FIN COVID POLICY UPDATE
Spectators will be allowed at FIN events beginning 2/25/2022. Other COVID policies are still in place, including mask requirements.
2022 Student Impact Survey
Coaches, please pass on this link to your students. This survey is an important tool for us to use when approaching legislators, potential sponsors, and potential groups to start teams.
Help our Student Board!
The Student Board of Directors is looking for student volunteers to help create a female empowerment collaboration of videos. This will be a brief opportunity to share your story on how FIRST has impacted you, helping to bring more awareness to the gender gap in STEM fields. FIRST Indiana Robotics Student Board is asking that female students make brief (no more than 45 seconds) length videos that showcase their future career goals, college plans, involvement in STEM, etc.
They can upload their videos via this google form.
We will be celebrating our seniors again this Spring with a video honoring them. What do we need from you? Your seniors!!!
Please send a spreadsheet with the following information (if you have it)
First Name, Last Initial
Plans for Next Year – College name and major if known, military, straight to the workforce, etc.
Please then share a folder (google folder preferred, but will accept attachments as long as there aren’t a ton) with pictures of your senior. Name the files team number, first name, last initial, please. (9999susier.jpg)
Please have these submitted to Chris Osborne – email@example.com by April 1st, 2022.
FRC Scrimmage Opportunity
Below you will find the information and sign-up link for the 2022 pre-season scrimmage Red Alert will be hosting.
Leisurely Response– The 2022 Red Alert Robotics Pre Season Scrimmage
February 19th, 10 AM-4 PM
Center Grove Innovation Center
2797 Trojan Lane, Greenwood, Indiana, 46143
Schedule (subject to change)
10 am-11 am — open time on the field to check out the field and test out mechanisms.
11 am-12 pm — open practice time for robots
12 pm-12:30 pm — lunch break (teams are on their own for lunch)
12:30 pm-1:30 pm — match-style practice
1:30 pm-2:30 pm — open field time for practice
2:30 pm-3:30 pm — match-style practice
3:30 pm-4 pm — open time on the field for testing
Chairman’s Presentation Practice Opportunity!
Red Alert’s Operations team is also hosting a Chairman’s Presentation practice in the collaboration space of the Innovation Center from 11 am-12 pm for any team interested in coming. Teams can come get practice for their presentations, get advice, or have any questions answered. If you’re interested in participating in this separate activity, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information please visit our website: www.redalert1741.org/scrimmage
IN-MaC Micro-Grant Program: Connecting Education, Industry, and Community Initiatives focused on industry exposure and experiences
IN-MaC has launched the 2021-22 Micro-Grant Program, awarding dollars to foster the growth of youth and adult manufacturing initiatives around the state of Indiana.
This program aims to provide grant funding to education (K-16), industry, and community-based organizations that implement creative ways to enhance youth and adult experiences in industry.
Ranging from $1,000 – $2,000, the Micro-Grants are designed to support innovation and encourage organizations to dedicate funds towards development and program implementation that impact industry awareness.
IN-MaC has a targeted interest in:
• Projects focused on exposing youth (K-12) to manufacturing through:
- Virtual Experience or Exposure to Industry Careers
- STEM Equipment/Curriculum
- Industry Awareness
- Hands-On Experiences
- STEM Related Experiences
• Campaigns focused on efforts to increase exposure and awareness to industry
• Innovative projects that demonstrate creativity and that can serve as a model for other organizations and communities across Indiana
We currently do not fund:
• General or ongoing organizational support (salaries)
• Campaigns for political candidates
Who can apply?
Micro-Grant funds are open to:
• Education (K-16)
• Community partners
IN-MaC is accepting request for proposal (RFP): https://bit.ly/3yVnCuN
Micro-Grant funds will be distributed to organizations once applications are accepted and approved.
Grants must be applied for in advance of the opportunity. Retroactive requests will not be accepted. The Grant cycle will run from October 1, 2021– June 1, 2022.
These grants are filled until the money is gone. Get in as soon as possible!
Opportunities with FIRST Indiana Robotics
FIRST Indiana Robotics is looking for your input, advice, guidance, etc.!
- Program Support – help provide resources for teams, mentors, students, etc. across all programs. Brad Thompsonemail@example.com
- Development – help work with others at FIN to fundraise, recruit new sponsors, etc. Renee Becker-Blau – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Finance – do you like accounting, numbers, fiscal policies, etc? We have a role for you! Nathan Petrie – npetrie@Indianafirst.org
- PR & Marketing – press releases, social media, advertising, etc. We need your help to make FIN LOUD! Hugh Meyer – email@example.com
Board of Directors
Have you ever thought about sitting on a non-profit board of directors or do you have a parent, mentor, etc. on your team that you think would be a great member of our board of directors? Please reach out to Renee Becker-Blau – firstname.lastname@example.org
Cross Program Updates
FTC League Tournaments continue! Watch some fantastic Freight Frenzy action on our Twitch Channel.
February 19th – NorWestin League Tournament – Griffith, IN