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  1. New Product Request Process for FIRST® Tech Challenge
  2. Coaches – Professional Development Opportunity with FIRST®
  3. Thank you, coaches & mentors!
  4. FIRST Scholarship Program
New Product Request Process for FIRST® Tech Challenge
When a vendor proposes a potential new part to FIRST Tech Challenge, we work hard to balance multiple factors evaluating the legality of the part. These factors include things like usability over multiple seasons, complexity of game rules, availability of the part, cost, volunteer impact, etc. Check out our blog to see what other questions we ask and factors we consider.
Coaches – Professional Development Opportunity with FIRST®
You’re invited to join us and sign up for one of our upcoming professional development sessions! During FIRST® Professional Development, you’ll grow your knowledge, skills, and STEM teaching methods by practicing student elements of the program and build a foundation to deliver quality STEM activities and social-emotional learning development for your students this upcoming school year. The cost is $500 a seat.
Register for upcoming FIRST Tech Challenge professional development:
💻 Remote: 2-hour evening sessions for 3 weeks starting January 18
💻 Remote: February 16 & 17 OR February 18 & 25
🏫 In-person: George R Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX – April 17-18
Thank You, Coaches & Mentors!
We want to give a BIG thank you to each coach and mentor who give their time and energy to FIRST students. In honor of National Mentoring Month this January, we are celebrating all the important work you do within our communities, schools, and organizations.
Enter Our Mentoring Month Raffle: All mentors and coaches are eligible to enter to win a $50 gift code to the FIRST store. One entry per person, raffle is open until the end of January. Submit for your chance to win!
Get Your Free 2022-2023 Season Magnet with Pin Purchase: Purchase any of the coach/mentor pins or year of service pins on our Recognition Store via Sports Awards and receive a free FIRST ENERGIZESM presented by Qualcomm magnet with purchase. Get your free magnet now!
Share Why You Mentor: This month, we’ll be sharing stories on our blog and social media about our mentors within the FIRST community. Share on your social platforms why you mentor with FIRST and the impact you’ve seen in your students with #FIRSTvolunteers. Your post might just get boosted by FIRST!
FIRST Scholarship Program
FIRST scholarship deadlines are approaching. Make sure you and your students check out the opportunities and deadlines on our scholarship page.