May 2014 Team Email Blast - May 14, 2014

Inspiring students, one robot at a time.

2014-2015 VEX Robotics Season Begins!

May 14, 2014

VEX World Championship Merchandise & Photos
The 2014 VEX Robotics World Championship, presented by the Northrop Grumman Foundation and the REC Foundation, brought together more than
15,000 students, parents, mentors, teachers and volunteers to celebrate the accomplishments of the season. All the World Championship merchandise - is now available for ordering. In addition, photos - from the week are available for viewing or purchase too.

Summer Camps, Workshops & Online Challenges
It’s a great time of year to consider hosting a summer robotics camp or workshop. These activities build the team camaraderie and expertise and encourages the overall growth of your program. It’s also a great tool to help raise funds on a local level to support your VEX Robotics program all year long. The 2014-2015 Online Challenges - have also been posted and summer is a good time for teams to begin thinking about their submissions, which officially open in September.

Welcome Back!
The 2014-2015 VEX Robotics games, Highrise - for VEX IQ, and Skyrise - for VRC and VEX U, were unveiled at the VEX Robotics World Championship in Anaheim on April 25th. This is a great time to
register on - for the new season, just before the school year ends. It’s especially important for those
of you who plan to join us at the first-ever VEX Robotics International Summer Games that will take place in Honolulu, HI on July 10-12. It’s full steam ahead as we gear up for another great season!

VEX Robotics International Summer Games
The 2014 VEX Summer Games is a unique competition that will draw teams from around the world and will be the last official tournament for the 2013-2014 competition season. There will be divisions for: Add It Up - 2013/2014 VEX IQ Challenge, Toss Up - 2013/2014 VRC, Skyrise - 2014/2015 VRC Challenge. The VEX Summer Games will mark the first official qualifying event for teams to earn a spot for the 2014 VEX Robotics World Championship.

Registration Process
Teams that have registered for the Toss Up division at this event will be allowed to register one team for the 2014 VEX Summer Games Skyrise Division at an additional cost. In order to register for the Skyrise Division, teams must have registered for the Toss Up Division and have registered for the new 2014-2015 season at - .

Teams that have registered for the Add It Up Division at this event will be allowed to register one team for the 2014 VEX Summer Games Highrise Division at an additional cost. In order to register for the Highrise Division, teams must have registered for the Add It Up Division and have registered for the new 2014-2015 season at - .

REC Foundation Pre-engineering & Robotics Certification
At the VEX Robotics Competition World Championship, the REC Foundation also announced two industry certifications - ,
one for pre-engineering and one for robotics. Schools seeking industry certifications and students in engineering related programs and robotics clubs will benefit greatly from this new offering. The certifications are based on what the student should know after 150 hours of high school-level coursework focusing on basic fundamentals and were designed by teams of corporate engineers, college professors and high school teachers.

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 - .

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 - .
Find us on Facebook at - .

Past E-Mails Available
Archives of all email blasts from this season can always be found here - .

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Throughout the year as events are added, please use the Map Search - feature at the top of the page on to find events and teams in your area and around the world.

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