FIRST® Tech Challenge
Team Blast June 12, 2024

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Here's some updates and news from FIRST® Tech Challenge.

In this week's blast: 

💻 Tech Tip of the Week

🚀 FIRST® Certified Professional Development 

🤖 2024-2025 FIRST Tech Challenge New Team Hardship Grant 

Tech Tip of the Week
Have you ever asked yourself, "Am I updating my FtcRobotController SDK project correctly" each time the FTC SDK is updated? If so, then this week's Tech Tip is for you!

Check out the Tech Tip of the Week page and read the latest Tech Tip! 

FIRST® Certified Professional Development

What are you doing this summer? FIRST® Education is hosting a variety of professional development sessions for FIRST Tech Challenge, including in-person regional and academy sessions, as well as remote options. Enhance your knowledge and skills by engaging in one of our upcoming sessions that involve hands-on experience with student components of the FIRST program.

For more details visit our website or register via Eventbrite. If you have questions, contact us at

  • Upcoming In-Person & Remote Sessions:
    • June 27 & 28 | Online
    • July 29 - August 1 | Davis Middle School | Compton, California
    • And more!

2024-2025 FIRST Tech Challenge New Team Hardship Grant

The 2024-2025 FIRST Tech Challenge New Team Hardship Grant is now live. Awarded new teams will receive a one-time $750 grant which can be used towards FIRST Tech Challenge season registration and products exclusively the FIRST Tech Challenge Storefront.


Please keep in mind that only new FIRST Tech Challenge teams in USA, Mexico, Canada, or USA Military APO may receive this grant and must fit the eligibility requirements stated on the grant page.


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