The Clueless #11212 would like to invite you to an exciting outreach and connect event! A speaker from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at CalTech will be presenting about his research. This will be followed by a discussion of the new season’s challenge. Teams will be able to receive mentorship from demoing veteran teams.
Location: The Cambridge School (12855 Black Mountain Road)
Schedule: 5:30-6:30 - JPL Presentation; 6:30-7:30 - FTC Demos and Collaboration; 7:30-8:00 - Snack and discussion
Please RSVP here by November 3rd.
The 2020 SEAP and NREIP Summer Internship application period remains open until 1 November, 2019 at 6:00pmEST
If you're the parent or friend of a high school or college student interested in a science or engineering career, please share the word!
NIWC Pacific works with two summer internship programs designed for exceptional high school students and collegiate students who have an interest in a future career in the science, technology, mathematics and engineering (STEM) fields.
These internship programs provide an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.
The goals of these programs are to encourage participating students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further their education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN.
The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) is for high school candidates:
Lab specific eligibility criteria can be found here: https://seap.asee.org/participating_labs
Additional NIWC PAC specific information:
1) High School students MUST be 16 years of age by 31 December, 2019.
2) SEAP Program dates are 15 Jun – 7 Aug, 2020.
Online application link: https://seap.asee.org/apply
The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) is for collegiate candidates:
Lab specific eligibility criteria can be found here: https://nreip.asee.org/labs
Additional NIWC PAC lab specific information:
1) NREIP Program dates are 1 Jun – 7 Aug or 15 Jun – 21 Aug, 2020.
Online application link: https://nreip.asee.org/apply
Congratulations to the following teams at the #CaliforniaStateGames
(1st) Winning Alliance (Gold Medal)
- Captain: 4216 Rise of Hephaestus
- 1st Pick: 8081 Team Knights of the Lab Table
(2nd) Finalist Alliance (Silver Medal)
- Captain: 14295 Team Operation T.A.C.
- 1st Pick: 10298 Team Brain Stormz
(3rd) 3rd Place Alliance (Bronze Medal)
- Captain: 11128 Team Inspiration
- 1st pick: 10092 Team Green.Griffins
- 1st 10298 Brain Stormz
- 2nd 4216 Rise of Hephaestus
- 3rd 12525 Wolf Corp
- 1st 7553 Team Loki
- 2nd 4216 Rise of Hephaestus
- 3rd 10298 Brain Stormz
- 1st 4216 Rise of Hephaestus
- 2nd 10298 Brain Stormz
- 3rd 8606 RSF Intergalactic Dragons
“The League of Amazing Programmers is a non-profit school which in the past 13 years has been offering after-school/weekend classes in Programming (Java, Python, Unity and Wed Design) and Electrical Engineering to students in 5th to 12th grade. This summer, the league is introducing one week skill-shops for students interested in learning how to program FTC robots. The first of a three course sequence will be offered the week of July 22nd at the League’s Carmel Valley campus. This course will cover the basics of hardware setup using the REV Expansion Hub, GitHub revision control, Android Studios setup, configuration and Navigation and FTC DevKit. The students will program FTC legal reference robots to move, follow a simple path and to manipulate its arm and claw. Prior basic Java programming knowledge is a prerequisite. The cost of the course is $360, and the classes are held July 22nd-26th 3-5pm. For more information, please visit the League’s Portal or contact
Keith Groves (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
Babak Aryan (email@example.com)”
(The deadline to apply to this has been extended to May 22nd)
Greetings FIRST Teams!
We hope you all enjoyed the FIRST Launch season as much as we did!
Applications are now open for the Lunar Legacy Robotics Invitational, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. This is your chance to test your robot where NASA tested theirs!
When: July 19 and 20, 2019
Exactly 50 years to the day from the 1st Moon Landing
Where: Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
For: FIRST Lego League “Into Orbit” teams
FIRST Tech Challenge “Rover Ruckus” teams
Cost: $250 per team
Deadline: May 15, 2019
Questions: Contact Patti Strones, FIRST VISTA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In addition to the robotics competition, teams will have the opportunity to participate in professional development sessions and tour historic sites in Flagstaff that supported the Apollo program including Lowell Observatory (where Pluto was discovered) and the “cinders” where NASA tested their Lunar Rover and trained the Apollo Astronauts.
The Lunar Legacy Invitational is part of a year-long celebration of Flagstaff’s role in the Apollo missions. You can learn more about the Lunar Legacy events here: https://www.flagstaffarizona.org/go/lunarlegacy/
We hope to see you this summer in Flagstaff!
Christine Sapio & Dave Thompson
Arizona FIRST Tech Challenge Partners