CAN'T WAIT FOR NEXT SEASON???
The teaser video for the 2019/2020 FIRST Season
"FIRST RISE Powered by Star Wars Force for Change"
is now live! Check it out here!
Lunar Legacy Invitational Applications are Now Open!
Teams can now apply to compete at the Lunar Legacy Invitational at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ July 19-20, 2019.
The three events are FIRST Lego League (Into Orbit), FIRST Tech Challenge (Rover Ruckus) and NASA's Apollo Next Giant Leap Student Challenge "ANGLeS."
Cost will be $250 per team. NAU will handle registration and payment with teams once they are accepted.
Applications will be open for at least 3 weeks. Once applications close, teams will be notified of their acceptance status to the Invitational. Acceptance will be based on the quality of applications received and the capacity for each program, which is projected to be around 36 teams each.
Teams will get to compete in their chosen program over the course of the two days, as well as attend presentations and professional development opportunities. Teams will also get to tour historic sites in Flagstaff that contributed to the Apollo Moon Missions, including Lowell Observatory and the Cinder Fields where the Apollo astronauts were trained.
For more information and to apply to the Invitational, please visit the event web page.
Applications will be open until May 15 so don't wait! Apply today!
Two Events in New Mexico
On Saturday, May 4, FTC Team Enigma (16265), one of our rookie jump start teams, is hosting an FTC Orientation and Recruiting Event at Nex+Gen Academy in Albuquerque from 9 AM to 11 AM. Doors open at 8:30 AM. It would be great if some teams could bring their Rover Ruckus robots to this event. A huge thanks to Enigma for setting this up and to Nex+Gen Academy and Griffin Robotics for the use of their school! A flyer is attached with all the needed info.
On Sunday May 5, FRC Team Zia Robotics (6974) and The Brain Hackers Association have organized a FIRST Robotics Day at the Natural History Museum in Albuquerque from 11 AM to 3 PM. We plan to have 2-4 FRC teams and their robots present and a number of FTC teams. We are also working on getting FLL represented at the event.
Please contact Jim Jackson directly if you are interested in attending either of these events.
Congrats to Houston Championship Teams
Congrats to the teams that played in AZ and NM that went on to compete in last week's FIRST Championship Houston: Data Force, Rise of Hephaestus, Herberger Javelinas, Knights of the Lab Table, Catholic Master Builders, and Gear Masters.
Rise of Hephaestus were chosen for the 3rd seeded alliance on the Franklin field and competed in the playoffs!
Data Force were captains of the Finalist Alliance on the Jemison field and won the Design Award!
Congrats to all the teams that competed at World Championship!