KICKOFF IS COMING!!!!
GET FIRED UP FOR THE 2019/2020 FIRST TECH CHALLENGE "SKYSTONE" SEASON!!!The 2019/2020 FIRST games are powered by STAR WARS: FORCE FOR CHANGE and all fall under the theme FIRST RISE 2020! Check out more information here!
Save the Date: Skystone Season KICKOFF - September 7, 2019
Once again, we will offer a live game reveal and a variety of workshops for teams and coaches at the Arizona Kickoff at Arizona State University (Tempe) and New Mexico Kickoff at Nex+Gen Academy (Albuquerque). Look for more details in mid-August!
If your team is interested in hosting a kickoff workshop, please contact us: Arizona OR New Mexico. Please include your workshop title and a brief description of what topics would be covered. We're looking for both technical and non-technical topics.
Rookie Team Grants Now Available!
Does your school want to start a 2nd team? Do you want to expand participation to other schools in your district? Maybe reach out to a community organization or non-profit to start a team? Rookie Grant Applications are NOW OPEN! Send potential coaches and schools here to learn more and apply.
Your team could win a competition kit!
Complete your team's 2019/2020 season registration by June 21, 2019 and be entered to win a REV or Tetrix kit for your team! Check out more details on the sweepstakes and register your team here.
Only a Few Spots Left for the Lunar Legacy Invitational
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. The $250 includes travel and field trips for 8 members. Additional members above the 8 are $15 each. NAU will handle registration and payment with teams once they are accepted.
Teams will be notified of their acceptance status to the Invitational within a couple of days. 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. We have a lot of interest from teams outside of AZ and NM and even international teams!
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.