FRC Update: Payments for Additional Regional Events & Championship Deadline, Virtual Tech Advisor and More!

Greetings Teams:

Payments for Additional Regional Events & Championship Deadline: Payments for Additional Regional Events and Championship are due this Friday, 1/27/2012 at 5 pm EST –If you do not plan on attending, please email

If you have the funding, but it will not be received by 5 pm EST on Friday, please to inform us that it is on its way.

Championship Note: We have a wait list of teams wanting to go to the Championship, so if you do not have the funding to attend please let us know so that we can give another team the opportunity.

Important Payment Terms Reminder: A paid team may withdraw without penalty from additional Regional Registration or FIRST Championship Registration prior to this Friday’s payment deadline of January 27, 2012. Once this deadline has passed, FIRST cannot refund additional Regional Registration or FIRST Championship Registration payments unless the event is at the published capacity on the date of the scheduled event. Full capacity would not include the withdrawing team.

Award Submission Reminders: Don’t forget that submissions for the Chairman’s, Woodie Flowers, and Website Awards are due by 2/16/12 at Noon EST in STIMS.  Additionally, Dean’s List Award submissions are due in TIMS by 2/16/12 at Noon EST.  Read more about all FRC Awards:

Autodesk Update: Autodesk offers many mobile applications, including Autodesk Sketchbook Express and Autodesk ForceEffect, which can be useful to FIRST team members. Understanding what mobile devices are owned and used by FRC team members is essential in our development efforts. Please click this link to answer one survey question about which mobile device you own or have access to: Thank you!

FIRST® Virtual Technical Advisor: Do you have technical experience and want to help a team? Do you need help with your robot? We have the solution! FIRST Virtual Technical Advisor is here to help! Sign up to give/find support from anywhere in the world! Please remember to include your email address in your message:

Travel Discounts for FRC Regional Events and FIRST Championship: If you are booking tickets through American Airlines online, please read the following instructions:

The discount can be booked online at for AA/AE flights only, without a ticketing charge. Please allow at least 1 business hour for loading.  Use the Authorization Number noted without the preceding A as the Promotion Code. Please note: this may not apply to some contracts.

Go Teams! 

FRC Team Support


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