ServoCity® / Actobotics® Scholarship ProgramServoCity is a proud supporter of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and encouraging young minds. By offering scholarships, we want to assist young engineers and innovators in reaching their educational and career goals.
As part of our ServoCity/Actobotics Scholarship Program we offer two annual scholarships ($500 each) to high school seniors involved in either FIRST® Organization or the Radio Control hobby! If you are an eligible student, be sure to submit your application by the April 16, 2017 deadline.
Teams who would like to participate in an FTC invitational event in Reno, NV, check out their announcement. Out of state teams just have to pay $50 to enter, see link to register:
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The annual Society of Women Engineers Exploring Technology (SWEET) event is usualy only for middle school girls, but this year they are open for high school girls as well. The event is on the UCSD campus on April 22. Tickets are limited so get yours soon!
3848 Shockwave won a lottery spot for Worlds - congratulations!
So now San Diego FTC has 4 teams heading to Houston for Worlds:
For anyone interested in going to see the World Championship, FIRST is seeking adult and student volunteers:
Student Ambassador Opportunities
Are you a FIRST® participant attending the FIRST® Championship? Consider becoming a Student Ambassador! This is a great opportunity to spend quality time with Sponsors and other special guests of FIRST.
As part of the FIRST Championship, we ask FIRST participants to assist us in providing fun and exciting tours to our generous Sponsors and other special guests. We know our students are our best tour guides, and our guests would love to meet you! Volunteer to be a Student Ambassador at the FIRST Championship this year and show our guests what FIRST is all about. This role will be one to two hours during the entire event.
To volunteer as a Student Ambassador:
Volunteers Needed for FIRST® Tech Challenge World Championship
If you’re interested in volunteering for the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship, sign up today! Just log into the Volunteer Information and Matching System (VIMS), fill out the required information, and request your preferred roles. We need judges, queuers, and load in and load out crew members. We have a role for everyone!
We are now compiling news items - whether newspaper, radio, TV, or podcast - about the San Diego FTC teams. If you have any items to submit to us, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
So far we have over 25 news items since 2007, but there may be a lot more. Don't be shy - let the world know about your team!
Congratulations to 4216 Rise of Hephaestus for being Captain of the Winning Alliance and finalist for the Promote Award! Congratulations also to 10092 Green.Griffins for winning the PTC Design Award! And finally Congratulations to 8471 The Ducks for being 1st runner-up for the Connect Award!
All three San Diego teams will be advancing to the FIRST World Championship in Houston, TX in April!
Official results will be posted at:
The Society for Women Engineers offers scholarships for women going into engineering.
The local San Diego chapter has scholarship deadlines this week March 15 for incoming first years.
The national organization has a May 1 deadline.
Our very own 4216 Rise of Hephaestus was undefeated in all 9 qualification matches of the Cascade Division! So they are #1 Seed Captain. In Olympic Division, 8471 The Ducks, 10092 Green.Griffins, and 9441 Syndicate also did well.
Rise of Hephaestus chose 724 RedNek Robotics Wun (Sun River, MT) then 4855 Batteries in Black (Portland, OR) as their alliance partners.