Sunday, April 20, 2008

NYCFIRST Update 25: Season Finale

April 18, 2008:
A newsletter for the NYCFIRST robotics community in New York City and the surrounding area.

NYC/NJ FIRST web site

This will be the last numbered Update for the 2007/8 FLL Season.
A new series of Updates for the 2008/9 season starting at #1 will begin in May.

Registration opens May 1
A new registration procedure will be in place this year. In case of snags you might want to shoot me an email after you register with the Team #, School/Organization, your name, Primary email, phone. You can also include the order# (in case you misplace it I'll keep it in my data base). Also, whether you ordered a robotics kit in addition to the registration and the field set up kit (MAKE SURE TO TAKE CARE OF THIS ITEM – DO NOT REGISTER WITHOUT ADDING THE FSK.)

The World Festival is on NOW in Atlanta – APR. 17-19.


Good luck to our own St. Clare's OF Staten Island and coach Mary Lee.

Packard Collegiate coach Maureen Reilly is there following events.
She wrote and published a story on St. Clare's going to Atlanta on

Live feed from NAASA, thanks to Chris Gooding for scoping it out.

Tokyo – It's a Tiny World
Gary Israel and I are heading off to Tokyo next week along with Marcio Noguchi to assist with the Asian Invitational tournament. Two teams from NYC will be going: Herman Ritter MS from the Bronx and Little Red School House from Manhattan.

Look for reports on Norms Robotics Blog.

This comment was left on the blog from the Dutch team:
team icNRG - I see ENERGY !! said...
Counting Down the days until Tokyo!
We will meet there at the FLLOAC
Have fun!
Dutch FLL team icNRG - I see ENERGY !!

Earth Day in Rockaway- May 3, 12-4 PM
Beach 29th St and the Boardwalk

There will be an FLL exhibition with 2 schools attending: Louis Armstrong from Queens and IS 72, Rocco Laurie from Staten Island. Bob Woods from LEGO education will also be doing some demos.

Other activities: American Museum of Natural History, Mobile Museum, Dinosaur Dig, Kite making, mock dolphin rescue, green circus performers, water testing, plantings, solar race cars, face painting, arts and craft booths.

Visit the web site
or call 718- 318-4000

Contact Jeanne Dupont from the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance for more info.

The robotics PENTATHLON is back!
Mike K writes:
Better late than never... I hope.

Districts 24/32 will hold a Lego Robotics tournament at Aviation High School on a Saturday at the end of May or early June.

The event is open to everyone. There is a cap of 20 teams and I can't refuse entrance to any teams from districts 24 or 32. I need everyone's help (Norm) in getting the word out to the Brooklyn teams (and the rest of NYC, too).

For more info, go to this website (copy and paste it into yoru browser)

I'm going to create another google group for this event, so teams not participating won't get flooded with mail their not interested in.

The google group is called

I'm sorry for the short build season. I don't expect this do happen again.

Mike Koumoullos

Javits – what an event
Check my blog for a great pic taken by coach Randi Huss of the IS 72 SI team with Dean Kamen. Randi cornered Mayor Bloomberg and made sure he stopped by the team booth to see their research project.


Greetings Everyone,
Wow! What another incredible day! While I wasn't able to make it to Javits before today's FRC/FLL Expo and competition...I must say it was incredible to see how well everything worked...The FLL event went off really smoothly and there was so much space for the children to spread out that you never would have known there were 60 teams there!

The career fair and booths were great for the younger kids to be able to visit!

The vending services worked well for the number of people in attendance!

The list of positives goes on and on...

I would say the committee is well on its way to orchestrating a future combined event for the FLL FRC season at Javits again next year!!!

Great job everyone! We all worked hard and have so much to show for it! I look forward to sharing our ideas and thoughts on this weekend as we decompress from the end of another incredible season and look forward to planning another great one together!

Very Truly Yours,
Keith Wynne

Elementary Science Specialist
Grades 3-5
P.S. 58 The Carroll School
330 Smith Street
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11231

"Educating students from around the globe since 1996."

Good morning everyone --

What a terrific event! Tons and tons of rave reviews from teams, guests, exhibitors, parents, VIPs, and yes, even the folks on Chief Delphi.

Steve Krawic of ShowReady Events had nothing but raves. He and his staff love coming to NYC because we are so well organized and have such a dedicated crew of volunteers.

Paul Gudonis told me that New York City is FIRST Is number ONE -- that we are the benchmark against which other regionals are measured.

We took on another great challenge this year and we more than met it. We went into orbit.

And most importantly -- a quality event means a quality experience for kids. We impacted the lives of thousands of young men and women this season -- giving them new experiences, opportunities to learn, and the knowledge that their community really values their achievements -- and that is what FIRST is really about.

You should be very proud of what you have helped make possible.



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Compiled by Norm Scott
NYCFIRST Registration coordinator

Have a good day


1 comment:

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