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And We're Off!!!

Jan 11, 2022 Written by Kate Pilotte, Sr. Kit of Parts Manager

Kickoff Saturday!!!

Jan 07, 2022 Written by Frank Merrick, Director FIRST Robotics Competition

I went to my first ever New England Patriots football game Sunday. 

Kickoff: So Close!

Jan 06, 2022 Written by Kate Pilotte, Sr. Kit of Parts Manager, but the product of work by so many!

In just a few days, we will kick off the 2022 season. Things happen quickly so we want to make sure you are prepared.

A Message from the Woodie Flowers Award Winners

Jan 03, 2022 Written by Woodie Flowers Award Winners

As a youngster, Woodie Claude Flowers was surrounded by loving parents and mentors that instilled many essential core values in “Scooter” including the importance of Woodie being helpful, kind, respectful, inquisitive, and humble.

Volunteer Registration and FIRST Championship Health and Safety Policy

Dec 28, 2021 Written by Frank Merrick, Director FIRST Robotics Competition

Volunteer Registration is now open for all FIRST Robotics Competition events, including FIRST Championship! 

District Allocations, Rookie All-Star, and FIRST Championship Open Waitlist

Dec 22, 2021 Written by Frank Merrick, Director FIRST Robotics Competition

We have determined the number of slots Districts will get at FIRST Championship, and Districts have determined the number of Chairman’s Awards, Dean’s List Finalists, Engineering Inspiration Awards, and Rookie All-Star Awards they will be recognizing at their District Championships. 

Kickoff, Teaser, and Wood Field List of Materials

Dec 16, 2021 Written by Frank Merrick, Director FIRST Robotics Competition

I hope you have this date and time marked on whatever technology or device you use for marking dates and times: January 8th at Noon Eastern Time. 

Documentation Iteration

Dec 10, 2021 Written by Kate Pilotte, Sr. Kit of Parts Manager

Did you know that there are two game design teams in FIRST Robotics Competition?

2022 Approved Devices and Rules Preview

Dec 08, 2021 Written by Kevin O’Connor, FIRST Robotics Competition Senior Robotics Engineer

To help teams prepare for the RAPID REACTSM presented by The Boeing Company season, there are some details about the Robot Rules we thought you should know before Kickoff.

FIRST Championship Qualification

Dec 01, 2021 Written by Frank Merrick, Director FIRST Robotics Competition

As we noted in this blog about the change to FIRST Championship for 2022, eligibility for FIRST Championship must change, given the reduced capacity.