EP Email Blast 2016-2017 #5


Event Partner Training & Materials!

The EP and Volunteer Training Call Schedule - http://www.roboticseducation.org/documents/2013/08/training-call-schedule.pdf - has been posted; and we recommend you join these calls to get the
latest program updates, ask questions, and learn valuable tips from
other EPs. The materials that Event Partners will need this season
are all available in one convenient location, please visit Event
Partner Resources & Documents - http://www.roboticseducation.org/event-partners/event-partner-resources-documents/ You can also find volunteer training materials, including the Referee
Guide and the training call schedule, now available on the Volunteer
Resources page - http://www.roboticseducation.org/volunteers/volunteer-resources/. The Event Partner section on the VEX Robotics Forum - https://vexforum.com/index.php/conversations/event-partners - is another great location to share information, connect with other
Event Partners, and ask questions throughout the season. If you are
not yet part of the EP VEX Forum, please provide your VEX Forum user
name and email address to your Regional Support Manager - http://www.robotevents.com/support - and request
to join today!

Connect with Us

The REC Foundation welcomes our community of coaches, teams,
teachers, and others to connect with us on our social media channels.
We welcome you to share news from your events, your team meetings,
activities you participate in and more! Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RECFoundation - Twitter

Event Wait List & Payment Update

RobotEvents.com - http://www.robotevents.com - now enables Event
Partners to manage a wait list for a particular event. This new
functionality also means that EPs can reach out to unpaid teams in a
week or two in advance of an event to encourage their payment to
secure they spot. If an unpaid team is unable to confirm, the EP
would now be in a position to offer that registration to a team on
the wait list. We always encourage EPs to use their own discretion,
but these new tools should make event management much easier!

Event Resources Guide

The REC Foundation is happy to provide another valuable resource for
Event Partners and Volunteers. Download our mobile guide to your
tablet or phone today and get pertinent documents and resources
(updated weekly) for use before and during your event. Download this
guide by searching REC Foundation in your devices’ app store.

Online Challenge Judges Wanted!

Volunteering as an Online Challenge Judge is a great way to get
involved without leaving your home or office! This season we
anticipate an even larger number of Online Challenge entries than
last year, so we’re working hard to gather a great group of
individuals to volunteer as judges.

As an Online Challenge Judge, you can volunteer from the comfort of
your own home; all you need is a computer and an internet connection.
Judging begins in late January and completes in February. Time
commitment varies based on the topics that you are judging, and all
skill levels are needed – so we can match you with the challenge(s)
that best fit your schedule and interest. Topics include robot
construction, web design, STEM education, girls in robotics, video
production, CAD design, and much more.

If you’re interested in becoming a judge, please contact Janice
Miller, our National Volunteer Coordinator, at
volunteer@roboticseducation.org , or by phone at 903-401-8065. For
more information on the REC Foundation Online Challenges, visit:

Game Manuals & TM Updates

The final game manuals for VEX IQ Challenge Crossover - http://content.vexrobotics.com/docs/viqc-crossover/VEX-IQ-Challenge-2016-2017-Game-Manual-081616.pdf - and VEX Robotics Competition Starstruck - http://content.vexrobotics.com/docs/vrc-starstruck/VRC-2016-17-Starstruck-Game-Manual-081616.pdf - are now available. Please be sure to review game manual updates
before the start of season! In addition, Tournament Manager - http://www.dwabtech.com/tm2/ - updates are also
available and were posted on November 28, 2016.

Team Event Confirmations

Quick reminder that day-of-event team changes are not allowed. Teams
will be encouraged to make any requests to switch a team number for a
particular event at least 48 hours in advance. Any requests made
later than that are at the discretion of the Event Partner. This
policy comes as we know well the level of detail needed to ensure an
event runs properly and day-of changes can negatively impact an event
for everyone involved.

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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