotics.
Read more about Rachel and R.I.O.T. at: roboticseducation.org/news.
Visit RoboticsEducation.org/gp to learn more about our Girl Powered
initiative or share your own story - https://goo.gl/forms/aMHL3pS1xcfchY7z1 - today!

VEX Robotics World Championship Volunteer Registration Now Open!

All season long, event volunteers are the heart and soul of VEX
competitions. This couldn’t be more true at the VEX Robotics World
Championship, where we bring 1,400 of the best robotics teams from
around the world to compete to become World Champions! This year VEX
Worlds will take place April 19-25, 2017, in Louisville, Kentucky.
Join us and be part of the culminating event of the season where the
energy and excitement is palpable and participating is rewarding for
everyone involved.

We are excited to announce a new volunteer scheduling platform that
will allow self-scheduling online (once shifts are available), 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 system today in order to be notified when shifts
are ready to view as the event gets closer. Visit:
RoboticsEducation.org/VEXWorldsVolunteers.

Sponsor Spotlight: Harris Corporation
From ocean to orbit and everywhere in between, Harris provides
mission-critical solutions to connect, inform, and protect the world.
At the REC Foundation, we appreciate all they do to help teams
participate in VEX Robotics and the support they provide to advance
the Industry Certifications program, ensuring students are prepared
to enter the world of work!

FORTUNE MAGAZINE: The Olympics of Robotics!

Fortune Magazine features the Olympics of Robotics – VEX Worlds –
in a new video - http://new.fortune.com/2016/12/07/barbara-kopple-economy/?iid=sr-link1 - with VEX Robotics that illustrates how students are preparing for a
bright future. Special thanks to Working Nation and Toyota
Manufacturing for their support!

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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