Email Blast- Second District Event Registration Opens Today at 12 noon ET~KoP Drive System Option~2014 Safety Animation Contest~FIRST Team Fundraising Toolkit~October FIRST Scholarship Newsletter Available
Second District Event Registration: Second District event registration opens today, Thursday, 10/10/13 at 12 pm (noon) ET in TIMS: https://my.usfirst.org/frc/tims/site.lasso. At this time, district teams will be able to register for their second district event. Second Regional event registration will open on Thursday, 10/24/13 at 12 pm (noon) ET in TIMS.
Kit of Parts Drive System Option: Veteran teams have the opportunity to opt out of the KoP Drive System and receive an AndyMark Product Donation Voucher instead. Teams can access this option in TIMS. This option will close 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.
2014 Safety Animation Contest: 2014 Safety Animation contest details are available here: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/safety-video-and-manual. The submission portal in STIMS: https://my.usfirst.org/stims/site.lasso opens today, Thursday, 10/10/13 at 12 pm (noon) ET and will remain open until Thursday, 12/12/13 at 12 pm (noon) ET.
FIRST Team Fundraising Toolkit: FIRST has developed a new resource to guide teams as they learn the art of raising funds. Through a generous grant from the Argosy Foundation, FIRST Vista Renee Becker has created the FIRST Team Fundraising Toolkit: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/first-fundraising-toolkit to assist any FIRST team with the challenges of raising money.
Primarily geared towards older students who participate in FRC and FTC, FLL Coaches may also find valuable information in the toolkit for their team. The toolkit sections are presented in PDF format along with a series of informational webinars featuring successful FRC veteran teams. Additional information will be posted to the toolkit throughout the season and post Championship. If a team has any questions, suggestions, or comments, please contact Renee Becker, the FIRST Fundraising Toolkit Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October FIRST Scholarship Newsletter is available: http://www.usfirst.org/sites/default/files/uploadedFiles/About_Us/Scholarships/2014_Assets/2013_FIRST_Scholarship_News_Email_Program.pdf
- 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.