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

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 - .

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