Hi Friend,
  1. FIRST® Global needs Virtual Team Mentors
  2. Registration Sweepstakes
  3. Arconic Foundation Grant
FIRST® Global needs Virtual Team Mentors
We know you’ll be busy with the FIRST® Tech Challenge Kickoff, but you may want to take this opportunity to share your talents virtually with a team in need from regions outside North America, by becoming part of the FIRST Global STEM Corps. This opportunity is for FIRST teams, FIRST alums, or others that are willing and qualified to help. All questions about becoming a member of the Global STEM Corps may be sent to gsc@first.global.
Registration Sweepstakes
We’re excited to announce a new sweepstakes sponsored by AndyMark for U.S. teams, and if you’re registered you’re already entered to win! Now through September 4, 11:59 p.m. ET, any team who has completed their 2019-2020 FIRST Tech Challenge season registration will be entered to win one of these three prizes: a REV Competition Kit, a TETRIX competition kit, or a full SKYSTONESM game field set.
All details, official rules, and link to the no-purchase entry form are on the FIRST Tech Challenge 2019 Kickoff Sweepstakes landing page. All winners will be announced during the Kickoff celebration on FIRSTtv. Make sure to tell your friends that haven’t registered to register before September 4!
Arconic Foundation Grant
This grant is open to FIRST Tech Challenge teams for the 2019-2020 season. A submission does not guarantee funding.
  • UNITED KINGDOM TEAMS: Team must be located within a 25-mile radius of the Arconic locations within the United Kingdom, which can be found here.
  • UNITED STATES TEAMS: Team must be located within a 25-mile radius of the Arconic locations within the United States, which can be found here.
This grant is re-grantable and will be awarded as follows:
  • FIRST Tech Challenge Rookies - $1,000
  • FIRST Tech Challenge Veterans - $500
The application for this grant will open August 13, 2019, and will close August 30, 2019. Teams will receive information via the coach’s email on the status of their application on September 6. If you have any questions regarding this grant, please reach out to ftcgrants@firstinspires.org.
FIRST® Tech Challenge Team Support
We can't thank our awesome sponsors enough! Thank you to our Season Presenting Sponsor Qualcomm, our Official Program Sponsor Collins Aerospace, and our Official 3D Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Sponsor, PTC!