FRC Update: Return of Weekly Email Blasts, Initial Event Registration, District Event Registration and more!

Greetings Teams:
Return of Weekly Email Blasts: We are now returning to a weekly email blast schedule in an effort to keep you well informed on the latest FRC news.  Be sure to check your inbox each Thursday for the FRC email blast, and don’t forget that we always post email blasts to the FRC Season News and Email Blasts page:http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/emailblastarchive.aspx. You can even subscribe to an RSS feed to receive alerts when this page is updated!
Initial Event Registration: Initial regional and initial qualifying event registration for district teams opens Wednesday, September 27, 2012 at noon EST. If you haven’t done so already, it’s a good idea to pre-register your team in TIMS now.
District Event Registration: This season, teams participating in the district model (Michigan and MAR teams) may only register for one district event during initial event registration on September 27, 2012. On October 11, 2012 at noon EST, district teams will be able to register for their second district event. Similar to last season, district teams may register for regional events after they have registered for their two district events during second regional event registration on October 25, 2012 at noon EST.
Beta Testing Application: As FRC prepares for the 2013 season, we are seeking a limited number of teams to assist us with beta testing new software. A limited number of teams will also be asked to test hardware elements of the control system. Interested teams should complete the Beta Test Application available here:https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5WBKJ26 by the deadline of Friday, September 7, 2012 at noon EST
Teams selected to participate in Beta Testing will be notified by Wednesday, September 19, 2012. Beta testing will begin after FIRSTreceives a signed Disclosure Agreement from the beta test team.  Please direct questions regarding submissions to FRCbetatest@usfirst.org.
FRC Blog: The FRC Blog has moved tohttp://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/blog. Please visit the blog regularly for important updates. You can subscribe to an RSS feed to receive updates every time a new post is added.
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