May 2017 NEWSLETTER

MAY 2017 NEWSLETTER 2017-2018 Registration Open! Register your teams at www.RobotEvents.com today and be sure to visit www.RoboticsEducation.org for the latest game and team information. Girl Powered Socials at the VEX Robotics World Championship! The REC Foundation, with support from VEX Robotics, offered two Girl Powered socials at the VEX Robotics World Championship where inspiring thought leaders discussed their passion for science, technology, engineering, and math. These dynamic women gave insight into what motivated them early in their careers to a packed audience of over 900 students, teachers, and mentors. Special thanks to our speakers: Jenean Hampton, Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky; Major Jillian K. Peralta, USACC, Future Plans Officer, U.S. Army; Katie Widen, Software Engineer, VEX Robotics; Nancy Tremblay, Global Channel Development Manager, Autodesk; Jenny Smith, Hardware Manager, MBDA Systems, EngTech MIMechE; Angie Stokes, Healthcare Vertical Market Leader, Harshaw Trane; Erica Nwankwo, Design Education Evangelist, Autodesk; Carol Wentzel, Xetron Manager, Northrop Grumman; Dr. Sharis M. Lattimore, Dir. Computer Education Support, Jefferson County Public Schools; Andrea Suarez, Competitor, BattleBots & Senior Development Engineer, Zimmer Biomet; and Nancy McIntyre, Regional Support Manager, REC Foundation. We’d also like to thank our moderator, Vicki Grisanti, for making these socials possible. Girl Powered is redefining the face of STEM as we work together to engage more young women in the robotics community! Experience the Magic - June 11th! CBS will air the 2017 VEX Robotics World Championships on June 11th at 2:00 p.m. EST. VEX Robotics World Championship 2017 Crowns Winners! STEM students from Canada, China, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United States brought home the gold at world’s largest robotics competition. Read on to see the full list of our outstanding World Champions: www.roboticseducation.org/news! Congratulations to all our amazing competitors. We hope to see you back for another exciting season of robotics! VEX Worlds Photo Albums The REC Foundation is grateful to all of the dedicated teams, coaches, mentors and volunteers who helped make this years’ VEX Robotics World Championship such a success! We’re pleased to make a collection of photos available free to download. More photos will be added daily and galleries will continue to be refined in the weeks ahead. Visit: RoboticsEducation.org/photos 10 Year Anniversary Video This year marked the 10th Anniversary of the VEX Robotics World Championship! This is an important milestone for any program, but especially one that’s grown to from less than a hundred teams to now approaching 20,000 teams in over 40 countries. As we mark this moment, we’re delighted to share a quick look back at just how far we’ve come and where we’re going: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODibFN7PJtQ ITEEA Endorses Industry Certifications The REC Foundation is pleased to announce that ITEEA has endorsed our Pre-Engineering & Robotics Industry Certifications! “ITEEA believes that the VEX Robotics experiences exemplify and support learning for Integrative STEM Education (I-STEM). The robotics challenges and industry certifications provide real-world examples that assist technology and engineering educators (and all others in the STEM field) to understand and implement engaging and dynamic instructional practices K-12 and beyond to benefit ALL students!” End of Season Surveys! If you haven’t already, now is your chance to share your feedback with us! At the end of March, we sent out a survey request to your team inviting your input. Please consider completing it today for the program that your team participated in during the 2016-2017 season. If you’ve already shared your feedback, thank you! VEX IQ Challenge Survey - http://surveys.verticalresponse.com/a/show/831219/9ddf512c8c/0 VEX Robotics Competition Survey - http://surveys.verticalresponse.com/a/show/831219/bfbd868a4f/0 VEX U Survey - http://surveys.verticalresponse.com/a/show/831219/1e7448e24f/0 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. 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