January VEX Robotics World Championship Team Blast

2014-2015 VEX Robotics Season Underway
The REC Foundation reports more than 11,000 teams registered for the season and with the many state championship events coming in the next few months, this is the time to begin planning for the 2015 VEX World Championship! Of course, we wish all of the VEX IQ Challenge, VEX Robotics Competition, and VEX U teams the very best and look forward to welcoming 800 teams to Louisville in April. If you qualify in the weeks ahead, this newsletter contains some important information you won’t want to miss!

VEX Robotics World Championship Registration!
If you qualify for the VEX Robotics World Championship, please be sure to register and submit your entry fee as soon as possible at www.RobotEvents.com! A reminder to all teams that any team with an unpaid registration will be removed from the roster. If your team qualifies, but is unable to attend, please send an email to: support@roboticseducation.orgTravel & Hotel Information
The 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship promises to be an exceptional event with the new location at the Kentucky Expo Center offering a much larger space, two arenas, and plenty of exciting attractions and activities. As you begin to plan your trip to Louisville, be sure to visit the current housing site with information about hotels and accomdations as well as the 2015 VEX Robotics Competition site with details about Louisville and the surrounding area.

VEX Robotics World Championship Team Party!
On Saturday night, April 18, following the conclusion of the VEX Robotics World Championship, the REC Foundation will host a team party at Kentucky Kingdom, a stunning amusement park located just steps from the Kentucky Expo Center. Teams are encouraged to pre-purchase tickets for the party, which will be offered at a discount if purchased in advance of the event. Tickets may be purchased by visiting: VEX Robotics World Championship Team Party.

Volunteers Needed for VEX Robotics World Championship!
It’s a great time of year to volunteer for the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, on April 15-18. There are a number of positions available and new and experienced volunteers are needed to help with VEX IQ, VRC, and VEX U events. Volunteer opportunities include team check-in, inspection, queuing, refereeing, scorekeeping, field resetting, judging, and more. If you’re interested in learning more, please visit World Championship Volunteers or contact Martha Proulx.

**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.

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