June 2014 Team Email Blast

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Register Today for the 2014/2015 Season!

June 11, 2014

VEX Summer Games
The International VEX Summer Games kick off in Honolulu, Hawaii on July 10-12. If you can’t join us in person, watch the excitement unfold live on the webcast. Visit www.robotevents.com -
http://cts.vresp.com/c/?RECFoundation/96bdef6292/TEST/c5ddef7ea1 .

2015 VEX Robotics World Championship Date/Location Change
The Robotics Education & Competition Foundation and VEX Robotics are
gearing up for another action-packed season of highly skilled robotics competitions and we have some updates pertaining to the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship. This year’s event will take place April 15 – 18, 2015 in a special new location, to be unveiled at the end of the summer. The Anaheim Convention Center has been a great partner over the past three years, but the overall growth of the VEX Robotics community calls for a new location beginning in 2015. The VEX Robotics World Championship, presented by the REC Foundation and the Northrop Grumman Foundation, celebrates the accomplishments of students and teams from around the world who compete year-round in the VEX IQ Challenge, VEX Robotics Competition and VEX U. In 2014, the VEX Robotics World Championship hosted 760 robotics teams from 27 countries.

Register Your Team Today!
The 2014/2015 VEX Robotics season is shaping up to be another outstanding year. The new games, Highrise -
http://cts.vresp.com/c/?RECFoundation/96bdef6292/TEST/87a89c7ed1 for VEX IQ, and Skyrise -
http://cts.vresp.com/c/?RECFoundation/96bdef6292/TEST/5832b134d1 for VRC and VEX U, were unveiled in April at the VEX Robotics World Championship. In addition to the new games, the upcoming season will include the new certification program, continued growth of the Scholarship Program, and exciting new Online Challenges. It’s a great time to register on RobotEvents.com -
http://cts.vresp.com/c/?RECFoundation/96bdef6292/TEST/98f6b2af32 , just before the school year ends and budgets close!

2014 Scholarship Winner to Attend Harvard University!
The 2014 REC Foundation RoboMatter Scholarship recipient is Cameron Akker. Cameron will receive a $5,000 scholarship and plans to attend Harvard University in the fall. Cameron attended Redmond High School and is a member of VEX Team 575, Exothermic Robotics of Redmond, Washington. To learn more about Cameron, please visit www.roboticseducation.org/news -
http://cts.vresp.com/c/?RECFoundation/96bdef6292/TEST/0842ead75a .

REC Foundation Pre-engineering & Robotics Certification
At the VEX Robotics Competition World Championship, the REC Foundation also announced two industry certifications -
http://cts.vresp.com/c/?RECFoundation/96bdef6292/TEST/4d0b273e4e , one for Pre-Engineering and one for Robotics. Designed by teams of corporate engineers, college professors, and high school teachers, the certifications are based on what the student should know after 150 hours of high school-level coursework focusing on fundamentals.

Online Challenges & Summer Fun!
The Online Challenges are a great way for teams to remain engaged over the summer months and explore their creativity. The 2014 -
http://cts.vresp.com/c/?RECFoundation/96bdef6292/TEST/90804ee632 -2015Online Challenges officially open for submission in September, but details are currently posted and teams are encouraged to begin planning their submissions now.

Map Search Function on RobotEvents.com
Throughout the year as events are added, please use the Map Search -
http://cts.vresp.com/c/?RECFoundation/96bdef6292/TEST/2a250a9f65 feature at the top of the page on RobotEvents.com to find events and teams in your area and around the world. You can scroll down below the map to see a detailed list.

Summer Camps & Workshops
It’s a great time of year to consider hosting a summer robotics camp or workshop. If you do host a summer camp or workshop, share news of it with us. Tweet #VEXsummer with pics of your program and you’ll be entered to win a $50 VEX Robotics gift card!

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://cts.vresp.com/c/?RECFoundation/96bdef6292/TEST/e800d48161 .

The REC Foundation on Twitter and Facebook
Invite your students, mentors, and volunteers to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. Keep up with all the new information shared by our teams, event partners, sponsors, and the REC Foundation.
Our Twitter handle is: @REC_Foundation -
http://cts.vresp.com/c/?RECFoundation/96bdef6292/TEST/335a64013a .
Find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/RECFoundation -
http://cts.vresp.com/c/?RECFoundation/96bdef6292/TEST/6866c41dc3 .

Past E-Mails Available
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Do you have any information to the live webcast? The Robot Events page is urgently in need of an update, and, among other things, the webcast tabs says that it will be “available in the weeks before the competition.”:confused::confused:

I’m sure that many people would love to watch this event.

Check for Summer Games webcast.