September 2017 Team Newsletter

Be Sure Your Team is Registered for the New Season!
The 2017-18 season is now up and running with VEX IQ Challenge Ringmaster and VEX Robotics Competition In the Zone! This is a critical time of the season to be sure to get your team registered at and stay up to date on all of the latest event and competition information. Reminder: Your team must be registered and paid for before signing up for any events.

Referee Videos Posted!
This year’s Referee Videos are now available! Find detailed referee videos for VRC In The Zone and VEX IQ Challenge Ringmaster.

Online Challenge Submissions are Now Open!
Online Challenge submissions are now open and all the challenges are here: You can show off your work, win prizes, and even win a chance to compete at the VEX Robotics World Championship!

Girl Powered to Coincide with the International Day of the Girl!
The REC Foundation and VEX Robotics are working to make robotics reflective of the diverse world we live in, and the one we want to leave behind. We’re committed to showing how exciting it is to be involved with STEM, showcasing examples of how women are changing the world, providing tools for success, and enabling comfortable environments where all students’ confidence and abilities can flourish. We are inviting teachers, coaches, partners, and mentors to host a Girl Powered event between October 6-15, 2017, to coincide with the International Day of the Girl. The first 100 events registered on will receive a special event toolkit that will include giveaways, marketing materials, and activity ideas. If you are not registered as an Event Partner you can submit your event details here and our team will register it on Visit today to learn more!

Sponsor Spotlight: Autodesk
Autodesk, a global software company helping people imagine, design, and create a better world, is this month’s featured sponsor. Autodesk gives students, educators, and educational institutions free access to professional design software, creativity apps, and real-world projects to inspire and engage students. We think they’re great because they support the REC Foundation as a curriculum partner, a VEX Worlds Sponsor, and Autodesk Make It Real CAD Engineering Challenge Sponsor. Autodesk also provides opportunities for students to continue to grow skills in Robotics. Design a robot of the future and submit to their Design for Robotics challenge for a chance to earn great prizes. Attend an online conference and learn about the future of robotics and other exciting technology trends.