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Important!  Event Preferencing: The first round of event preferencing will open today, September 19 at 12 noon ET, and will close on Thursday, September 26 at 12 noon ET. Only event-ready teams will be able to select their event preferences, so please make sure your team’s lead mentors are assigned, their profiles are completed, and that they are screened (Only U.S. and Canadian teams are required to complete screening). For more information about event preferencing please visit our FAQ, and for instructions please see our user guide.  To view the list of events please click here.

Deadline approaching! The Equity and Access Grant: This grant is open to both newly formed and veteran FIRST® Robotics Competition teams who are making an impact with our Underrepresented, Underserved, & Vulnerable Youth. More details about this grant are available in the application here. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on September 25, 2019. Questions can be directed to frcrookie@firstinspires.org.

Deadline approaching! NASA FIRST Robotics Competition Sponsorship Application for U.S. Teams: The deadline to submit is Monday, September 30 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Please visit this page for more information and to apply. If you have any questions, please send an email to AGENCY-FRC-Grants@mail.nasa.gov.

In Case You Missed It: Last Thursday, the Teaser for the INFINITE RECHARGESM Season was released! Check out the live show on FIRSTtv or check out the Teaser on the Game & Season page!

Save the date! 2020 FIRST® National Advocacy Conference - June 21 – 23 in Washington, D.C. FIRST Robotics Competition and FIRST® Tech Challenge teams and individuals are invited to attend a day and a half of training and then meet with their members of Congress and senators to advocate for STEM and FIRST! Email staff@firstnac.org with questions or for more information. Registration will open soon at www.firstnac.org. Check out our flyer at www.firstnac.org/savethedate

Save the date! Go behind-the-scenes at an Amazon warehouse on October 17: See how your Prime package is processed, packaged, and shipped to your door. Join FIRST fan and Twitch host Deejay Knight as he tours a New Jersey-based Amazon warehouse to see the innovative robotic elements Amazon uses each day. We’ll be answering real-time questions, posting interactive polls, and #GIVEAWAYS! Watch on FIRSTtv, Thursday, October 17 at 7 p.m. ET.

FIRST Alumni Spotlight: We caught up with FIRST Alum Erin Ferguson, 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 might be featured in a future Alumni Spotlight.

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