There are lots of events coming up before and after World Championship, more opportunities to compete with this year's robot, and chances for coaches and students to travel to conferences. These events are in chronological order. Read on!
Coconino High School, home of the CocoNuts, in collaboration with Lowell Observatory has been selected to host a NASA Downlink and talk LIVE to the International Space Station next week! You can tune in for free on NASA TV and watch students from Flagstaff schools get their questions answered by astronaut Anne McClain as she orbits in the Space Station.
Date: March 6, 2019
Time: 11:25 am - 11:45 am Arizona Time
NASA TV Link
FIRST Tech Challenge Skirmish
Looking for a chance to practice before the Championship? Are you refereeing and need some extra field time? Head over to the Dragon's Lair for a Skirmish!
Date: Monday, March 11, 2019
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Where: American Leadership Academy Queen Creek High School Cafeteria
23908 S. Hawes Rd., Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Contact: Please contact David Doig directly if your team would like to participate.
Sierra Nevada Robotics Showcase
March 16, 2019
Carson City Nevada
Cost: $100 for FIRST Tech Challenge Teams, $25 for FIRST Lego League Teams
Limited to the 1st 25 teams from each program to register - See the flyer for more information.
FIRST National Advocacy Conference
June 23-25, 2019
FIRST Teams are invited to come and learn how to advocate for STEM education and FIRST and meet with their congressmen in person.
Register by April 1 and get a game piece signed by Dean & Woodie!
Maryland Tech Invitational
June 29-30, 2019
John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland
Teams are invited via an application process. Applications are due March 23. See the MTI website for more details.
Air Force Leadership Training for FIRST Mentors
July 14-18, 2019
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH
Applications due May 10, 2019
This all-expenses-paid experience is excellent! Christine went last year and highly recommends it!!!
Lunar Legacy Invitational
July 19 & 20, 2019
Northern Arizona University Fieldhouse, Flagstaff, AZ
Come celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing by testing your robot where NASA tested theirs! This 2-day invitational event will feature three robotics events: FIRST Lego League "Into Orbit", FIRST Tech Challenge "Rover Ruckus," and the "Apollo Next Giant Leap Student Challenge "ANGLeS" (a drone & robotics challenge designed to replicate the lunar landing).
FIRST teams are encouraged to start ANGLeS teams and bring them to compete in Flagstaff...what a great way to get new students interested in robotics!
In addition to competing, teams will tour Lowell Observatory and visit the sites in Flagstaff where NASA tested the Apollo lunar rover and trained astronauts to go to the Moon! Teams will also have the option of staying in the dorms on the NAU campus.
This event will be opened to robotics teams from all over the country! We're working out pricing and registration details and will get more information out to you all soon.