Email Blast- KoP Drive System Option Deadline Today at 12 noon ET~Kit & Kickoff Section in TIMS Open~Second Regional Event Registration~FRC Season Calendar~FRC Rookie Grant Opportunity~Engineering Our Future Video Contest~Dean's Homework
Kit of Parts Drive System Option Deadline today at 12 noon ET: Veteran teams’ ability to choose a Product Donation Voucher over the standard Kit of Parts Drive System closes today, 10/17/13 at 12 pm (noon) ET in TIMS. For details, please visit: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/blog-Kit-of-Parts-Drive-System-Option-2014.
Kit & Kickoff section in TIMS is open: Team main and alternate contacts can select Kit & Kickoff preferences in TIMS: https://my.usfirst.org/frc/tims/site.lasso.
Second Regional Event Registration: Teams in the regional model will be able to register for their second regional event beginning Thursday, 10/24/13 at 12 pm (noon) ET in TIMS: https://my.usfirst.org/frc/tims/site.lasso.
FRC Season Calendar: For important 2014 season dates and deadlines, please refer to the season calendar: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/calendar/.
FRC Rookie Grant Opportunity: FIRST is excited to announce a new funding opportunity exclusively available to Rookie teams participating in the 2014 FRC season! This funding has been provided by the Argosy Foundation along with other generous supporters of FIRST. For information on the grant, along with a link to the application website, please visit: http://usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/available-frc-grants and click on the “2014 Rookie Grant Applications are now available” link at the top of the page.
Engineering Our Future video contest by Rockwell Automation: FIRST® teams participating in FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL), FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC) and FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) are eligible to enter the Rockwell Automation “Engineering Our Future” video contest. Create and submit a 60 seconds or less video with the answer to the question: “What could your team engineer that would have a positive impact on your community and our world?” Rockwell Automation will award up to $10,000 in team grants. For more information, please go to http://www.rockwellautomation.com/rockwellautomation/news/110-anniversary/engineering-our-future-faq.page.
Deadline to submit Dean’s Homework is Friday, 11/1/13: Create a two-minute mini-documentary on how FIRST has impacted you, your team, your school, or your community. Remember: your video is about impact, so use the two minute limit wisely! For full submission details, please visit: http://usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/dean-homework-assignment.
2014 Mentor Certificate of Appreciation: Main contacts, be sure to invite all of your FRC Mentors to register in TIMS for their 2014 recognition certificate and pin to be sent in January during National Mentor Month. In order for team Mentors to receive their recognition items, they must register in TIMS by Wednesday, 12/18/13. To invite Mentors, head to the Team Profile section of your TIMS account: https://my.usfirst.org/frc/tims/site.lasso Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- FRC’s ‘Ask An Expert’ calls have begun, led by Senior Mentors and various experts from the FIRST community. Join us for our next call on Wednesday 11/06/13. Visit http://www.usfirst.org/community/volunteers/fsm_training_calls#FRC for more information.
- Autodesk offers a number of free resources and webinars for both Students & Mentors, all of which are recorded and stored on their website. Their next webinar, “Autodesk Inventor: Creating Drawings’, will take place on Wednesday, 10/23/13. To register for the webinar or access their resources, visit http://students.autodesk.com/?nd=first_home_landing.
- National Instruments (NI) offers training materials, grants and competitions for FRC & FTC teams. To learn more, visit https://decibel.ni.com/content/community/academic/student_competitions/frc.
- PTC offers a variety of free training opportunities, both in-person and on the web. To learn more about their Hands-on-Workshops, Online Training Opportunities and weekly webinars, visit http://www.ptc.com/company/community/first/teams.htm and click on Training and Resources.
The FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) is brought to you, in part, by our generous Sponsors and Suppliers. For a full list, please visit http://www.usfirst.org/sponsors/sponsor-listings.