If you, or someone you know, is a girl or woman that is interested in STEM fields for college, take a look at this contest in conjunction with the upcoming movie "Hidden Figures". The movie tells the true story of black women who were "computors" for the launch of John Glenn, the first American astronaut to orbit the earth.
This contest for $10,000 or $50,000 scholarships requires an essay submission by December 10:
Essay criteria and further details regarding semi-finalists for the next level of selection are here:
Entrants will be considered in two pools: (1) age 13 to under 20 years old, and (2) 20 years and older. Tell your sisters, mother, and friends!
Two more teams (201601562 Game of Drones, 201602180 Hakuna Automata) have been added to the San Diego FTC League so there is one more revision to the League assignments and meet schedules. These last changes mainly affect 11840 MTM (Tbd) and the new teams.
Take a look at the new League assignments. Your location and/or date for Meet 1 and the League Championships may have changed. In addition, a small number of teams have had changes for their Meet 2 and/or Meet 3:
And if you haven't seen the new Velocity Vortex high score of 220 or the nationwide team rankings - go to the links on the Resources page!
Congratulations to Jackson, Jayda, Sharik, and RIchard from Dragons #5229 for being featured in FIRST's "How Will You Make A Difference?" video:
Did we miss any other local FTC team members?
Take a look at some high scoring Autonomous programs and Alliance play - http://www.sdftc.org/resources.html
Let us know if you see good videos to share with San Diego teams!
Latest info will be kept updated on this new League Meet page. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
A number of San Diego FTC and FLL teams have worked with a local 501(c)(3) organization to obtain charitable donations. Robotics Inspiring Science & Engineering (RISE) was set-up in 2008 by FTC team #32 Einstein's Daughters to partner with groups which needed access to an organization with 501(c)(3) status. Your donors give to RISE, and your team submits receipts for reimbursement until those funds are depleted. There is no charge for working through RISE to receive charitable donations your team has obtained.
RISE does not have a website at this time, but we have listed contact information on our Resources page and will update that page if there are any changes.
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Even if your robot won't be ready to scrimmage, bring it along to work on it or program it on the Velocity Vortex field. Lots of experienced students and mentors will be happy to share advice, tools, and strategy!
Dear San Diego FTC Teams,
The San Diego FTC region and 4216 Rise of Hephaestus has secured space at the STEAMMaker Festival for an informal scrimmage on December 3rd, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Del Mar Fair Grounds as part of the STEAMMaker Festival 2016, the weekend before the first league meet. The San Diego region has secured 6 tickets to the event for each team that participates. We will be setting up in a tent structure that is part of the fairgrounds.
All teams that want to participate should join in as many scrimmages as time allows. The interest level will determine the scheduling. We will have one field set up but teams are asked to bring any items they might want to use for pits. We could use some help in bringing a few tables and chairs to the event.
If your team would like to participate, we would appreciate an email by November 8th. Please email Grace Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org and include:
1. Team name and number;
2. Contact name, phone number and email address;
3. Any other information you feel we should know including time constraints, preferred times for scrimmages 10-12:30, 12:15-2:45, or 2:30-5:00, etc.
Again, in order to coordinate the event, all replies must be sent in no later than November 8th!
Teams with more than 6 participating members/parents/mentors are requested to donate to the STEAMMaker organization for half the cost of cost of the normal tickets ($4 instead of $8) to help cover just part of the cost of the space we will be using, but teams with financial restrictions should contact Grace Wilson for additional tickets at no cost. No teams will be turned away due to financial constraints! Please just let us know!
Once we know the level of participation, we will contact each team to coordinate their time slot as well as tickets.
In the meantime, should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Grace Wilson and you can find more information about the San Diego STEAM Maker Festival at www.sansmf.org. Grace's contact information:
FTC 4216 - Rise of Hephaestus
John Brooks - San Diego FTC Affiliate Partner
Matt Nilsen - Lead Mentor FTC 4216 Rise of Hephaestus