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Deadline Approaching! Mentor Recognition: All mentors must be registered before 11:59 P.M. ET on Friday, December 15 to receive this season’s recognition items during National Mentor Month in January 2018.

Your team’s Lead Coach/Mentor 1 or 2 can invite/remove mentors by logging in and selecting the “Contacts Options” button under the Team Contacts/Roster section on the Dashboard page, then “Manage Contacts.”

Deadline Approaching! Founder’s Reception: Planning on attending the Founder’s Reception at WestWind on January 5, 2018? The deadline to RSVP through the Dashboard is Friday, December 15.

FIRST® Championship Conferences: FIRST is accepting presentation proposals for the annual FIRST Championship Conferences. We’re looking for presentations on topics of interest to all FIRST teams, coaches, mentors, educators, parents, etc., and we encourage presentations in all technical and non-technical areas of FIRST program.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for a presentation in Houston or Detroit, please submit your idea on or before Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by clicking here to fill out a short application.

Apple Engineering Technology Camp: FIRST is happy to announce that, through our partnership with Apple, we have been asked to nominate FIRST Participants for the 2018 Apple Engineering Technology Camp.

This is a one month, all expenses (including travel) camp held at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California. FIRST, along with other nonprofit partners, can nominate students with an exceptional interest in technology and software or hardware engineering to attend the camp.

To apply for a nomination:

  • Students must complete an application by January 5, 2018.
  • Selected students from this pool will then be invited to apply directly with Apple in mid-January.

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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