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Awards and 2014 Operating System Support

Chairman’s Award, FIRST Dean’s List Award, Woodie Flowers Award and Entrepreneurship Award Submissions open Thursday, 11/14/13 at 12 pm (noon) ET

Frank Answers….Monday? Again?

Sorry for the delay on this one!

This week’s question comes from Eric Husmann, who is currently between teams, and is from the Los Angeles area, California, USA:

Question:

I was wondering about some of the workings of the FRC Game Design Committee. Specifically:

--What are some of their constraints? Or, to put it another way, what objectives do the games need to meet?

Standard District Points Ranking System – More Info

I’ve provided some clarifications and more information related to the FRC Standard District Points Ranking System below.  In addition, the summary document has been updated.  You may find the new version here.

Team Age

Team Age points are applied only once per season, not once per event.

FIRST Choice 2014

FIRST Choice will be back for the 2014 FRC Season!

There are a few relevant FIRST Choice dates about which you should know.

New Standard District Points Ranking System and Frank Answers Fridays

New Standard District Points Ranking System

I see the new points ranking system is generating some comments and questions.  I'll address some of these next week.

Frank Answers Fridays

There will be no Frank Answers Fridays feature this week.  If things go well, I will have one next week.

New FRC Standard District Points Ranking System: 2014

As some of you are aware, we have had a team working on developing a standard points ranking system for use in all four of the Districts we will have in 2014.  Members of the team in addition to me included:

Frank Answers Fridays: October 25, 2013

This week’s question is from Joe Barry, Team 987, The High Rollers, from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:

Question:

Hi Frank,

Congratulations Dave Lavery!

FIRST friend and supporter Dave Lavery has won a Service to America Medal in the Science and Environmental category!  Check out all the details here:   http://servicetoamericamedals.org/SAM/recipients/profiles/sem13_lavery.shtml, and be sure to watch the video in which Dave talks about what inspired him in his youth.  Congratulations, Dave!  FIRST wouldn’t be the same without your steadfast support!

Frank

Frank Answers Fridays: October 4, 2013

We received two related questions recently.  One was from Nate Laverdure,  Team 122, NASA Knights, from Newport News, Virginia, USA: 

Question:

Frank,

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