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New Coach and Mentor Training Available Online

First has produced a new 20-minute interactive coach and mentor training can help you build useful skills to navigate your first season including: Creating a safe and inclusive environment where students can learn and thrive. Understanding of the FIRST® Core Values and how … Continue reading

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Virtual Code Camp

Click here to Apply

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FIRST Innovation Challenge Expert Education Series

As part of the FIRST® Innovation Challenge presented by Qualcomm, FIRST is hosting an expert educational series featuring conversations with innovators and essential tips teams can apply to succeed in the challenge. Topics may include: pitch advice business model education … Continue reading

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TN Valley Robotics Offering CLASS PACK Grant

Due to Covid-19, TN Valley Robotics (TNVR) is offering to support classroom STEM robotics by offering grants for CLASS PACKS. If you are not familiar with Class PACKS you can read more about them HERE. This is available to schools … Continue reading

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Kickoff for the Innovation Challenge

Remember that the Innovation Challenge part of the Kickoff video also is for FTC Teams!

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How to Watch Twitch (And the FIRST Chanel) on Roku

FIRST does a lot of broadcasts on TWITCH, but last year twitch was dropped by Roku. Since this was my (editor’s) preferred way to watch these broadcasts, I searched for a new way to watch them (for the upcoming FIRST … Continue reading

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Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship

Click HERE for more info and HERE to go to website. Application is opened from Nov 30, 2020 to Feb 18, 2021.

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FIRST @ Home

FIRST @ Home is a website full of activities and resources about programming, CAD, Artificial Intelligence, STEM and more! It have activities for all grade levels (K-12). Check it out HERE.

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INVITATION: Virtual College Fair

On November 12, FIRST partner Tallo is hosting a free virtual college fair specifically for FIRST students! We will introduce you to colleges who are looking for FIRST students because on your teams you have learned the skills and gained … Continue reading

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TVA Grant Opened

The TVA Grant is now opened and is accepting applications for the 2020-21 FIRST Season Team Eligibility: All FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotic teams in the TVA Service Area are eligible for funding, which will cover … Continue reading

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