March 25 Team Email Blast

2014-2015 VEX Robotics Season Closing & End-of-Season Surveys Open!
The REC Foundation reports that over 12,000 teams are registered for the season with over 2,200 for the VEX IQ Challenge, more than 9,500 for the VEX Robotics Competition, and over 300 for VEX U. As the season comes to a close, please be sure to take a few minutes to complete the end-of-season survey. Your responses provide valuable feedback on each program: VEX IQ Challenge, VEX Robotics Competition, and VEX U. To those of you who have qualified for VEX Worlds, the REC Foundation looks forward to seeing you in Louisville, Kentucky, on April 15-18!

Volunteers Needed for 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship!
This is the perfect time to encourage friends and family to volunteer at the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, on April 15-18. The VEX Robotics World Championship is a thrilling four-day event that celebrates robotics engineering excellence and welcomes students from nearly 30 countries and 800 teams. If you’re interested in learning more, please visit the Volunteer Management System or contact Martha Proulx.

Sponsor Spotlight: HelmsBriscoeLOGO_HelmsBriscoe 2
As the Preferred Site Selection/Housing Partner for the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship, HelmsBriscoe looks forward to the opportunity of working with the REC Foundation and its partners for your regional, national, or international competitions. HelmsBriscoe is the global leader in meeting procurement for a variety of corporate, association, and government clients. As Coaches and Team Leaders your time is precious and should be focused on the budgets, team objectives, and goals for each event. HelmsBriscoe can save you time and add value with their buying power. Spanning more than 55 countries, their highly respected network of more than 1,200 procurement specialists booked 6.3 million room nights last year. By using their proprietary technology, collective market knowledge, and volume-based purchasing power, HelmsBriscoe Associates facilitate the research and contracting processes, thereby mitigating the risk and increasing the return on their clients’ meetings! For information, please contact Cheryl Faust, Director of Global Accounts at [(414) 881-5664]("(414) 881-5664") or cfaust@helmsbriscoe.com.

VEX Robotics World Championship Planning Information Now Available!
The 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship event pages are full of detail to aid you in your planning around this phenomenal event! For more information about the event and the greater Louisville area visit the World Championship microsite. The VEX Robotics housing site will supply all the information you need to secure hotel reservations. We look forward to seeing you, your teams, and your robots in Louisville!

**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.

**Past E-Mails Available **
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REC Foundation
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Greenville, Texas 75404
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