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Feb 01 2013

Fw: Reaching New Heights; Dr. Bart Kamen Memorial Scholarships; and more

View this message in a browser. February 2013 FIRST Notes Registration is Still Open! * FIRST Tech Challenge RING IT UP!SM season * Junior FIRST LEGO League SUPER SENIORSSM season ________________________________ $16 Million+ Available in FIRST Scholarships View 2013 opportunitiesincluding new Dr. Bart Kamen Memorial Scholarship ________________________________ FIRSTin the News View sampling of recent coverage including Forbes, Wired.com GeekDad, NY1 News, Huffington Post, and more ________________________________ FRC and FTC Approved for NASSP 2012-2013 ________________________________ FIRST Snapshots Pics from recent FIRST Community activities ________________________________ FIRST in Social Media ________________________________ Latest Program News & Stories * FRC Blog * FTC Blog * FLL Blog ________________________________ Submissions now accepted; Voting begins February 11 ________________________________ Buy a bulb, light up a kid’s life ________________________________ FIRST Community Site for FIRSTAlums, Students, Mentors, Coaches, and Volunteers. It only takes a few minutes to sign up and it’s free ________________________________ Save the Dates! FIRST Championship April 24-27, 2013 April 23-26, 2014 Edward Jones Dome St. Louis Reaching New Heights FIRST® dignitaries and a newly inaugurated New Hampshire Governor were on hand to unveil the 2013 FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) game, and teams are preparing for the ULTIMATE ASCENTSM. read more>>   More Program Highlights  *FIRSTProgression of Programs Thrives in North Carolina  * FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) * Junior FIRST® LEGO® League (Jr.FLL®) Dr. Bart Kamen Memorial Scholarship Fund New scholarship honors the memory of long-time Volunteer, Dr. Bart Kamen; encourages undergraduate students pursuing biomedical engineering and/or pre-medical degrees. read more>> In Sponsor News By investing in programs like FIRST, Rockwell Automation is ensuring a future workforce that is vital to the company’s and their customers’ sustainability. read more>>           Learn how Sponsors like Abbott and United Technologies are helping FIRST inspire the innovators of the future. watch videos>>  Robots Help Prepare Students for Good Jobs Province of Nova Scotia invests additional $250,000 to support robotics competitions. read more>>  Visually Impaired FIRST LEGO League Team Discovers How to Level the Playing Field Benefits of being a FIRST team member are the same for those with or without sight. read more>>  Autodesk Internships Lead to Cool Collaboration Tool Eight high-school FRC participants develop Built By Design (BXD) for teams. read more>> Spotlights ON STAFF New Faces at FIRST… ON TEAMS: * Autistic Students Learn Concept of Teamwork Through FIRST LEGO League * Student Mentors in Ontario Reboot Local FIRST Programs ON STUDENTS: * Taking a Stand: 9-year-old Activist Pleads for Opportunity to Participate in Robotics ON ALUMNI: * Samantha Rawlins: 16-year-old College Junior Credits FIRST for Desire to Become an Engineer * Microsoft Features FIRST and Alums in Citizenship Report ON MENTORS: * José Ignacio Fernandez Selected as Outstanding Young Education Leader by Microsoft FIRST • 200 Bedford St., Manchester, NH 03101 • (800) 871-8326 • www.usfirst.org Our Vision: “…to transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.” Dean Kamen, Founder. Unsubscribe or update your email address. 200 Bedford St. | Manchester, New Hampshire 03101