FIRST Scholarship Program Community Resource

Feb 19, 2018 Written by FIRST Alum Peyton Fitzgerald

FIRST changed my life, as I speak to in this article, not just in terms of engineering, but also helping me afford college by connecting me to scholarship opportunities through the FIRST Scholarship Program.

Week Zero

Feb 16, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Week Zero is finally here! I can't wait to see FIRST POWER UP play for the first time! If you are hosting an event, make sure your scale has the outriggers attached!

Award Deadlines

Feb 14, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Remember that submissions for the Dean's List and Entrepreneurship Award are due on Thursday, February 15 before 3pm ET!

A Quick(ish) Reminder

Feb 12, 2018 Written by Kate Pilotte, Kit of Parts Manager.

Don't forget to use your Vouchers!

2018 Digital Animation Award sponsored by Automation Direct winner! And more on Power Cube Covers!

Feb 09, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Congratulations to the winner of the Digital Animation Award sponsored by Automation Direct! Plus another resource for making your own Power Cube covers!

First Steps for Next in Wireless

Feb 07, 2018 Written by Kevin O'Connor, Robotics Engineer, & Kate Pilotte, Kit of Parts Manager.

Details about the RFP for the new wireless component of the control system!

2018 FIRST Championship and Beyond

Feb 06, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick and Don Bossi.

Information about the changes in layout and schedules at the 2018 FIRST Championship, plus details about the future of the Festival of Champions.

It’s Not Special Treatment: The Case for Acting to Ensure Equity

Feb 06, 2018 By Nancy Boyer, Ph.D., Director of Research and Evaluation, FIRST

Ahead of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Nancy Boyer, Director of Research and Evaluation at FIRST, explores how to reduce gaps in STEM skills and fuel STEM interest by rethinking how we teach youth without access to opportunities that build a foundation for STEM.

Power Cube Covers, Deadlines, and Additional Plays

Feb 01, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick

As we noted in this blog teams are facing challenges getting Power Cube parts. The most pervasive issue being there’s a shortage on the game piece covers.

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