IBM’s TJ Bot Summer Workshops

You are invited to attend IBM’s TJ Bot Summer Workshops this summer!

(click to download pdf of poster)

The 2 workshops are going to be centered around IBM’s TJ Bot, a Raspberry Pi powered robot. Students will work with IBM Watson and other services.

We also plan on hosting a couple free 3 hour labs.

Students that register for the FULL package will get to take a fully functional TJ Bot home with them so that they can continue their education at home!

I have attached a flyer. Please feel free to distribute it to anyone you see necessary!

Thank you,

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Team Registration for 2017-18 Season Opened

Did you know that team registration is now opened for the 2017-18 robotics season?

It opened on Thursday, May 11 at 12:00 P.M. ET.

To help you get started, FIRST was streamlined the registration website, and now offer:

  • A simplified dashboard with reminders to keep you on track
  • Improvements to our Coach screening process. Two Youth Protection Plan (YPP) screened Coaches are still required to manage the team roster and begin meeting with youth, but now Coaches and administrators can create teams, pay, and order products while they are completing the screening process.

To register your team log into your account at:

Please email us or call (800) 871-8326, extension 0 with any questions. See you soon for an exciting 2017-2018 season!

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2016 FIRST Annual Impact Report

Want to know the impact of FIRST? The FY2016 FIRST Annual Impact Report is now published and available in an interactive “flipping book” format, offering links to additional information and resources. Check it out and pass the link (

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Computer Science will host Creative Game Design Camp

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Memphis will host its third annual Creative Game

Design Camp for high school students from July 10-14. This camp introduces students to programming and game design concepts through the RenPy visual novel engine for Python. Students will work in teams to create their own games and present the finished product at the end of the camp. Tuition for the week-long camp is $250; a limited number of need- and merit-based scholarships are available. More information and registration can be found here.

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March For Science Memphis

Demo at Memphis March For Science

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