VEX Worlds Newsletter #7

VEX Worlds Planning!
Congratulations on qualifying for VEX Worlds 2016! This is the time to begin planning your trip to Louisville, Ky on April 20 - 23, 2016 to join 1,000 of the best robotics teams around the world for the largest event of the year under one roof for one epic celebration! This newsletter contains some important information you won’t want to miss.

VEX Worlds Registration & Pre-Submitted Awards!
If you qualify for VEX Worlds, please be sure to register and submit your entry fee as soon as possible at - ! VEX Worlds invitations do expire. Please visit VEX Worlds event pages for deadlines and specific rules and the VEX Worlds Frequently Asked Questions - (FAQ). VEX IQ Challenge teams who have received a STEM Research Project Award or the Excellence Award at an event during the 2015-16 season are eligible to present their STEM Research Presentations at VEX Worlds. In addition, teams are also encouraged to complete pre-submitted awards for Mentor of the Year and Teacher of the Year. To submit for the STEM Research Project presentation or a pre-submitted award, on or before March 20, 2016, please visit: - Robot Events

Travel & Hotel Information
VEX Worlds 2016 promises to be an exceptional event, marking our second year at the Kentucky Expo Center offering a much larger space with two arenas and plenty of exciting attractions and activities. As you begin to plan your trip to Louisville, be sure to visit the hotel booking site - for a great selection of accommodations at discounted rates! The VEX Worlds site - with details about Louisville and the surrounding area is another excellent resource with tips for visitors new to Louisville. In advance of VEX Worlds teams are invited to check out our new online apparel store - . Finally, the VEX Worlds pages have been updated with a new VEX Worlds Program Book - and Event Schedules - . New information will be added frequently, so please check back often!

VEX Worlds Team Party!
On Saturday night, April 23, following the conclusion of VEX Worlds, the REC Foundation will host a team party at Kentucky Kingdom, a stunning amusement park located just steps from the Kentucky Expo Center. Teams are encouraged to pre-purchase tickets for the party at a reduced price - just $25 pp - now through March 25, 2016. Tickets may be purchased by visiting: VEX Worlds Team Party. -

Volunteers Needed for VEX Worlds!
The REC Foundation is looking for volunteers for VEX Worlds 2016 in April - that means we need YOUR help! If you are bringing additional parents, teachers, students or anyone else, they can help make this event a success by becoming a Volunteer. It’s a great way to be a “part of the action” while supporting their team that’s competing. Volunteer opportunities include team check-in, inspection, queuing, refereeing, scorekeeping, field resetting, judging, and more. If you’re interested in learning more, please visit: VEX Worlds Volunteers - VEX Worlds Volunteers - 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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