Second Event Preference Closes/Google Science Fair/Regional and District Housing/ Elevating Girls & Young Women in STEM
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Last Chance to Edit your Event Preferences: The Second Round for Event Preferences closes today at 12:00 P.M. (noon) ET. You will not be able to edit your preferences after this time. The registration system will reopen for traditional event registration at 12:00 P.M. (noon) ET on Friday, October 19. 
We will announce second event assignments on Friday, October 19. 
Chinese Regional Announcement. Please see this announcement about the 2019 Chinese Regional Competitions.
Google Science Fair: The Google Science Fair is an online global competition for 13-18 year olds that inspires teens to solve real-world problems through the application of science, technology, engineering and math. This year, students will be competing for a $50,000 grand prize scholarship along with exciting travel prizes from our co-sponsors LEGO Education, National Geographic, Scientific American and Virgin Galactic. You can find more inspiration and support on the website at The competition is open until December 12, 2018 
Regional and District Event Housing! Make your event experience even better – book with FIRST®. We’re preparing the resources and discounts you need to book with ease, so you can prepare for the season ahead! When you book with FIRST, you:  
  • Stay close to Regional, District, or FIRST Championship events.
  • Receive guaranteed low rates at FIRST-reviewed and sanctioned hotels.
  • Enjoy special contracted amenities at most hotels including complimentary Wi-Fi,  
  • breakfast, and parking. 
  • Earn reward points from your preferred hotel chain.
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Elevating Girls & Young Women in STEM: As a continued effort in its dedication to equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives, FIRST has launched a new initiative and webpage, “Elevating Girls & Young Women in STEM”, sponsored by Fidelity Charitable. The new webpage highlights FIRST initiatives, provides resources and information, and will interactively participate with the FIRST community by providing a platform for equity, diversity, and inclusion in STEM.  Learn more about the web page through this Inspire Blog post - 3 Ways to Support Girls in STEM Without Diminishing Boys 
Tune into Twitch Weekly: The next episode airs Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00 P.M. ET. 
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