Email Blast-Award Submission Deadlines TODAY @ 12 pm (noon) ET~Upcoming Award Submission Deadlines~Week One of FRC Regional/District Event Season starts next week!~Print your Team Roster~2013 FIRST CMP Conferences
The following Award Submission Deadlines are today, 2/21/13 at 12 pm (noon) ET!
Award Submission (via STIMS):
Chairman's Award: 2/21/13 @ 12 pm (noon) ET
Woodie Flowers Award: 2/21/13 @ 12 pm (noon) ET
Award Submission (via TIMS):
Dean’s List Award: 2/21/13 @ 12 pm (noon) ET
Please note—we cannot accept any submissions past the 12 pm (noon) ET deadline.
Upcoming Award Submission Deadlines:
Entrepreneurship Award: 2/22/13 @ 12 pm (noon) ET (via STIMS)
FIRST Future Innovator Award Sponsored by the Abbott Fund Submission (via http://www.allthingspatent.com/FRC/): The deadline to submit for this award is now 3/14/13 @ 12 pm (noon) ET. For more information on the submission deadline update, please refer to the FRC Blog: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/blog-first-future-innovator-award-sponsored-by-the-abbott-fund.
Media and Technology Innovation Award sponsored by Comcast (via STIMS): submissions will be accepted from 3/1/13-3/22/13 (submission details are now available in the Administrative Manual).
The time has come—Week One of FRC Regional/District Event Season starts next week! Please remember your Team Roster and any paper-copy Consent and Release forms. Remember, electronic Consent and Release forms “cover” individuals at all 2013 FIRST competition events (students and their parents access the electronic form in STIMS; adult mentors in TIMS ).
If anyone on your team opts to submit a hard-copy Consent and Release form, please download at: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/first-student-team-information-members-system-and-consent-form and follow instructions for submission located in the “Process Overview Document”.
Michigan (FiM) and MAR (Mid-Atlantic Robotics) teams will find instructions specific to their Consent and Release form submissions in the “Process Overview Document” as well.
Print your Team Roster! No matter which method you choose (electronic or hard-copy), you MUST print off your Team Roster from TIMS and bring it with you to your competition event(s). To print the Team Roster:
1) On the Team Summary page in TIMS, scroll down to the “Student/Roster” field.
2) Click “View” next to Team Roster.
3) Click Printable Roster.
4) If you have any students/mentors who are providing hard-copy forms, please write in their names on the printed roster and attach their Consent and Release forms.
For more information about the 2013 Consent and Release form, including FAQs and a helpful process overview, please visit: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/first-student-team-information-members-system-and-consent-form.
2013 FIRST Championship Conferences -Call for Proposals: FIRST is seeking presentation proposals for the tenth annual FIRST Championship Conference - sponsored by the Air National Guard. 45-minute workshops on topics of interest to FRC, FTC and FLL teams, coaches, mentors, students and prospective leaders - including, but not limited to, fundraising, sponsorship, team business planning, team sustainability, strategy, robot design and programming are welcome. The deadline to submit is Friday, 2/22/13. Details can be found here: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/firstplace/workshops-and-conferences. The submission form is available here: 2013 Presentation Proposal Form.
Team Invoices & Payment Detail Reports: If your team would like to print a combined invoice or payment detail reports for your 2013 competition events, your team’s Main or Alternate contact may do so by logging in to TIMS and clicking on the edit/view button in the Event Registration section.
FIRST® Virtual Technical Advisor: Are you looking for help with your robot? Do you have technical experience and want to help a team? We have the solution! FIRST Virtual Technical Advisor (VTA) is here to help! Sign up to find/give support from anywhere in the world! https://my.usfirst.org/FIRSTPortal/Login/Virtual_login.aspx.
Return of Tuesday Email Blasts: Please note that in an effort to get important information out to teams in a timely fashion during the competition season, we will send out our weekly email blasts on Tuesdays instead of each Thursday starting next week. Don’t forget to check your email and the News & Email Blasts Page (http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/emailblastarchive.aspx) early and often for the latest FRC News!