May 2016 Newsletter

2015-16 Feedback Requested & 2016-17 Season Kicks Off!
It’s hard to believe that the 2015-16 Bank Shot and Nothing But Net
seasons have come to an end! The REC Foundation is grateful to all
the teams that participated this year and we invite each of our teams
to complete the year-end-survey for the program your team
participated in: VEX IQ Challenge - VR Survey , VEX Robotics Competition - VR Survey , and VEX U - VR Survey . The 2016-2017 season new games are now available and event partners
are already preparing for the new season. Be sure to register your
team today to stay current on all the updates at

VEX Worlds Set Guinness World Record!
VEX Worlds 2016 was the biggest and best yet, even setting a Guinness
World Record - Robotics tournament VEX Worlds is named largest in the world after 1,075 teams take part | Guinness World Records for the largest robotics competition! Thanks to the 1,075 teams who
attended for making VEX Worlds officially amazing with your
participation in the event.

ESPN2 Airs VEX Worlds on July 20th!
Finally, students participating at VEX Worlds officially join the
world of sports with a feature that will air on ESPN2 on Wednesday,
July 20, 2016, at 9pm EST and 6pm PST. Be sure to watch all the
action unfold this summer once again and relive those incredible
moments or watch it unfold live for the first time!

VEX Robotics Alumni Community!
With graduation approaching, the REC Foundation encourages all VEX
Robotics high school seniors to join the VEX Robotics Alumni
Community now for valuable networking, internship, career, and
volunteer opportunities! It’s a great way to stay involved in the
robotics community and gain critical information to further your
education and career. To learn more and join the program, please
visit Alumni Stories - REC Foundation - REC Foundation Alumni Association - REC Foundation .

REC Foundation Industry Certifications!
The REC Foundation is pleased to provide two industry certifications
for schools, students in engineering-related programs, and robotics
clubs. Students are expected to have at least 150 hours of
pre-engineering or robotics classroom experience. Each certification
is broken into several modules and certain modules are required, but
students are not limited to how many they take. Students earn both
certifications when completing the Robotics requirements, as those
exceed Pre-Engineering. To learn more, please visit: Industry
Certifications - Industry Certifications .

Sponsor Spotlight: New Bright Toys & Robot Arena III
New Bright Toys, leader in remote controlled vehicles, joined us at
VEX Worlds where they debuted their WiFi Radio Control iRobot® 710
Kobraâ„¢! Kobra can crawl, climb, reach, grasp, carry, stream video
and broadcast your voice all from up to 100 feet away! Check out
their videos from VEX Worlds - . Can’t wait to get your hands on one? Follow New Bright Toys - to keep up with the launch

Looking to unite your passion for robots with your love of video
games? Check out Robot Arena! They were at VEX Worlds showcasing
Robot Arena III - , launching May 26th.
CREATE. DESTRUCTION. Sparks will fly. Steel will bend. Parts will
break. Metal will be crushed. Welcome to Robot Arena, where robotics
designers face off to see whose creation will rule the ring. Only one
will emerge as the mightiest 'bot builder of them all!

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?
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  1. Request that your IT department “White List” emails from
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  2. Make sure the alternate email address in your robotevents.com team account is different
    – not a school address.