FIRST Indiana Robotics will have a town hall meeting on Tuesday, August 30th at 7 PM Eastern Time. Please register for the call:
FTC/FRC/FLL Competition Updates
Make sure to apply for the FIN Grants as soon as possible. Visit our website to learn about the grant opportunities.
Is your team looking for mentors?
Utilize the FIRST Mentor Network today!
Control Hub “Share the Spare” Plan
In the meantime, we are asking our existing teams to help rookie teams get started by sharing spare Control Hubs and/or Expansion Hubs with Android Phones. Many teams have spare equipment or Expansion Hubs that they have replaced with Control Hubs. If you can help “share the spare,” please reach out to:
We are proud of our community and the wonderful acts of Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition® that our teams display onand off the field. Thank you for everything you do to help grow the FIRST® community and help us deliver the Impact of our mission to as many students as possible.
FIRST Day at the Indiana Statehouse will be Wednesday, February FIRST, 2023 (2/1/2023). Save the date. We will soon have sign-up forms for teams to participate in the demonstrations.
We will also have letter-writing campaigns for the bill we are working on this year. We will have advocacy training on multiple occasions this fall as well.
(https://starbaseindy.org ) They would like to have some teams showcase their robots at this year’s convention — FRC, FTC, and even FLL.
It’s at the Indianapolis Marriott East, November 25-27, 2022. Would it be possible to spread the word to area teams? I can put people in touch with the Convention Committee.
Please email Starbase Indy with any questions. Community Outreach: Mark Gaddo firstname.lastname@example.org
We are always on the lookout for more volunteers for our events. If you’ve never volunteered before, please consider setting up an account on the FIRST website – www.firstinspires.org
Then using your dashboard, you can register to volunteer at our events.
Learn More – https://www.firstinspires.org/ways-to-help/volunteer
Here is a handy .pdf file explaining the system – https://www.firstinspires.org/sites/default/files/uploads/resource_library/volunteer/volunteer-registration-user-guide.pdf
The FIRST Scholarship Portal opens on September 1st. Please make sure to let all high school students know this.
Another fantastic service for FIRST students in Indiana is Tallo. Students starting at age 13 can set up a Tallo account and earn badges, create resumes, and build out an online portfolio that universities, internship sites, and employers can use for evaluation.
Have your kids sign up today! Make sure to go to the FIRST/Tallo site: www.tallo.com/first
FIRST Tech Challenge Kickoff – Saturday, September 10th