FIRST Scholarship Provider - Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute will once again award the WPI Design Innovation Scholarship – one full-tuition award, and three $5,000/year “runner up” awards - to FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) or FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team student participants in 2015. The deadline for this scholarship is Monday, March 2nd!


Stop Build Day: Once More Unto the Breach

You know what goes great with Stop Build Day?  A little Shakespeare, specifically a little ‘Henry V’.

(A scene from Kenneth Branagh’s Henry V, released in 1989)

Guest Blog: Innovation First International

Today’s post is a look at one of our Crown Suppliers, guest written by Innovation First International.

FIRST Scholarship Provider - Penn State University

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A message from Penn State University:

The deadline to apply for the FIRST Engineering Excellence Scholarship at Penn State University is fast approaching.  If you are interested in applying for this scholarship and have not already done so, please visit the FIRST website download an application, complete a 250-word essay (What does World-Class Engineer mean to you?), and submit them to by March 1, 2015.


As you are winding down your build season – stop build day is coming up soon! - please keep safety in mind. Under the stress and fatigue of these last few build days, it’s even more important to make sure you and your team are staying safe. As we’ve said before, nothing you are doing is worth getting hurt over.

Award Deadlines This Week

Don’t forget that this Thursday, February 12, at Noon Eastern is the deadline for submission for both the Woodie Flowers Award and the Entrepreneurship Award.  Don’t miss your chance to submit!  You can find more details on these two awards in Section 6 of the FRC Admin Manual.

Alumni Spotlight: Anna Fitch

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For our new 'Alumni Spotlights' series, we caught up with Anna Fitch, a FIRST Robotics Competition alumna from Team 4911 the CyberKnights from Seattle, WA.

About the CyberKnights: Team 4911 had been a World Festival attending FIRST Tech Challenge Team for a few years, and in 2014 decided to take on FRC. In 2014 they qualified for the FIRST Championship and made it to elimination rounds as a Rookie Team!