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Festival of Champions-Don’t miss out on the fun!

The FIRST Class 2017: Festival of Champions will be broadcast from 10:30AM EST to 12:45PM EST on Saturday July 29th, and can be seen on https://www.twitch.tv/firstinspires. The top FIRST Robotics Competition Alliances from FIRST Championship Houston and FIRST Championship St Louis will meet in head-to-head competition, in a best 3-of-5 format.  These matches are sure to be exciting!  The top FIRST Tech Challenge Alliances will also be competing against each other at the event.

2018 Competition Events: We have started to post event information for the 2018 season on the “Events and Teams in my Area” page of the www.firstinspires.org website. We will post additional events to this page as information is finalized.

MAKE IT LOUD at the Boy Scout Jamboree and 2017 G.I.R.L Event: Are you headed to the 2017 Boy Scout Jamboree at the Bechtel Summit Reserve in Glen Jean, WV this July?  Check out STEM Quest where students can begin their robotics badge and receive a limited edition, NASA/FIRST® patch. MAKE IT LOUD! by bringing a Scout friend, not already involved in FIRST, to STEM Quest so they can join/start a team when they get home. 

Are you a FIRST Girl Scout team headed to the 2017 G.I.R.L. event October 6-8, 2017 in Columbus, OH? If so, we want to talk to you about helping FIRST MAKE IT LOUD! as we exhibit and showcase FIRST programs to 10,000+ of the brightest, toughest and most capable girls and women in the world for an event that only comes once every three years! Please email 2017 G.I.R.L. Event for details.

SWENext Awards portal is now open! These awards, given to SWENexters in their junior and senior years of high school, recognize outstanding young women shaping the future of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) by developing an engineering identity in themselves and others. Not yet a SWENext member?  Join now for free to take advantage of all the great opportunities that comes with membership including scholarships. FIRST Mentors qualify for a special Educator membership rate that includes full membership benefits and access to Program Development Grants to help with team funding.

Let your voice be heard, and you could win some great prizes! Complete the Kit of Parts survey by Friday, July 21! Our suppliers love to hear about your experience; why not take this opportunity to let them know? One student and one mentor from each team is welcome to complete the survey…that’s twice the number of chances to win! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017KOPSurvey.

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