FRC Update: Robot Stop Build Deadline 2/21/12, FIRST Future Innovator Award, Senior Mentor Call & More!

Robot Stop Build Deadline- Tuesday, February 21st: On this day your team MUST stop work on your robot and seal it in the bag provided in your Kit of Parts, with the tag from your Kit of Parts. You may work on your robot until midnight local time, but the seal must be on the bag when the clock strikes midnight! You will also need to complete the Robot Lock-Up Form:http://www.usfirst.org/sites/default/files/uploadedFiles/Robotics_Programs/FRC/Game_and_Season__Info/2012_Assets/Robot_Lock-Up_Form.pdfPlease note: Robot Lock-Up forms will be inspected upon arrival at your event.
Details on the process are available in section 5 of the Administrative Manual- Robot Transportation:http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/competition-manual-and-related-documents.
FIRST Future Innovator Award: Do you have an innovation inspired by your FRC season experience you think is worthy of recognition?  Apply for the FIRST Future Innovator Award, presented by the Abbott Fund! Submissions must be received by noon EST on 3/16/12. For more information on the award, please visit: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/future-innovator-award.
Senior Mentor Call: Join Senior Mentor, Teri Benart and FRC Deputy Director, Frank Merrick for the Senior Mentor call “Robot Transportation Checklist”. The call will be taking place on Thursday, 2/9/12 at 7 pm EST. You may find details and an outline of the call here: http://tinyurl.com/3h94c24.
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: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/awards.
2012 FIRST Robotics Conference- Call for Proposals: FIRST is seeking presentation proposals for the ninth annual FIRSTRobotics Conference. 45-minute workshops on topics of interest to FIRST Robotics (FRC), FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) and FIRSTLEGO League (FLL) teams, coaches, mentors, students and prospective leaders will be accepted.  The deadline to submit is 2/17/2012. For the submission form, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/89vj2hm. For full details, please visit:http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/firstplace/workshops-and-conferences.
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