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Hello Friend,
 
This week’s blast is broken into four major categories below. Make sure to check out previous communications in the team email blast archive.
 
Grant Opportunities:
 
Deadline! Rookie Grant: The 2018 FIRST® Robotics Competition Rookie
Grant application will close today, November 2nd at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
 
2017-2018 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Gender Diversity Grant: The grant application will be open for U.S. based teams from Friday, November 3rd at noon Eastern Time to 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. For the complete requirements and to apply for the grant, please visit the following link after noon tomorrow: 2017-2018 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Gender Diversity Grant.
 
The FIRST® STEM Equity Community Innovation Grant is now available - Learn more and apply today.
 
Be sure to check out the Grants page for newly posted opportunities throughout the season.
 
Registration Updates:
 
Unrestricted Regional Event Registration and Additional In-District Event Registration will open today at noon Eastern Time. View additional registration open and close dates on the Season Calendar.
 
Kit and Kickoff Registration: Make sure your team has selected Kickoff preferences through the Dashboard. Teams will be able to make their Kickoff selections until November 20th at noon ET. Questions about Kickoff? Please contact frckickoff@firstinspires.org for assistance.
 
Founder’s Reception: FIRST Robotics Competition Mentors are invited to kickoff the season at Dean’s house in Bedford, NH on January 5, 2018. Please RSVP through the Dashboard.
 
Awards:

2018 Safety Animation Award sponsored by UL: The submission portal is open from November 9th at noon Eastern Time to Thursday, December 7th at 3:00 pm Eastern Time. Details are on the Safety page here.
 
       View all 2018 season award details on the Awards page.
 
Additional Season Updates:
 
Downloadable Content Pack #2: The DLC #2 for FIRST POWER UPSM is now available! Check it out here.
 
FIRST Alumni Spotlight: We caught up with FIRST Alum Amanda Pham, to learn about her 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.
 
 
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:

Contact Us

Sincerely,

FIRST® Robotics Competition Team Support

603.666.3906 x 0  |  firstroboticscompetition@firstinspires.org  |  www.firstinspires.org


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