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FIRST® Australia is pleased to invite teams to apply to compete at the Asia Pacific FTC Invitational (API) from the 14th – 16th of July in Sydney, Australia. API is an annual event with teams competing from around the globe. The vision of this event is to encourage students to network internationally, make lifelong friendships, and learn from each other. This event will be held at Macquarie University in the Sydney suburb of North Ryde (20 minutes northwest of the city).
Team registration is $250* AUD per person (attendees may include team members, mentors, parents, siblings and other team supporters). This will include lunches (14th - 16th of July) and dinners (14th - 15th of July) for attendees. There are many hotels in the North Ryde area. Some suggested accommodations can be found on the FIRST Australia website under DDU & API Lodging Options.
Team Application and Registration Payment Deadline: 31 May 2017 Apply Now!
Updated information will be posted on the www.firstaustralia.org website as it becomes available. If you have questions, please contact Tom Johnson via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
* Registration via methods other than credit card will incur an Administration Fee of $10 AUD per person.
Also FYI, Macquarie University has offered scholarships to FTC graduates in the past. There are a number of US students from FTC who are studying engineering there.
The RoBowties team 6137 participated in the Asia Pacific Invitational (API) in 2015 for Cascade Effect and won Captain of the Finalist Alliance and PTC Design Award. Approximately 30 teams participated in that API, and about 10 were from the United States with the rest mostly from Oceania and Asia regions. If anyone is interested and has questions, email the RoBowties at email@example.com