VEX Worlds Newsletter & Survey

VEX Worlds Re-Cap & Survey!
VEX Worlds 2016 was the biggest and best yet, even setting a Guinness
World Record - for the largest robotics competition! Thanks for making VEX Worlds
officially amazing with your participation in the event. Now that
you’re back from Louisville, Ky., we would welcome your feedback on
the event so that we might begin planning for VEX Worlds 2017. Please
share your feedback with us by completing the following survey: VEX
Worlds 2016 Survey -

ESPN2 Airing VEX Worlds!
Finally, students participating at VEX Worlds officially join the
world of sports with a feature that will air on ESPN2 on Wednesday,
July 20, 2016, at 9pm EST and 6pm PST. Be sure to watch all the
action unfold this summer once again and relive those incredible

REC Foundation STEM Hall of Fame!
The REC Foundation was pleased to recognize the following individuals
and organizations for their many contributions in advancing students’
interest in robotics and the STEM fields.

Teacher of the Year: Sherri Whitehead, Teams 10740 B-F, Alabama;
David Aston, Team 2918A, New Zealand

Mentor of the Year: Armando Rodriguez, Team 7041B, Puerto Rico;
Richard Mortimore, Team 1353 & NYIT, New York

Volunteer of the Year: Osa Tui, Hawaii; Dianne Halsey, California

Partner of the Year: Texas Instruments

STEM Heroes: Mayor Greg Ballard, Indiana; Debbie Sterling, CEO
GoldieBlox, California

Special Thanks to Our Volunteers!
The REC Foundation is grateful to the 800 volunteers that made VEX
Worlds such an overwhelming success this year. From judging, team
check-in, and inspection to refereeing, scorekeeping and queuing our
volunteers did it all! We value your support of this event and know
that without your tireless efforts the event simply would not have
run so effortlessly. We appreciate the time and talent you shared
with us during VEX Worlds and thank you for your support!

**2016-2017 Registration Now Open! **
Registration for VEX IQ Challenge Crossover and VEX Robotics
Competition Starstruck is now open at - Be sure to register
your team early this season and stay update to date on any new topics
for game play by visiting the Forums.

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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