Event Openings, Scouting using Tableau, and FIRST Lobby Awesomesauce

Event Openings

We currently have space available at the Regionals below. If you are interested in signing up, please email our friendly Team Support folks at and they will be happy to help.

Week 2:

  • Mexico City Regional
  • Arkansas Rock City Regional

Week 3:

  • Israel Regional
  • Australia Regional

Week 4:

Honoring Woodie Flowers Finalist Award Winners

Today we have a guest Blog from Chris Fultz, mentor on FRC Team 234 and 2010 Championship Woodie Flowers Award recipient. FRC Team 234, Cyber Blue, is from Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

Guest Blog from FIRST Friend Paul Lazarus

Today we have a guest blog from Paul Lazarus, FIRST Executive Advisory Board member and Director/Producer of the film SlingShot.

Dear FIRST Community,

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.