March 18th Team Email Blast

Congratulations on Qualifying for VEX Worlds!
Congratulations to those of you who have qualified out of more than 12,000 teams for 2015 VEX Worlds in Louisville, Kentucky, this April! This newsletter contains all the information you need to begin planning your trip and is full of plenty of details you won’t want to miss!

VEX Worlds Registration & Pre-Submitted Awards!
Now that you’ve qualified for the VEX Robotics World Championship, please be sure to register and submit your entry fee by March 10, 2015, at www.RobotEvents.com! At this time, teams should also register for pre-submitted awards, by visiting: http://www.robotevents.com/vexawards/. The deadline to register is March 20, 2015. The REC Foundation also encourages teams to review the VEX Worlds Program Book, your official guide to the event and the Louisville area. Finally, 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.org.

VEX Worlds Survey at RobotEvents.com
Please note there is a brief survey for teams to complete at RobotEvents.com, which will provide the REC Foundation more information to help plan an outstanding VEX Worlds experience. To complete this survey, please: (1) Log into RobotEvents.com (2) Click on “My Account” (3) Look under “Registered Events” for the team(s) registered for World Championship event(s) (4) Click on “TEAM INFO NEEDED!” (5) Answer the questions listed and please click “SAVE” at the bottom survey. Please complete this survey as soon as possible. Thank you!

VEX Worlds Will Be VEXnet 2.0 Only Event!
VEX Robotics will provide two VEXnet 2.0 keys in each of the team bags at the VEX Robotics World Championship. Therefore, teams will have at least one pair of VEXnet 2.0 keys for the event. If you have any questions about this aspect of the competition, please contact support@roboticseducation.org.

Travel & Hotel Information
The 2015 VEX Worlds 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 accommodations as well as the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship site with details about special rates on rental cars, airport transfers, airport discounts, pre-ordering food, Louisville and the surrounding area, the event pages are as follows: VEX IQ Challenge Elementary, VEX IQ Challenge Middle School, VEX Robotics Competition Middle School, VEX Robotics Competition High School, and VEX U.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: VEX Worlds Team Party!
On Saturday night, April 18, following the conclusion of VEX Worlds, 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 by March 25, 2015. Tickets may be purchased by visiting: VEX Worlds Team Party.

Volunteers Needed for VEX Worlds!
It’s a great time of year to volunteer for 2015 VEX Worlds 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.

University of Louisville Offers Campus Tours During VEX Worlds!
The REC Foundation is pleased to welcome the University of Louisville as a new scholarship partner and sponsor of the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship. The University of Louisville Speed School of Engineering is pleased to offer specialized campus tours during the event and interested teams should register today for a tour!

**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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