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Mentor Monday - November 3, 2014


Today’s Mentor Monday blog post comes to us from Lisa Perez Savage, an alumnus of FRC Teams 573 and 1, a former mentor of FRC Teams 830 and 3182, and current mentor of FRC Team 573.

We’d like you to write a blog post about your journey to the current point in your career. What were the most important steps that you took? Were there influential people or events along the way?

FIRST Championship Eligibility Beyond 2015

FIRST Championship Eligibility Beyond 2015

In this blog I said I would be finalizing longer-term changes to FIRST Championship eligibility by the end of October this year. I've missed that deadline. 

Something New - SWE Grant

Guest blogging this week is Carla Proulx from FIRST Marketing.  Many of you may remember Carla from her FRC days but she is now the FIRST Alliance Manager, cultivating national Strategic Alliance relationships that play a key role in our success by creating teams, engaging mentors and most importantly, helping FIRST reach more students than ever before.

HOLA Teams and thank you Frank for the opportunity to share some exciting news with the FRC community. 

Mentor Monday - October 27, 2014


Today’s Mentor Monday blog post comes to us from Katie Widen, an alumnus of FRC Team 1675 and mentor of FRC Team 3928.

Tell us about your journey to the current point in your career. What were the most important steps that you took?

Something New – Mentor Monday

One of the wonderful things about my job is that I get to work with an FRC staff that is always coming up with great new ideas. Today we’re implementing one suggested by Collin Fultz, FRC Team Advocate. 

Frank Answers Fridays: October 17, 2014

Today’s good question comes from Nick Lawrence, from FRC Team 3940, CyberTooth, out of Kokomo, Indiana, USA:

Question:

Hi Frank,

Nick Lawrence here, current mentor for FIRST Team 3940. I currently live in Niagara Falls, ON again, but I’ll be returning back to Kokomo just in time for kickoff.

2015 Championship Volunteer Recruitment

Please see the note below from Kathryn Myers in the FIRST Volunteer Resources Department regarding FRC Championship Volunteer Recruitment for 2015.

Hi everyone,

FIRST Choice - Update for 2015


This blog post is from Kate Pilotte and her Kit of Parts colleagues.

I’ll start with a general introduction of what we mean when we talk about the “Kit of Parts” (KOP). The KOP is a term that’s evolved to mean “goods we obtain from companies on behalf of, and provide to, FRC Teams.” These items then get to you, our customers, via three different methods:

E-watt Saver LED Light Bulbs

Today's guest blog is by Mark Critz, Project Manager in the FIRST® Strategic Sourcing Department.

For teams who have purchased e-watt saver LED light bulbs, you may recognize my name as the e-watt Project Manager for the past 4 years. I still manage the e-watt fundraising program and now work in the newly re-named Strategic Sourcing department. Lately I’ve also been working on projects for FRC® and FTC® for the upcoming seasons. 

Behind the Lines and EKOCYCLE Cube 3D Printers

Behind the Lines

Episode 2: “Introduction from the 2015 Control System” will be broadcast live on Wednesday, October 15th at 8:00 PM (ET). This episode will feature experts from FRC Engineering, Cross the Road Electronics, National Instruments, and WPI.

For more information or to see recorded episodes of Behind the Lines, please visit http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/behind-the-lines

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