FRC Update: Second Regional Event Registration, Kit & Kickoff section in TIMS & More!

Greetings Teams:

Kit of Parts Drive System Option Deadline Today at 12 Noon ET: Veteran teams’ ability to choose a Product Donation Voucher over the standard Kit of Parts Drive System closes today, 10/18/12 at 12 pm (noon) ET. For more details, please visit:http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/blog-09-07-12. 

 ————————->Deadline Extended to midnight tonight!! <———————————–

Second Regional Event Registration: Teams in the regional model will be able to register for their second regional event beginning Thursday, 10/25/12 at 12 pm ET in TIMS:https://my.usfirst.org/frc/tims/site.lasso. District teams who have registered for both of their district events will be able to register for a regional event at this time.

FIRST Championship Waitlist Registration for veteran teams that DID NOT compete at the 2012 FIRST Championship: Veteran teams that did not compete at the 2012 FIRSTChampionship will be able to waitlist register in TIMS beginning Thursday, 10/25/12 at 12 PM ET: https://my.usfirst.org/frc/tims/site.lasso.

Kit & Kickoff section in TIMS is open: The Kit & Kickoff section of TIMS is open. If you haven’t done so already, team main and alternate contacts can select your team’s Kit & Kickoff preferences in TIMS now: https://my.usfirst.org/frc/tims/site.lasso.

Bag & Tag Exemptions:  If bringing your robot to a competition event presents your team with a substantial hardship – for example, if your team needs to travel a great distance or cross an ocean to get to your event – you may request a bag and tag exemption by sending an email to: frcteams@usfirst.org.

In your request, please include as much detail as possible to support why an exemption is required. Please use the subject line: Bag and Tag Exemption Request, Team XXXX, with your team number in place of “XXXX” in your email. Exemption requests must be submitted by Friday, 12/7/12.

Entrepreneurship Award: New this year, Entrepreneurship Award Business Plans must be uploaded in pdf format via STIMS: https://my.usfirst.org/stims/site.lasso. Judges will no longer collect business plans in the Pits, instead, they will view them online. Uploading to STIMS is the only way these plans will be accepted for the 2013 season.

Award Submissions: Submission for awards will open on Thursday, 11/8/12 at 12 PM ET and will close on Thursday, 2/21/13 at 12 PM ET.

The Chairman’s Award, the Woodie Flowers Award, and the Entrepreneurship Awardmust be submitted via STIMS: https://my.usfirst.org/stims/site.lasso. The Main or Alternate contact for your team must assign at least one (1) and up to four (4) student award submitters in FRC TIMS: https://my.usfirst.org/frc/tims/site.lasso.

The FIRST Dean’s List Award must be submitted by the team’s main or alternate contact through TIMS, https://my.usfirst.org/frc/tims/site.lasso.

2013 FIRST Scholarship Opportunities valued at nearly $16 million: Find out more about the 2013 college scholarship opportunities for FIRST students at:http://www.usfirst.org/sites/default/files/uploadedFiles/About_Us/Scholarships/2013_Assets/FIRST_Scholarship_News_10-18-12.pdf

2013 Mentor Certificate of Appreciation: Please be sure to invite all of your FRC mentors to your team’s TIMS record so they can receive their 2013 recognition certificate and pin in January during National Mentor Month. In order for team mentors to receive their recognition items, they must be registered as a mentor in TIMS by Friday, 12/14/12.

Ask an Expert Call: Join Steve Cremer, Regional Director and Senior Mentors, Renee Becker and Clinton Barnes, for the Ask an Expert call “What Makes a FRC Team a Success”. The call will take place on Wednesday, 10/24/12 at 7 pm ET. You can find details on all of this season’s Ask an Expert calls here: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/frc-senior-mentor-teleconference-recordings.

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