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    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 - .

    Past E-Mails Available
    Archives of all email blasts from this season can always be found
    here - .

    Not Getting These E-mails?
    Many organizations automatically block group e-mails. You have two
    1) Request that your IT department "White List" emails from
    mail.vresp.comand/or white list e-mails from the following IP
    2) Make sure the alternate email address in your -- team account is different
    -- not a school address.