Team Blast - 07-17-13

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  1. FTC Registration Kits and LabVIEW for LEGO MINDSTORMS begin shipping this week
  2. FTC Game Manual Part 1, Now available
  3. Matrix availability
  4. FIRST is seeking teams to participate in a longitudinal study
  5. Air Force Leadership Training Program Applicants selected

1.  The FTC registration kit, which includes the LabVIEW for LEGO MINDSTORMS software, begins shipping this week.  It will travel via USPS and should arrive at your location in about one week.
Registration Kit

Game Manual Part 1 

2.  The 2013-2014 FTC Game Manual Part 1 is now available.  This manual includes the robot build rules, award information and more.  You can download it from the FTC Game Page

3.  The Matrix kit of parts is not yet available.  We expect it to become available sometime during the next several weeks.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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4.  Attention all FTC teams in NY, NJ, VA, FL, MI, MN, TX, CA, OR, WA:  FIRST is seeking teams to participate in a Longitudinal Study.  If you are a: veteran team, from one of the 10 listed states, planning to participate in the 2013/2014 season, and expecting new students to join your team, please consider helping with this research opportunity.  Team Leaders who participate in the study will receive a stipend of $200 in the first year of their involvement in the study as a “thank you” for their time and effort.  More importantly, Team Leaders will be helping FIRST achieve its long-time goal of conducting a major impact study of its programs. For more information or to sign up, please click on the following link:  You may also contact Nancy Boyer, FIRST Research & Evaluations Manager directly at if you have any questions.

5.  Congratulations to the following Coaches and Mentors on their selection for the Air Force Leadership program:

  • Aileen Hahne
  • Brian Huang
  • Bryan Field
  • Charlisa Hall
  • Chris Rollison
  • Claire Go
  • Colin Kilbane
  • Daniel Eiland
  • Debbie Domingues-Murphy
  • Dolores Smith
  • Doug Scott
  • Douglas Elliott
  • Emily Driver
  • Greg Burnham
  • John Cilladi
  • Julia Kohn
  • Kimberly Litzau
  • Konstantinos “Gus” Matheou
  • Lori Gleason
  • Michael Criner
  • Richard Morgan
  • Rodger Golgart
  • Tammy Spoerk
  • Teresa Craft

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