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2017 Participation Pins and Extra Event Medallions: Looking to purchase medallions, pins, and/or plaques? You may do so by visiting http://www.firstinspiresawards.com. If you have any questions regarding your order(s), please contact Sports Awards customer service directly at 800-621-5803 and 773-282-8060.
 
Dow Shaping the Future Video Contest: Enter Dow’s Shaping the Future Video Contest for an opportunity to win up to a $7,500 grant! A total of $25,000 in prizes will be awarded, and this contest is open to all FIRST® teams! To enter – create a video that is 60 seconds or less in length, describing a way that you see robots and technology shaping the future. This can be related to anything in STEM – not just limited to robotics – from self-driving cars to robots that take out the trash. Your team does not need to create the robot, just simply demonstrate a robot or technology of the future in a creative way, and explain how it will impact our lives. For full details, visit the contest page.
 
6th Annual U.S. Air Force / FIRST Leadership Experience for FIRST Teachers & Mentors: The U.S. Air Force develops leaders of great character and vision. For the 6th year, the U.S. Air Force is offering a unique three-day leadership program providing FIRST mentors with hands on leadership training taught by Air Force personnel. This year’s experience will take place from July 23 to July 27 in Colorado Springs, CO.
 
The event consists of lectures, team building exercises and tours of the Air Force Academy and a local Air Force Base. The Air Force will select a group of 24 mentors who are teachers from FIRST® Tech Challenge and FIRST® Robotics Competition teams who live within the continental United States and are helping inspire today’s youth to become the technical leaders of tomorrow.
 
For additional information about this opportunity, please visit: http://firstinspires.org/programs/air-force-leadership-training-program. Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 19th. Applicants, if selected, will be notified by June 1.
 
Dean's List Finalists: Congratulations to those selected as Dean's List Finalists at the Regionals and upcoming District Championships! If you are a Dean's List Finalist you will be sent instructions as to what happens next in your quest to become a Dean's List Winner. If you do not receive an email by the Wednesday after the regional or district championship in which you were named a Finalist, please contact deanslist@firstinspires.org

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