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VEX Robotics Sponsors Robotics Trends’ NextGen Education & Research Robotics Virtual Summit
Leader in Worldwide Robotics Competitions to Deliver Keynote Address
By Robotics Trends Staff - Filed Dec 14, 2010
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Robotics Trends today announced that VEX Robotics, Inc. has signed on as Platinum Keynote Sponsor of the Robotics Trends: NextGen Education & Research Robotics Virtual Summit, taking place on March 10th, 2011. Attendees of the NextGen Education & Research Robotics Virtual Summit will include teachers, principals, department heads, college professors and education professionals.  The program will focus on the implementation of robotics to accelerate learning in such vital subject areas as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) among K-12 and college-level students.

The Robotics Trends virtual summits provide attendees with access to industry thought leaders, content-rich sessions and the opportunity to meet best-of-breed robot and intelligent systems solutions providers from the comfort of their schools, offices or home locations.  The virtual summits will remain live - on demand for 90 days after the event, extending the marketing exposure for sponsors and exhibiting companies.

VEX Robotics, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Innovation First International, is a leading provider of educational robotics products to middle schools, high schools and colleges around the world. The VEX Robotics Design System, winner of the 2006 Best of Innovations Award at CES, was built from the ground up and designed to be an affordable, accessible and scalable platform used to teach science, technology, engineering and math education worldwide. The company also partners with the non-profit Robotics Education & Competition foundation to support the VEX Robotics Competition, the largest and fastest growing middle and high school robotics competition in the world.

"VEX Robotics is pleased to partner with Robotics Trends and contribute to the upcoming Education and Research Robotics Virtual Summit,” states Joel Carter, Vice President of Marketing at Innovation First International. “The conference will be a great showcase of education robotics and a resource for all exhibitors and attendees alike."                    

The NextGen Education & Research Robotics Virtual Summit offers a rare and important opportunity for leading educators, government representatives, and others attending to share their experiences, results and ideas for robotics and its invaluable applications within STEM education. The program will showcase leading solution providers whose products and services target the educational robotics market. In addition, universities interested in promoting their robotics educational programs will have the opportunity to exhibit at a special discounted academic rate.

“We’re excited about being able to work with world class partners and deliver an online event focused on robotics and STEM education,” states Rich Erb, Managing Director of Robotics Trends.  “We’re honored to have Michael Gennert, Department Head of the Robotics Department of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, which is currently the only university in the United States offering Robotics as an undergraduate major, as our academic advisor to the program.”

For sponsorship and exhibiting information of the NextGen Education & Research Robotics Virtual Summit, contact Richard Erb,; 508-663-1500, x331.

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