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Championship Registration: Teams who have qualified for either the FIRST® Championship or their District Championship will receive an email from FIRST® letting them know that they have been registered for their Championship event. However, our registration system requires that teams first be placed on a waitlist prior to registration. Therefore, some teams may receive an email notification that they have been placed on the waitlist first. Your team should receive an additional email shortly after stating that your team has been registered.  
Should you have any questions about the registration status of any event, please view your team’s event registration status on the Dashboard.  
For a reminder of the Championship notification schedule and payment deadlines, please visit:
Volunteers Needed! Hey Teams, the FIRST Championship needs your help! We need volunteers for the following roles at both FIRST Championship locations. 
  • Robot Inspectors 
  • Referees 
  • Queuers 
Please give us a hand if you have the time. REGISTER TODAY! 
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: Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 19th. Applicants, if selected, will be notified by June 1. 
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. 
2017 National Advocacy Conference on June 25-27th in Washington, DC: WE NEED MORE TEAMS/STUDENTS to make sure Congress takes FIRST seriously!  
One or more students can attend with a parent or mentor or even a neighboring team. PLEASE mention it to your team to see if anyone is interested in attending. Participants meet with their Members of Congress and Senators after being trained on the issues! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for attendees! Don't miss out. Early Bird Pricing ends soon! More info and registration: Email questions to Steve Hyer at 

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