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FIRST Tech Challenge Team Email Blast - Oct 6, 2010

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FIRST Tech Challenge Team Email Blast - Oct 6, 2010

Post by Admin on Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:05 am

Hello FTC Teams!

You are receiving this email because you have been identified as the main or alternate contact for a FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Team. FTC staff sends an email blast weekly or bi-weekly during the competition season. These email blasts contain information that we believe will help your team to be successful.

Please share this information freely with your team and beyond.

1. Samantha Robot Communication Support
2. Senior Mentor Call Schedule
3. Women in Science and Technology Forum
4. FIRST Tech Challenge Forums
5. Game Manual Updates
6. ROBOTC Training and Webinars

1. Samantha Robot Communication Support

A reminder that our next Samantha Robot Communications Support Call is scheduled for:

· Wednesday, October 6th at 7pm EDT

o This call is presented by John Toebes of Cisco. John is the developer of the Samantha Wireless Robot Communication System.

Call in to 1-866-951-1151, Conference Room 1066578

If you are not able to make it to one of the support calls, you can listen to a call recording, posted on the Team Resources Page at http://www.usfirst.org/ftc

You can find a complete list of Samantha Robot Communications Support Calls on the Team Resources Page at http://www.usfirst.org/ftc

2. Senior Mentor Call Schedule

Our next Senior Mentor Call is scheduled for:

· Thursday, October 7th at 7pm EDT – Software Basics – What to expect at an event.
o The Software Inspection Process and Field Control Hosted by FIRST Senior Mentor Mike Henry and presented by Mike Nicolai, Field Tech Advisor for FTC in Florida
Call in to 1-866-951-1151, Conference Room 7052714

If you are not able to make it to one of the Senior Mentor calls, you can listen to a call recording, posted on the Team Resources Page at http://www.usfirst.org/ftc

You can find a complete list of Senior Mentor Calls on the Team Resources Page at http://www.usfirst.org/ftc

3. FIRST Women in Science and Technology Forum
For the eighth year, FIRST® and UNH Manchester will host the FIRST® Women in Science and Technology Forum on Friday, November 5, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The event will be held at FIRST Place and UNH Manchester, both located in the historic Millyard section of Manchester. The FIRST® Women in Science and Technology Forum provides a unique opportunity for high-school girls to meet women who are professional scientists and engineers and receive guidance through workshops, panel discussions, and interview sessions. Also, Forum participants will hear about a variety of programs from colleges and universities, and learn about resources that are available to help them achieve their education and career goals.
For additional information, please go to: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/firstplace/content.aspx?id=18105

4. FIRST Tech Challenge Forums
Check out our brand new FTC forums. Have a question about a Game? Post it in the Game Q&A Forum. Unsure about the new Samantha Wireless Module? Ask about it in the new Samantha Forum. Want to connect with other teams? Post a note in the FTC Team Forum.

5. Game Manual Updates
Please be sure to check your version of the GET OVER IT! Game manual. The current manual revision number is Rev. 2.

6. ROBOTC Training and Webinars
Tim Friez, one of the developers of ROBOTC that works at Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Academy, is offering free webinars and forum support for FTC teams this year. Tim will be hosting 6 webinars over the next 6 weeks to help FTC teams solve this year’s challenge. If you have a question and can’t get an answer, then post it at the forum and there is a good chance that Tim will answer the question during his webinar. To access the webinars go to: http://www.education.rec.ri.cmu.edu/fire/competitions/ftc/#webinars
To post questions and receive answers from experts in the community go to: http://www.robotc.net/forums/viewforum.php?f=52 .
If you’ve never programmed with ROBOTC and want to learn to program quickly go to: http://www.education.rec.ri.cmu.edu/fire/competitions/ftc/#top and you will find lots of great training materials.

~Go Team!
FTC Support
Ken, JoAnn, Brian, Lorrie, Nancy

FIRST TM (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)
http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/ftc/default.aspx?id=968

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