January: Starting the Year Off Well
January 22, 2013
Update on Teams and Events
Welcome back to the 2012 - 2013 VEX Robotics Competition Season. With
team excitement continuing to grow January brings us up to nearly
6,700 teams with more added daily. We currently have 350+ events
posted at Robotevents.com! - http:/www.robotevents.com/
The 2013 World Championship volunteer online registration system is
now open. It is a great way to get involved in the fun and excitement
surrounding World Championship! Volunteers receive a free 2013 WC
t-shirt, free lunch the day(s) they volunteer, and those who
volunteer 3 full days receive discounted hotel rates. The form is
simple and easy to complete, sign up now - AppForm . If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Rausch at
[email protected] .
Have you been accessing the VEX Forums - https://vexforum.com/%20 for the latest information and chatter about Sack Attack? If not, you are missing
out on some samples of great VEX designs, strategies in game play and
overall excitement. Master game designer Karthik will provide updates
on rules too! The VEX Forum is the place to join the community and
stay connected throughout the VEX season.
U.S. National Championship
The 2013 U.S. National Championship will take place on March 7th-9th
at the Ralston Arena in Ralston, NE. With a new location this year’s
event promises to be bigger and better than ever.
The CREATE Foundation is preparing for another exciting robotics
event. If your team has not qualified, but would like to be on the
wait list - http://www.robotevents.com/uschamps_waiting_list/%20 you are welcome to add your team to the list. If you are interested
in volunteering please contact Cheryl Rausch at
The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation is pleased to
announce the launch of a new online resource -
http:/www.roboticseducation.org at www.roboticseducation.org, that
provides students, educators, partners and sponsors with customized
content and tools that enhance the robotics education resources
available to local communities. The site will provide access to
online challenges, a STEM Hall of Fame and a growing selection of
team grants and college and university scholarships. The REC
Foundationâ€™s site will be a destination for all in the robotics
community, offering resources and information on multiple programs to
encourage interest in more than one program and model.
To keep up with all the great news and information shared by our
teams and event partners, the REC Foundation invites our community to
follow us at our Twitter handle: @REC_Foundation - http://www.twitter.com/REC_Foundation . This will
be a unique place to hear about upcoming and current events, catch
photos and videos from competitions, and learn what other teams and
partners are sharing. Follow us today!
VRC World Championship Travel Information Is Available!
If your team has qualified for the 2013 VEX Robotics Competition
World Championship, then you should start preparing for your trip to
Look for information on the three divisions:
**Middle School VEX World Championship - http://www.robotevents.com/robot-competitions/vex-robotics-competition/2013-vex-robotics-middle-school-world-championship.html
**High School VEX World Championship - http://www.robotevents.com/robot-competitions/vex-robotics-competition/2013-vex-robotics-high-school-world-championship.html
**College VEX World Championship - http://www.robotevents.com/robot-competitions/college-competition/2013-vex-robotics-college-challenge-world-championship.html
The following World Championship information is already available:
** The GET Travel accommodation page with over 20 hotel options. **
Ticket prices for over 14 different attractions in southern CA.
** Lunch options offered by the Anaheim Convention Center (both
concession stand menus and pre-order boxed lunches).
**Travel information and discounts for several partner service
providers. Click here - http://www.gettravel.com/vexroboticschampionship/
to view the information.
Note: Don’t forget to pay your team’s event registration fee within
four weeks of qualifying for the World Championship.
Global Skills Challenges
The Skills Rankings for the VRC World Championship include results
from official events held through March 3, 2013. Skills Challenge
results from events held after March 3 will not be included.
Robot Skills rankings are posted here - http://www.robotevents.com/robot-competitions/vex-robotics-competition/robot-skills and Programming Skills Challenge rankings are posted here - http://www.robotevents.com/robot-competitions/vex-robotics-competition/programming-skills .
2013 VRC World Championship is only 87 Days Away!
Visit the 2013 VRC World Championship tournament pages on RobotEvents
for more information about the 2013 event.
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
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