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FIRST Tech Challenge Team Email Blast - September 9, 2011

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FIRST Tech Challenge Team Email Blast - September 9, 2011

Post by Admin on Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:25 pm

Hello FTC Teams!

You are receiving this email because you have been identified as the main contact for a FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Team. FTC Team email blasts contain information that we believe will help your team to be successful.

1 FTC Kickoff
2 New FTC Employee
3 FTC Vlog
4 Senior Mentor Calls
5 Are you a “Taker-Aparter”?
6 Advancement Criteria
7 Registration is Open


1 FTC Kick-Off is scheduled for Saturday, September 10th at 3pm Eastern Time and there are a few ways for you to participate.

a. Watch from home – www.usfirst.org/ftc/game
i. Share your reactions on the FTC facebook page or tweet them to @ftcteams

b. Attend a Kick-Off Event – check with your local Affiliate Partner to see what’s planned
c. Have a team party – watch the unveiling and then plan a strategy session

2 New FTC Employee – We are happy to announce that our FTC Team has increased by 1. Timm Huffman has joined us as an FTC Program Coordinator, making us a staff of 6. We are glad to have him here and can’t wait to see the great and creative things he brings to the program.

3 FTC Vlog – Would you like to document your season for the FIRST World to see? We’re looking for a few volunteers to do just that. Interested? Send an email to ftcteams@usfirst.org with Vlog as the subject. Tell us a little bit about your team and why you’ll be a great Vlogger.

4 Senior Mentor Calls – Each season FIRST’s dedicated team of Senior Mentors partner with program specialists to share helpful hints with teams. The first two of these calls are scheduled for September - be sure to mark your calendars.

For both calls – Call in Number:

US/Canada 866-951-1151
Mexico +52 (01) 5 511638996
Netherlands +31 (0) 2 02629654
Conference Room: 1066578

a. Teams In Transition – Transitioning from FTC to FRC
Hosted by Tara Bowen-Biggs and Presented by Joe Passofaro
Wednesday, September 14th at 7pm ET

b. FTC Mentor 101 – Helpful hints for FTC Mentors including How to register a team, the season timeline, recruiting mentors and organizing a team
Hosted by Mary Roberts and Presented by Jill Wilker
Monday, September 19th at 7:30pm ET

5 Are you a “Taker-Aparter”? Do you have a knack for dissembling and rebuilding things? For example, we’ve heard of a person taking apart an old computer monitor and turning it into a functioning fish tank!

FIRST® wants to know: What have you taken apart and rebuilt? Know of any cool things to make with an old cell phone? How ‘bout a VCR or a remote control car? Your submissions may be featured in the FIRST Newsletter or in other capacities in the coming months.

Join the conversation! Share your stories with us at ftcteams@usfirst.org by Wednesday, September 14th. Please include a photo of your cool creation, and if you have a team photo, send that along, too!

**Please pass this along to all of your student team members!**

6 Advancement Criteria – Wonder how teams will advance from Qualifying Tournaments to Championship Tournaments, and from Championship Tournaments to the World Championship? Check out our new Team Advancement Criteria on the usfirst.org web site here: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/ftc/tournament-information

7 Registration is Open – Have you registered your team yet? You haven’t?
Here’s the link: https://my.usfirst.org/ftc/tims/site.lasso

~Go Team!

FTC Support
Ken, Timm, Brian, Lorrie, Nancy and JoAnn

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http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/ftc/default.aspx?id=968

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