Event Partner Update

Event Partner Update – September 29, 2016


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2016 NEWSLETTER: Table of Contents
►EP & Volunteer Training Materials Updated
Event Partner Discount Codes

Reminder: Qualifying Event Deadline Approaching
►VEX IQ Challenge & VEX Robotics Competition Game Manuals & TM Updates
►Host a Girl Powered Activity on October 11

EP & Volunteer Training Calls & Materials

The EP and Volunteer Training Call Schedule has been posted; and the first EP Calls for all programs start this week, along with the VRC Referee Call. The materials that Event Partners will need this season are all available in one convenient location, please visit Event Partner Resources & Documents. You can also find volunteer training materials, including the Referee Guide and the training call schedule, now available on the Volunteer Resources page. The Event Partner section on the VEX Robotics Forum is another great location to share information, connect with other Event Partners, and ask questions throughout the season. If you are not yet part of the EP VEX Forum, please provide your VEX Forum user name and email address to your Regional Support Manager and request to join today!

Event Partner Discounts

The Event Partners discounts for competition products and resources are now available for you in the Product tab from your RobotEvents.com Administration account page. Discount codes are no longer needed as you will order all discounted items from your Robot Events account. Please speak to your regional support manager about these discounts. (TOP)

Reminder: Deadline to Post a Qualifying Event

Event Partners are reminded that November 1, 2016 is the deadline to post a qualifying event for the 2016/2017 season. It’s quickly approaching and we recommend you finalize event details soon and appreciate your support in meeting this annual deadline.

VEX IQ Challenge & VEX Robotics Competition Game Manuals & TM Updates

The final game manuals for VEX IQ Challenge Crossover and VEX Robotics Competition Starstruck are now available. Please be sure to review game manual updates before the start of season! In addition, Tournament Manager updates are also available and most recent updates are as follows:

  • Skills challenge are now a single, combined ranking as specified by Starstruck and Crossover rules
  • Starstruck Autonomous Periods are zeroed for DQ and no-show teams as specified in the August 17th VRC rules update
  • Added the ability to enable sounds from the scoring computer without an audience display running
  • “VRC” wording has been removed from the Tournament Setup Wizard
  • The full-screen match display now shows Autonomous Period winner and real-time scores
  • Autonomous Periods have been added to the displays for Starstruck

GP_VRHost a Girl Powered Activity on October 11!

The REC Foundation launched Girl Powered, in collaboration with VEX Robotics, Inc., to double the number of girls on robotics teams over the next 5 years. To kick-start our effort, the REC Foundation invites our Event Partners and teams to consider hosting a Girl Powered workshop, open house, or outreach activity on October 11 to coincide with the International Day of the Girl. Deadline is Friday, September 30, to be one of the first 50 events to receive a package of free Girl Powered materials to support your event. For more information visit: www.RoboticsEducation.org/GirlPowered (TOP)

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.
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