FRC Update: Payments for additional Regional Events & Championship Deadline,2013 FIRST Scholarship Opportunity Updates, FIRST Virtual Technical Advisor and Much More!

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Payments for Additional Regional Events & Championship Deadline: Payments for additional regional events and Championship are due Friday, 1/25/13 – please confirm withFIRST Finance you have the funding for the events for which you are registered,  if they are not paid at this time. If you do not have the funding, please email ar@usfirst.org as to your status. We do have a waitlist of teams wanting to go to specific events, so if you do not have the funding to attend please let us know so we can give another team the opportunity.

2013 FIRST Scholarship Opportunity Updates:  Find out about recently confirmed scholarships, the new Bart Kamen FIRST Memorial Scholarship Fund, and all FIRSTScholarships with deadlines in February.  See all at: http://www.usfirst.org/sites/default/files/uploadedFiles/About_Us/Scholarships/2013_Assets/FIRST_Scholarship_News_1-17-13.pdf.

Team Updates: Team Updates will be available every Tuesday and Friday through Thursday, 2/14/13, then every Tuesday through Championship. Team Updates can be found here: http://frc-manual.usfirst.org/Updates/0.

FRC Blog: Please visit the FRC Blog: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/blog-team-update-1-15-2013 for important information on a recent Team Update.

FIRST® Virtual Technical Advisor: Are you looking for help with your robot? Do you have technical experience and want to help a team? We have the solution! FIRST Virtual Technical Advisor (VTA) is here to help! Sign up to find/give support from anywhere in the world!https://my.usfirst.org/FIRSTPortal/Login/Virtual_login.aspx.

Consent and Release Forms: If you haven’t done so already, please consider which 2013FIRST Consent and Release form your team members will be submitting this season.  Remember, if you choose to submit the electronic Consent and Release form you will only need to do so once to attend the 2013 FRC competition events. Students and their parents access the electronic form in STIMS; adult mentors in TIMS).

If anyone on your team opts to submit a hard-copy Consent and Release form instead, please download at: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/first-student-team-information-members-system-and-consent-form and follow instructions for submission located in the “Process Overview Document”.

If team members submitted hard-copy Consent and Release forms for Kickoff, please note that they will need to supply another hard-copy Consent and Release form for your team’s competition event. Electronic Consent and Release forms do not need to be resubmitted.

Michigan (FiM) and MAR (Mid-Atlantic Robotics) teams will find instructions specific to their Consent and Release form submissions in the “process overview document” as well.

Print your Team Roster! No matter which method you choose (electronic or hard-copy), you MUST print off your Team Roster from TIMS and bring it with you to your initial competition event. To print the Team Roster:

1)  On the Team Summary page in TIMS, scroll down to the “Student/Roster” field.

2)  Click “View” next to Team Roster.

3) Click Printable Roster.

4) If you have any students/mentors who are providing hard-copy forms, please write in their names on the printed roster and attach their Consent and Release forms.

For more information about the 2013 Consent and Release form, including FAQs and a helpful process overview, please visit: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/first-student-team-information-members-system-and-consent-form.

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