MechWarriors Recruitment Day

Want to join an FRC Team in Memphis…..See the announcement below and RSVP HERE:

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Remembering Dr. Woodie Flowers, the Father of Educational Robotics : TECH & INNOVATION : Science Times

https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/24060/20191014/woodie-flowers-passed-away.htm

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Professor Emeritus Woodie Flowers, innovator in design and engineering education, dies at 75 | MIT News

http://news.mit.edu/2019/Professor-Emeritus-Woodie-Flowers-dies-75-1014

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A Message about Dr. Woodie Flowers | FIRST

https://www.firstinspires.org/community/inspire/dr-woodie-flowers

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Important News

Important! Second Event Preferences: Second Event Preferences will open today Thursday, October 10, 2019, at noon ET and will close Thursday, October 17, 2019, at noon ET. Still have questions on event preferences? Reference the user guide, check the FAQ, or send us an email to firstroboticscompetition@firstinspires.org.

Dont forget Memphis/Collierville will be hosting its FIRST FRC Competition in the area:

Kit & Kickoff selections: Kit and Kickoff registration opens today Thursday, October 10, 2019, at noon ET. To select a Kickoff, under the Team Events section the lead coach/mentor 1 or 2 will select “Event Options,” then “Kit & Kickoff.” Please note the following before making your selections: 

  1. Picking up your Kickoff Kit at a Local Kickoff will save your team shipping costs;
  2. If your team chooses not to attend any Local Kickoff, the Kickoff Kit will be shipped to your designated contact, and your team will be responsible for the shipping costs. Teams that choose to have their Kickoff Kit shipped can expect to receive it sometime during the week after Kickoff.  International teams should be aware that delivery date will depend on customs clearance;
  3. Your team may attend more than one Kickoff. For example, you can send members to the Kickoff in Manchester, NH, while others can attend a Local Kickoff in your area. However, you must indicate only one Kickoff for Kickoff Kit pickup;
  4. Please note that to receive your Kickoff Kit, either at your Kickoff location or by having it shipped to you, you must have paid your registration fee and any associated shipping fees. 

All teams must complete their Kickoff selections for the 2020 season prior to Monday, November 18, 2019, at noon ET.  Questions about Kickoff? Please contact frckickoff@firstinspires.org for assistance. 

Note to West TN Teams – FedEx will once again be hosing a Memphis Kickoff. See Below:

NEXT WEEK! Join FIRST on a virtual tour of an Amazon fulfillment center (Oct. 17, 7 p.m. ET) Don’t miss this behind-the-scenes look at innovation and robotics in action, including awesome GIVEAWAYS via Twitch chat! Get a sneak peek before you tune in: “5 Things You Didn’t Know about an Amazon Warehouse“. Let us know you’re joining (and get a reminder) by RSVPing to our Twitch or Facebook event. As always, we are here to help. Please contact our Customer Support Team with any questions.   Sincerely,

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