Dean Kamen on Innovation Nation

From Episode 102 of Innovation Nation first aired 5/12/2018

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Reminders from FIRST HQ

  • FIRST® Headquarters closing in recognition of the Labor Day US Holiday
  • Rookie Funding Available to eligible FIRST® Robotics Competition Teams: View more details and apply now! The grant application deadline is Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 11:59 P.M. ET. Teams will be notified about whether or not they are awarded the grant on Friday, November 9. Questions can be directed to
  • Check out the new FRC Events Page. You can see the blog post about this page and 2019 event data pages HERE
  • Make sure your team is “event ready” by updating your team profile on the Dashboard. Your team will need to have two current Lead Coach/Mentors in place, who have completed the Youth Protection Policy Screening (U.S. and Canada teams), in order to select your preferences during the First Preference round. Initial Event Registration – First Preference: Thursday, September 20, 2018 – 12:00pm to Thursday, September 27, 2018 – 12:00pm
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TVA Grant – Time Running Out!

Time is running out if you wish to apply for the TVA Grant (click here for details). FIRST HQ just informed us “there is a very small amount of TVA funds available after the submissions received thus far. We may be closing grant submissions earlier than anticipated.”

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Dean Kamen Trivia

Did you know that FRC Founder Dean Kamen owns his own country (well sort of)…..Read about the Kingdom of North Dumpling.

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FIRST isn’t something you do, it’s something you are

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