VEX U 2016 Newsletter


The 2016-17 VEX U Starstruck Season is well underway. Below is
important information about how to qualify your team for the 2017 VEX
Robotics World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, which will be
held April 19-22.

If you have not registered your team, now is the time to do so. Only
registered teams may participate in qualifying events. Registration
is only $100 per team and can be done on - .

This year, you are not limited to the number of qualifying events
that you attend. Compete in as many qualifying events as you would
like and, of course, go to some of the non-qualifying events to gain
experience and post official Robot Skills scores.

The following events will qualify teams directly to VEX Worlds 2017.

November 5 Arizona Arizona VEX U Robotics Competition - (Completed)
November 2- February 25 California Southern California VEXU League - (In progress)
January 27 New York VCAT VEXU Regional Qualifier -
February 3 Maryland CSM VEX U Robotics Winter Challenge -
February 4 Oklahoma RougherBots VEX U Robotics Competition -
February 10-11 Indiana Purdue VEX U Winter Vortex Challenge -
February 11 Massachusetts Quinsigamond Community College 2017 VEX U
Starstruck Championship -
February 18 California CSUN VEX U Tournament -
February 18 New York Catskills VEX U Robotics Tournament -
February 18 Florida VEX U Worlds Qualifier at the Florida State VEX
Robotics Competition Championship -
February 25 Texas TEX VEX U - Starstruck -
March 4 Michigan MCCC/Autodesk VEX U Qualifying Tournament -
March 4 Minnesota University of Minnesota VEX U Tournament -
March 4 Utah Utah VEX U Competition -
March 10 West Virginia West Virginia 2017 VEX U Tournament -

If you have not qualified to VEX Worlds 2017 from one of these
events, there is still one last chance, and that is through your
Robot Skills Score. The top five (5) scores in the Robot Skills
Challenge from the VEX U World Skills Standings on March 13 will
qualify for VEX Worlds 2017.

Scores will be posted from all official VEX U events throughout the
2016-17 VEX U Starstruck season even if they are not one of the
qualifying events, listed above. Be sure to get out there and compete
in the Robot Skills Challenge so that your score can be posted on the
VEX U World Skills Standings.

Full rules and details about qualifying to the VEX Worlds can be
found on the Qualifying Criteria document - found on the Team Resources tab for VEX U teams on - .

Contact - your
Regional Support Manager if you have any questions.

Have a great season and good luck!

The REC Foundation

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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