2015-16 VEX Robotics Season Underway
The REC Foundation reports over 15,000 teams registered for the season and with the many state championship events coming in the next few months, this is the time to begin planning for 2016 VEX Worlds! Of course, we wish all of the VEX IQ Challenge, VEX Robotics Competition, and VEX U teams the very best and look forward to welcoming 1,000 teams to Louisville in April. If you qualify in the weeks ahead, this newsletter contains some important information you won’t want to miss!
VEX Worlds Registration!
If you qualify for VEX Worlds, please be sure to register and submit your entry fee as soon as possible at www.RobotEvents.com - http://www.robotevents.com ! VEX Worlds invitations do expire. Please visit VEX Worlds event pages for deadlines and specific rules.
Travel & Hotel Information
2016 VEX Worlds 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 - http://groups.reservetravel.com/group.aspx?id=17120 - for a great selection of accommodations and discounted rates! The 2016 VEX Worlds site - http://www.gotolouisville.com/vex - with details about Louisville and the surrounding area is another excellent resource with tips for visitors new to Louisville.
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. Tickets may be purchased by visiting: VEX Worlds Team Party. - https://www.robotevents.com/tkt-party-2016.html
Volunteers Needed for VEX Worlds!
It’s a great time of year to volunteer for 2016 VEX Worlds in Louisville, Kentucky, April 20-23, 2016. There are a number of positions available and new and experienced volunteers are needed to help with VEX IQ, VRC, and VEX U divisions. 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 www.roboticseducation.org - http://www.roboticseducation.org .
Past E-Mails Available
Archives of all email blasts from this season can always be found here - https://vexforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=281 .
Not Getting These E-mails?
Many organizations automatically block group e-mails. You have two options:
- Request that your IT department “White List” emails from mail.vresp.comand/or white list e-mails from the following IP addresses: 188.8.131.52/24 184.108.40.206/24 220.127.116.11/24
- Make sure the alternate email address in your robotevents.com – http://robotevents.com/ team account is different – not a school address.