Friday, October 26, 2007

FIRST e-Newsletter for October

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FIRST LEGO League Season Electrifies

Thousands of teams eagerly awaited the September 5, 2007 unveiling of the FIRST LEGO League Power Puzzle Challenge - and they were not disappointed as they tuned in to the online Kickoff and learned about the Power Puzzle missions, rules, and project! This year's Challenge calls for teams of 9 to 14 year-old children to research and present their own creative solutions to one of today's most critical envioronmental issues: energy management and sustainability.


FIRST Tech Challenge Teams in "Quad Quandary"

The FIRST Tech Challenge Program is off with a bang! Over 8,000 students , teachers, parents, and mentors are expected to participate. Many teams have been gearing up over the summer and ready to get started! more

Meeting Inspires and Reinvigorates Woodie Flowers Award Winners

In August, for the first time, winners of the Woodie Flowers Award (WFA) came together as a group to share their perspectives and experiences, and to focus on how to inspire and recognize more young people. more

President's Circle Recommends Resources for Startup Teams

At the FIRST Championship in April, I announded the inaugural year of the President's Circle. After reviewing a creative range of videos submitted thorught the FIRST Channel on YouTube, I invited twenty teams to come together to identify excellent existing resources that could be used to help get new teams started. more


On Sponsors...Rockwell Collins, Smart Move From Smart Communications Leader

On Alumni...Gordon Franken enters DARPA Challenge

On Staff...The Faces of FIRST Team Support

Good Reading!

Available now at the FIRST Store. Released in April, 2007, "FIRST - Chronicles of Inspiration, Competition, and Changing the World" is a collection of stories, photographs, and testimonials about FIRST. more

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Women in Science and Technology Forum

FIRST and University of New Hampshire to host 7th Annual Women in Science and Technology Forum, November 2, in Manchester, NH.

Register by October 29

FIRST Scholarships

Last year over 438 individual scholarships, with a total value of approximately $8 million, were made available to FIRST students by the generosity of 77 institutions, corporations, and professional associations. We are currently expanding the number of scholarship opportunities and redesigning the way students can find out about these scholarships. In our next newsletter, read more about this scholarship program and what will be available to our FIRST students this coming year.

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