Round 2 Event Preferencing
Thursday, October 5th at Noon Eastern, Round 2 of Event Preferencing opens. The home event option will NOT be available in round 2.
The system will close on Thursday, October 12th at Noon Eastern. There is no advantage to preferencing early.
It’s that time of year! Off-season competitions are here.
IndyRAGE (Raising Awareness for Girls in Engineering) is set for Saturday, October 21, 2023.
The event is at Perry Meridian High School, Indianapolis, IN
Drive teams must be all female. We will play the 2023 FRC Game “CHARGED UP” with some potential changes to the tournament structure depending on the number of teams and time constraints. We already have some great FIRST leaders signed up for key volunteer roles!
There will be an interactive activity with Girl Scouts and some discussion / learning sessions during the lunch break.
See link below for event details, volunteer information and team registration.
B3 – PFP
When: October 13th (Load In) 14th- Tournament
Where: Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds
How Much: $250
Sign Up – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZ58Bdio0Zc7kGT4mbH8ocSkBhqs8riMII9F_ev5FtQh9kTQ/viewform
Please contact PFP with questions. Sam Szanti
Saturday, October 21st – Purdue University
PFP Forums Sign Up – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScaCxc1-bzaVJhmQ6vTI6K6iFbmwqhExGk031CrCaDqkcjaJA/viewform
Do you have something to present at forums? Submit here – https://forums.firstindianarobotics.org/purdue-first-forums-2023
Please contact Sam Szanti – email@example.com or Aditya Banerjee firstname.lastname@example.org with your question.
New FRC teams as of 8/2/2023
Please help join me in welcoming the new teams to the FRC FINFAM!
Mount Vernon (Posey County) High School
Silver Creek High School (Sellersburg)
Fort Wayne Snider
Hatchet Robotics Sibling Team
South Bend Adams High School
West Noble High School
Evansville Bosse High School
If you are interested in helping mentor a new FRC team this season, contact me – email@example.com, and we can make introductions.
We have some more that we will be welcoming in the coming weeks. In the meantime, how can you help more communities provide this opportunity for their youth?
Can you reach out to nearby schools or community groups and encourage them to start teams? Introduce us to teachers, principals, community leaders and more to help grow FIRST in Indiana.
FRC Coaches Calls
Rookie teams and veterans alike. FIN will be hosting a series of calls this fall for teams on a variety of topics ranging from event preferencing, student and mentor recruiting, gracious professionalism and competition culture, FIRST Choice by AndyMark, and more.
Our calls will be led this year by members of our student board of directors, veteran mentors, and others.
Join us on these dates on Zoom at 7 PM Eastern Time on the following dates:
Tuesday, September 5th – Student and Mentor Recruiting
Tuesday, September 12th – Event Preferencing and Home Event
October 3rd Call — Moved to October 10th!
Tuesday, October 10th –https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUude-hrjgoHNKQzcE3yRgnRXbbOi7H6TQ5
Wednesday, November 1st – https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsdu2przspHNebSope_L2FjII0BU3vhpyf
Drive Base /Black Tote Opt Out
This closes Thursday, October 19th at Noon Eastern. Please make your decision before then.
Read the information about drive base opt-out and black tote opt-out here – https://www.firstinspires.org/node/18981
Questions regarding this should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In an effort to grow our volunteer base and provide the best possible experiences for everyone, FIN will be asking every FRC team to provide at least one volunteer at every FRC event during the CRESCENDO season.
Anyone associated with the team is eligible. It could be a parent, friend of team, grandparent, coach etc. The volunteer roles filled could be any of the available volunteer positions, from queuing, field reset, volunteer check-in, and more.
More information will be released on this via coach blast, social media, etc.
Hey, teams…are you looking for grants to support your program?
FIRST has a Grant Database – https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/team-grants
BAE Systems Grants – 70 Miles from Fort Wayne – Application closes September 22nd – https://www.baesystems.com/en-us/our-company/about-us/bae-systems-inc/community-investment/first-grants
Harbor Freight Tools for Schools – https://hftforschools.org/