Email Blast- Initial Event Registration opens TODAY at 12 noon ET~2014 Season Calendar & Important Deadlines~2014 Regional & District Events~FIRST Dean's List Award~New Rookie Grant Opportunity~Upcoming Resources
Initial Event Registration opens today, 9/26/13 at 12 pm (noon) ET: Register for your initial competition event in TIMS beginning 9/26/13 @ 12 pm (noon) ET: https://my.usfirst.org/frc/tims/site.lasso.
**IMPORTANT** Your team will be unable to register for an event until you complete the entire pre-registration process, which includes updating and/or verifying all information in the Team Profile section of your Team Summary page in TIMS. If you need assistance, please contact Team Support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014 Season Calendar and Important Deadlines: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/calendar/.
2014 Regional and District Events: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/events.
FIRST Dean’s List Award: For an update on the FIRST Dean’s List Award, please visit: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/blog-FIRST-Deans-List-Award-Update-2014.
New 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.
Kit of Parts Drive System Option: Beginning Thursday, 10/3/13, veteran teams will have the opportunity to opt out of the KoP Drive System and receive an AndyMark Product Donation Voucher instead. Teams can access this in TIMS beginning Thursday, 10/3/13. This option closes on Thursday, 10/17/13 at 12 pm (noon) ET. For more information on the options, please visit the FRC Blog: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/blog-Kit-of-Parts-Drive-System-Option-2014.
- 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, led by Karthik Kanagasabapathy. 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.