2021 FIRST Scholarship Program

The 2021 FIRST Scholarship Program has officially launched! High-school-level FIRST participants are eligible to apply for over $80M in scholarship opportunities for post-secondary education. Learn more here and #applyapplyapply today.

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New FIRST® @ Home Curriculum

Whether in the classroom or at home learning, continue to engage students in STEM learning, skill development, and FUN with a 12 session learning series for teachers, parents, and coaches created by FIRST Education. These free and flexible PreK-12 STEM activities are available for download now.  

There is a different curriculum targeting PreK-1, 2-4, 4-8 and 7-12 grades.

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Covid-19 and FIRST

Wondering what your season might look like if your team is being affected by Covid-19? FIRST has THIS WEBPAGE to help your navigate teams and events in the age of Covid. This includes info on the Remote Event Hub.

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2021 FIRST® Scholarship Program

Only one week until the 2021 FIRST Scholarship Program launches! Head over to www.firstinspires.org/scholarships to learn everything you need to know about how the program works, check out the over 200 Scholarship providers who made available scholarships last year and get students ready to #applyapplyapply on September 1.

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Did you see

Just wanted to point out that our very own FIRST Senior Mentor (Randall Phillips) was featured at the top of this weeks Volunteer Newsletter:

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FIRST Robotics Virtual Reality Experience

Check out the FIRST Robotics Virtual Reality Experience webpage…but here is the video that shows all sections of FIRST in a 360 environment::

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Download RePLAY posters, wallpapers, and more

Rally your team for the FIRST® GAME CHANGERSSM, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change, season with posters, wallpapers, and more free, downloadable content!

Here’s a preview of what’s available:

  • Season logo files to create your own shirts and other swag
  • Social media graphics to share your excitement for the season
  • Recruitment posters to help you grow your team
  • Trading card template that your team can design and share with other FIRST teams
  • Approved Star Wars images kindly put together for teams to use on promotional merchandise and materials that are not for sale
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West TN STEM Hub to host NASA Virtual Event

Click on image above to register.

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FIRST® LEGO® League season challenges kick off in 2 weeks

This robotics season, we’re stepping into the world of sports, play, and fitness – moving, collaborating, competing, and celebrating. In RePLAYSM and PLAYMAKERSSM, FIRST® LEGO® League students will explore the activities we can do in different spaces for play and how we can ensure that our games and activities are fun and accessible for everyone involved. For all FIRST LEGO League divisions, challenge materials will be released Tuesday, August 4, at 12:00 p.m. ET. Are you ready to play? Register your team by logging in to your dashboard.

Join the season kickoff celebration on FIRSTtv Tuesday, August 4, at 1:00 pm ET. Hosts Deejay Knight and Steve Mackenzie, along with special guests, will give you a closer look at this season’s challenges, answer your questions, and show how teams will redefine the game as part of the FIRST® GAME CHANGERSSM powered by Star Wars: Force for Change season. Sign up here to receive a tune-in reminder.

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TN Valley Robotics – Video Competition

TN Valley Robotics is sponsoring a video competition for robotics teams & individuals to promote robotics in the TN Valley region. We will have three categories ( elementary, middle/high school, and teacher/coach). We will choose 12 videos that best represent why our Valley youth are engaged in robotics. Each of those 12 winners will receive $100 for their robotics team.

For details please read THIS DOCUMENT.

Since these videos may be used in schools, companies, on TN Valley Robotics web site and other locations to increase the interest in robotics for other students, a RELEASE is required for all individuals appearing in the video.

If you have questions please contact Charley Spencer at cwspencer@tnvrobotics.org

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