Mark Your Calendar
The VEX Robotics World Championship returns to Louisville, Kentucky on April 24 - 30, 2019. Thank you for making VEX Worlds 2018 the largest robot competition as recognized by Guinness World Records. VEX Worlds participants also have the option to purchase their own personalized Guinness World Records Certificate of Participation (USD $25 each plus shipping). To order, visit the Guinness World Records online store (https://store.guinnessworldrecords.com/product_info.php?products_id=32) and enter the date (May 1, 2018) and location (United States) of the record attempt.
Girl Powered This October
Once again, the REC Foundation and VEX Robotics teamed up to recognize the International Day of the Girl with Girl Powered Workshops the entire month of October! It’s a great opportunity to encourage girls and young women in your community to learn about STEM and robotics. Register your workshop today to be one of the first 100 to receive a free kit of supplies at girlpowered.com (http://www.girlpowered.com) /workshops (https://www.girlpowered.com/workshops/) .
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Sponsor Spotlight - Google
Google is taking steps to increase the number of girls in STEM. Last year, they hosted a Girl Powered workshop (https://www.blog.google/outreach-initiatives/diversity/leveling-stem-playing-field-girls-one-robot-time/) at the campus that lead to 68 middle and high school-aged girls joining robotics teams with three of the teams qualifying for state championships in California!
In August, Google will host an even larger Girl Powered (http://www.girlpowered.com/) Workshop with the support of the REC Foundation and VEX Robotics to engage girls in designing, building, and programming robots while enjoying STEM activities and fun!
LEARN MORE (https://www.blog.google/outreach-initiatives/diversity/leveling-stem-playing-field-girls-one-robot-time/)