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 www.RobotEvents.com - http://www.robotevents.com ! VEX Worlds
invitations do expire. Please visit VEX Worlds event pages for
deadlines and specific rules and the VEX Worlds Frequently Asked
Questions - http://www.roboticseducation.org/doc...6-team-faq.pdf (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:
RobotEvents.com/VEXawards - https://www.robotevents.com/vexawards/

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 - http://groups.reservetravel.com/group.aspx?id=17120 for a great selection of accommodations at discounted rates! The 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. In advance of VEX
Worlds teams are invited to check out our new online apparel store - http://store.finedesigns.com/w/vy/vex.html .
Finally, the VEX Worlds pages have been updated with a new VEX Worlds
Program Book - http://www.roboticseducation.org/doc...ogram-book.pdf and Event Schedules - http://www.roboticseducation.org/doc...016-agenda.pdf . 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. - https://www.robotevents.com/tkt-party-2016.html

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 - http://www.roboticseducation.org/vex...ds-volunteers/

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 .

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