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Changes to the Standard District Point System

With Recycle Rush now revealed, some District folks may be wondering how the Standard District Point System will change. Clearly, it can’t remain as it is, as two elements of the current system, performance during qualification rounds, and performance during playoff (formerly elimination) rounds are based on Win-Loss-Tie, which is not part of this season’s game until the finals.

It’s Kickoff Daaaaaaaay!

I watched this at least three times, on a day when I have many other higher priority items to attend to.

Robowranglers, you’re right, some things are worth getting excited about!

Frank

Encrypted 2015 Game Manual

Encrypted 2015 FRC Game Manual

The encrypted 2015 FRC Game Manual is now ready for download here! The password will be revealed during the Kickoff webcast Saturday, January 3rd. No one is more happy that the manual is done than the FRC Staff, let me tell you. Of course, this means it’s time to get started on 2016. Uff da.

Some Tidbits Before Kickoff


Here are a few things we want to make you aware of before Kickoff.

Share Your FIRST Stories:  You’ve Got Them, We Want Them!

Do you have a story about how FIRST has made a positive impact in your life? We’re calling all student participants, Mentors, Coaches, parents, and Volunteers to share their experiences.

Guest Blog from National Instruments


Today’s blog post is from a special guest who worked on the design and development of the roboRIO controller, NI Chief Architect and Software engineer, Greg McKaskle.

Hi teams:

FAQ 7. Transferring schools with a FIRST Scholarship

So, now you’re in college, you thought you picked the perfect school, but then something changed. Maybe the school isn't a good fit; maybe you found a new passion and want to change your major; maybe you started college at a 2-year institution and you want to continue on; maybe there are financial reasons for your need to transfer; maybe I  should stop guessing! No matter why, if you do choose to transfer colleges, the process can be daunting and exciting, and we want that to be as smooth of a transition as possible for you.

As far as your FIRST Scholarship goes:

Mentor Monday - December 22, 2014


Today’s Mentor Monday blog post comes to us from Claire Stuckey, an alumna and former mentor of FRC Team 1024 and current mentor of FRC Team 4234.

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?

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