March 2017 Newsletter

MARCH 2017 NEWSLETTER Regional & State Championships! The 2016-17 season is quickly wrapping up with many regional and state championship events either just taking place or coming soon. Please share news of your exciting VEX IQ Challenge Crossover and VEX Robotics Competition Starstruck events with us on social media and tag the REC Foundation in your post! Stay current on all the latest news and updates at and GirlPowered Feature: 1104A - Discobots Jasmeen of VEX Robotics Competition Team 1104A of Brampton Robotics to hear about her first year in robotics and how a visit to the VEX Robotics World Championship as a spectator and volunteer inspired her to join a robotics team of her own. “While I was there, there was a certain vibe, a very positive one which made it seem like less of a competition and more like a time where everyone who shares a similar interest and passion come together and show off their skills,” said Jasmeen “The atmosphere was the kind that made a person want to do better and work harder, so they can one day be like the team they look up to.” Learn more about team 1104A of Bramptom Robotics and what else Jasmeen sees for herself and the team in the future at: To learn more about Girl Powered or to share your story visit: Volunteer Registration Now Open! Volunteers are needed for all positions each day, and we are in greatest need of those who can help an entire day or multiple days. The new extended competition format will not only give you more choices of shifts to better fit your schedule, but will also result in vast improvements in check-in, meals and snack breaks, and the volunteer parking process. We are excited to announce a new volunteer scheduling platform that will allow self-scheduling online (note that shifts will become available as the event gets closer), making it easy to select and view volunteer shifts from your computer or mobile device. Learn more about the opportunities available, and register in our new Shiftboard system today in order to be notified when shifts are ready to view shortly. Visit: VEX Robotics World Championship! The VEX Robotics World Championship is taking place April 19-25 with a brand new schedule in Louisville, Kentucky! The daily team agendas, hotel booking site, Louisville attraction site, and much more have been added to help inform your visit at: In addition, teams are encouraged to review pre-submitted award requirements for VEX Worlds and may visit the pre-submitted awards page at: Students may also submit nominations for the STEM Hall of Fame Teacher of the Year and Mentor of the Year here as well. All submissions are due by March 20, 2017. Edco: Team Fundraising Tool! Edco is an online fundraising platform whose mission is to support K-12 education by helping close the funding gap for high quality educational programs. They recognize the growing importance of STEM education and its vital role in preparing students for their futures. And as such, Edco aims to eliminate financial barriers to STEM programs and provide students with opportunities to discover their passions. Sponsor Spotlight: Google Google - : Google is a proud Global Sponsor of VEX Worlds, REC Foundation, and VEX programming. Google has a deep belief and support of the world of robotics. 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 - . Past E-Mails Available Archives of all email blasts from this season can always be found here. - Not Getting These E-mails? Many organizations automatically block group e-mails. You have two options: 1) Request that your IT department “White List” emails from mail.vresp.comand/or white list e-mails from the following IP addresses: 2) Make sure the alternate email address in your - team account is different – not a school address. - - - - ______________________________________________________________________ Click to view this email in a browser If you no longer wish to receive these emails, please reply to this message with “Unsubscribe” in the subject line or simply click on the following link: ______________________________________________________________________ REC Foundation sent this email free of charge using VerticalResponse for Non-Profits. Non-Profits email free. You email affordably. REC Foundation P.O. Box 8276 Greenville, Texas 75404 US Read the VerticalResponse marketing policy: