Hi Friend,

  1. Game Resources Update
  2. A Visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
  3. Rookie Grants
  4. Team to Team Outreach
  5. Amazon Virtual Tour

Game Resources: Be sure to check out the updates to the Game Manual Part 2 and the AndyMark Field Setup Guide posted on October 4, 2019. The updates provide further instruction about navigation target placement, as well as some minor rule clarifications.

Available now: A Visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: Galactic Builders, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change, brings FIRST® teams together with engineers and designers to explore how STEM plays a key role in making Star Wars stories and products come to life. In A Visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, available now, Walt Disney Imagineers Brian Orr and Karin Hanson take FIRST Robotics Competition team “Exploding Bacon” (Orlando, FL) and FIRST LEGO League team “Robotic Wolverines” (Palm Beach Gardens, FL) on a rare tour of an Imagineering training facility at Walt Disney World Resort and show them how animatronic technology has evolved over time. Watch and share with your #STEMsquad.

Rookie Grants: FIRST® Tech Challenge is offering need-based rookie grants to brand new teams! If you know anyone that is interested or thinking about starting a FIRST Tech Challenge team, tell them about our Rookie Grants! The grant covers the $275 FIRST Tech Challenge registration fee and $225 to put towards robot hardware!

Learn more on our FIRST Tech Challenge Grants page! Our application can be found here!

Team to Team Outreach: Does your team love FIRST Tech Challenge? Help other teams learn how awesome FIRST Tech Challenge is by inviting them to a local event and showing them around! FIRST is not an impulse buy or a shallow dive, and that’s one of the reasons it’s so transformational. Help us change the world and impact and grow the future STEM leaders of tomorrow by starting a brand new FIRST Tech Challenge team!

Amazon Virtual Tour: NEXT WEEK! Join FIRST on a virtual tour of an Amazon fulfillment center (Oct. 17, 7 p.m. ET). Don't miss this behind-the-scenes look at innovation and robotics in action, including awesome GIVEAWAYS via Twitch chat! Get a sneak peek before you tune in: "5 Things You Didn’t Know about an Amazon Warehouse".

Let us know you’re joining (and get a reminder) by RSVPing to our Twitch or Facebook event.

 

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!

Sincerely,

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!