FTC Update: Senior Mentor Calls, FIRST Scholarship Info, FTC Events and more!

FTC Team email blasts contain information that we believe will help your team to be successful.

  1. What’s New
  2. Social Media
  3. Senior Mentor Calls
  4. FIRST Scholarship Information
  5. FTC Events
  6. Communication Survey

1 What’s New This Week:

o Important Information about the Game Q&A Forum

§ To post to the game Q&A forum your team must be registered for the current FTC season

§ Your login and password can be found on the Team Summary page of the TIMS Registration System

§ We are currently experiencing a problem with the forum “What’s New”, “New Post” and “Search” features and are actively working to resolve the issue

o RSS Feed

§ Subscribe to our RSS feed and never miss another Team Email Blast, Ken’s Blog Post or Technical Bulletin. Just follow this link and click the RSS icon to subscribe:


2 Social Media – Did you know that FTC has a facebook page, a twitter account, a YouTube channel and a blog?

 3 Senior Mentor Calls – Each season FIRST’s dedicated team of Senior Mentors partner with program specialists to share helpful hints with teams. We have 2 calls scheduled for next week so be sure to mark your calendars. For the full list of Senior Mentor Calls, to listen to recorded calls or to download call materials in advance of the calls, please visit:


Samantha – Field Control Updates

Host: Steve Florence

Experts: John Peabody

Date: October 12, 2011 at 7pm Eastern Time

Dial in Toll Free #: 1-866-951-1151

Dial in Toll #: 1-201-590-2255

Conference Room #: 7052714


FTC Judging: What to Expect

Host: Heidi Lovett

Experts: Kevin Ross

Date: October 13, 2011 at 8pm Eastern Time

This session will be held on GoToMeeting. Please log in to the link below to participate:


4 FIRST Scholarship Information – Announcing 2012 FIRST Scholarship Opportunities for FTC Students valued at over $9.4 million:

Find out more about the scholarship opportunities for 2012 and about the new search filters that will help students narrow their FIRST Scholarship search at: http://www.usfirst.org/sites/default/files/uploadedFiles/About_Us/Scholarships/2012_Assets/FIRST%20Scholarship%20News%2010-4-11.pdf

5 FTC Events – With a few exceptions, our current season event list is live on our web site. Follow this link to see what events are near you:


6 Communication Survey – If you haven’t completed our Communication Survey, please take a few moments to complete it now:


~Go Team!

FTC Support

Ken, JoAnn, Lorrie, Brian, Nancy and Timm

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