September's Email Blast


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

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

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

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 - .

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