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  1. Celebrating Mentor Month
  2. Important Manual Updates
  3. Deadline – 2022 Dr. Bart Kamen Scholarship
  4. Gameplay Pro Tip! Remote Events
  5. FREIGHT FRENZYSM Merch Available Now
Celebrating Mentor Month
Calling all FIRST® mentors and coaches! Enter the 2022 FIRST Mentoring Month raffle for a chance to win one of TEN 2021 Christa McAuliffe Silver Dollars! This commemorative coin celebrates the life of Christa McAuliffe and the impact of educators everywhere. The raffle ends at 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time on January 31, 2022, so get your entry in today. Winners will be notified via email. Enter the raffle here!
Important Manual Updates
There have been some important manual updates. Please be sure to download the most recent versions of the following manuals. All updates are noted in the revision history of each document.
Deadline – 2022 Dr. Bart Kamen Scholarship
The Dr. Bart Kamen Scholarship, created in 2012 in memory of FIRST volunteer and supporter Bart Kamen, is a scholarship for students pursuing degrees in pre-med or biomedical engineering. Each year four students are selected to receive $10,000 renewable scholarships for use at the school of their choice to further their paths toward making the world a better place for others. Read more about this scholarship, Dr. Kamen, and previous years' recipients at https://www.firstinspires.org/bart-kamen-scholarship. Deadline is Tuesday, February 1, 2022.
Gameplay Pro Tip: Remote Events
When setting up the field for a remote match, there should be a duck on both barcodes on the remote field, 1 duck on the carousel and 7 ducks in the loading dock. If the team uses a Team Shipping Element, one duck on a barcode is replaced with the TSE and placed into the loading dock. The other barcode duck stays in place on the field.
The impact of this is that there is a maximum of 9 total ducks available for delivery. If the duck pre-placed on the carousel is delivered during the autonomous portion of the match, there are only 8 that can be delivered during end game.
FREIGHT FRENZY Merch Available Now
Special delivery! FREIGHT FRENZYSM presented by Raytheon Technologies merch is now available. Pick up your t-shirt, cap, and more at the FIRST Store today.