FIRST® Tech Challenge Internship Opportunity
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The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) has grants available for teaching robotics. The Robotics program provides $500-1000 to science and math teachers involved in teaching students from 5th through 12th grade. This is for the purchase of materials for the robotics program. The awards are competitive and require approval of the school principal. The deadline has been extended until March 1 per Pete Schmitz.
Account Manager, Navy/Marines
AFCEA San Diego Robotics Scholarship Chairman
Advancing teams from each League (36 total from 4 Leagues), League rankings, and Match scores are now posted:
The list of award winners is now posted!
The San Diego Regional Championship will be held at Francis Parker School on Sat February 25. More details are coming.
Looking for more robotics fun? The 2017 MOONBOTS Challenge has just opened; it's the Google Lunar XPRIZE Challenge for kids! Five privately-funded teams from around the world are still in the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition to launch a robot to the moon and achieve a set of objectives by the end of 2017.
In the MOONBOTS Challenge, kids from 8-17 years old are invited to design, build, and program a parallel challenge. Phase 1 starts now with a video submission to answer, "What would you leave behind on the Moon?" On March 31, twelve finalist teams will be chosen from around the world for Phase 2 - these finalists will receive a robot kit and other materials to complete their robot and challenge design. In July, the 12 teams will have live online sessions with the MOONBOTS judges, and one team will win the Grand Prize of a trip to meet the winning Google Lunar XPRIZE team!
Past and current team members in the San Diego FTC League have been finalists and prize winners in MOONBOTS:
2012 MOONBOTS 2nd runner-up: Apollo 19
2010 MOONBOTS 2nd place: Shadowed Craters
Dear San Diego FTC Coaches and Senior Students:
Applications are now open for the 2017 San Diego FTC Achievement Scholarship. There will be two $2,000 scholarships awarded: one to a senior boy and one to a senior girl. If finances permit, runner-up scholarships may be awarded as well.
Deadline: February 17, 2017 at 11:59 pm
Winners Announced: February 25, 2017 (at the San Diego Regional Championship)
Team coaches have received the application forms by email. To apply, just return the application, the coach recommendation form, and the (optional but strongly recommended) counselor recommendation form so that they are received by February 17, 2017.
Questions? Just ask.
FTC Affiliate Partner, San Diego
From John & Marion Brooks
FIRST Tech Challenge Affiliate Partners, San Diego
Dean’s List Candidates – Plan ahead. Dean’s List submissions need to be complete by January 15, 2017. Interviews for Dean’s List will take place at the League Tournaments on Feb 4 & 5.
Dean’s List Interviewers – We still need volunteers to be interviewers for Dean’s List. We still need the following volunteers: 3 for Gauss, 2 for Descartes, 3 for Euclid and 0 for Turing (YAY! Turing). No experience is required!