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Event Preference Selection closes today at Noon Eastern Time: Make sure that your preference selections are completed before then. Results will be posted as soon as they are available. Read more about it in this blog post.
 
FIRST® Robotics Competition Rookie Grants Available: Are you a rookie team? Are you helping one get started this season? Don’t forget about the Rookie Grant! The application deadline is November 2, 2017, so apply today!  More information here.
 
FIRST® Alumni Spotlight: We caught up with FIRST Alum Adam Cyran, to learn about his FIRST experience in our latest Alumni Update. Are you or someone you know a FIRST Alum? Share your story and you may be featured in a future Alumni Spotlight.
 
FIRST Scholarship Program news: 2018 Bart Kamen Memorial FIRST Scholarship application is NOW OPEN!
 
Mention the Invention Global Contest: Rockwell Automation is challenging everyone worldwide to invent something with a specified list of common materials. Weekly prizes include geek chic graphic t-shirts, with a monthly grand prize of a $500 donation to FIRST or United Way. 
 
Participate by posting a video of your invention to Facebook using #MeantToInvent. You can invent and participate multiple times! Each invention is treated as a separate entry and is eligible for the weekly prize each week. The contest runs through October 31st. Post your invention today!
 
Check out the full contest rules here and a summary video here.
 
As always, we are here to help. Please contact our Customer Support Team with any questions, or if you need help, visit our "Contact Us" webpage:

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FIRST® Robotics Competition Team Support

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