September's Email Blast

SEPTEMBER 2016 NEWSLETTER Registration Open! The 2016-17 season is now underway and events are popping up around the world for teams to compete in VEX IQ Challenge Crossover and VEX Robotics Competition Starstruck. Be sure to register your team today to stay current on all the updates at and VEX IQ Challenge & VEX Robotics Competition Skills Challenge Update! The REC Foundation encourages all teams to review the game manual updates that were shared on shared on August 17th and specifically review the updated Skills Challenge information. The game manuals can be found as follows: VEX IQ Challenge Game Manual - - & VEX Robotics Competition Game Manual - Visit the VEX IQ Forum - or VEX Robotics Forum - today with any questions! VEX Robotics World Championship April 19-25, 2017 The VEX Robotics World Championship, now entering its 10th year, will bring together the top 1,400 student-led robotics teams from around the world to Louisville, Kentucky, on April 19-25, 2017. The new dates mark a dramatic program change to provide teams with a superior event experience as they compete in the largest and fastest growing international robotics programs. The new revised schedule is as follows: VEX Robotics Competition and VEX U will open to middle school, high school, and university teams on Wednesday, April 19, and culminate with finals, awards, and a team party at Kentucky Kingdom on Saturday, April 22. The VEX IQ Challenge will open to elementary school and middle school teams on Sunday, April 23, and culminate with finals, awards, and a team party at Kentucky Kingdom on Tuesday, April 25. Girl Powered: October 11, International Day of the Girl The REC Foundation launched Girl Powered, in collaboration with VEX Robotics, Inc., to double the number of girls on robotics teams over the next 5 years. To kick-start our effort, the REC Foundation invites teams and Event Partners to host a Girl Powered workshop, open house, or outreach activity on October 11 to coincide with the International Day of the Girl. The type of activity you host is up to you, but to help you in your planning we’ve posted a sample event schedule. The first 50 Girl Powered events posted in under the Workshop & Camp tab - will receive a Girl Powered packet of materials from the REC Foundation & VEX Robotics. For more information visit: - Online Challenges Now Open The 2016-17 Online Challenges - are officially open and provide teams a unique way to participate in competition activities, win prizes, and qualify for VEX Worlds! With challenges ranging from CAD design to website design, and from STEM education to video creation, there is something for everyone, including a brand new challenge supporting our Girl Powered initiative. Click on the options below and start working on your submission right away! If you have questions about the challenges, post them in the Online Challenge Forum - . Sponsor Spotlight: Autodesk - Autodesk - , a global software company helping people imagine, design, and create a better world is this month’s featured sponsor. The challenges of today will be solved by the designers of tomorrow. That’s why 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. Check out their offerings online - and follow them on Facebook - , Twitter - , YouTube - , and Instagram - , to make sure you’re up to date on the latest and greatest from Autodesk. 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? Many organizations automatically block group e-mails. 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