FIRST Championship Housing: Alert!
FIRST® Championship attendees have received emails or phone calls from housing or travel companies regarding booking hotel reservation for 2023 FIRST Championship. The e-mails are from non-approved housing agencies. They may look legitimate, but please beware. Each year, thousands of event attendees book rooms through unofficial entities only to find they do not have rooms when they arrive. Even if another housing agency is legitimate, their fine print often has terms that are not favorable. We are proud to partner with ConferenceDirect as the only approved Official Housing Provider for the 2023 FIRST® Championship event. FIRST® and ConferenceDirect work to ensure that we have a variety of price points, quality products, and amenities all situated in a prime location to ensure that we meet the needs and desires of 2023 FIRST Championship attendees and exhibitors. Only ConferenceDirect, the Event’s contracted Official Housing Company is authorized to use any likeness of the Event, claim partnership with and allowed to book within the Event Official Hotel Block. Reservations made through any company other than ConferenceDirect, are at your own risk. If you are contacted by anyone other than ConferenceDirect, please notify the firstname.lastname@example.org immediately. Do not provide any personal or financial information to another housing vendor claiming to have rooms for the Event. Only FIRST and ConferenceDirect will contact your team regarding housing for the 2023 FIRST Championship. You can monitor updates and information on our main FIRST Championship site here; as we plan on releasing more details early 2023.
Take advantage of Solidworks Training!
- SOLIDWORKS Basics & the User Interface
- Introduction to Sketching
- Basic Part Modeling
- Revolved Features
- Using Drawings
- Bottom-Up Assembly Modeling
- Using Assemblies
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Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship ProgramThe Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program is now open and this life-changing opportunity will last a lifetime! The Program awards 400 high school seniors who are planning to pursue an undergraduate degree in engineering or computer science with a $40,000 scholarship for college, plus a guaranteed paid internship at Amazon. Applications are open until January 20, 2023.
Learn how to apply.
FIRST Scholarship Portal Open – Find your seniors money for school!
Please share with your students. www.firstinspires.org/scholarships
Governor’s STEM Team: Indiana high school students are invited to apply for the 2023 Governor’s STEM Team. This program honors four outstanding high school students for their exceptional efforts and accomplishments in one or more of the STEM disciplines. Winning students each receive a $1,000 deposit into an Indiana CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings plan and letterman jackets identifying them as members of the Governor’s STEM Team. Applications may be submitted via this JotForm through Friday, February 3.
Student Board of Directors: Accepting Applications!
The FIRST Indiana Robotics Student Board of Directors is made up of student representatives from all across the state who create, support, and participate in a variety of community initiatives. The board is established to allow students to have a voice in the initiatives and decisions that would directly impact the state’s youth. These students also take part in additional leadership training and networking opportunities that will strengthen their resumes.
A FIRST Indiana Robotics Student Board candidate must be a student who embraces the FIRST Core Values, is hardworking, and wants to make a difference in their community. Candidates must be rising 10th, 11th, or 12th-grade students and actively participating in one or multiple FIRST programs.
Student Board Expectations
The Student Board expects members to:
- Embody the FIRST Core Values
- Support their fellow council members and their initiatives
- Attend monthly meetings
- Lead at least one initiative
- Attend two FIN outreach events per year
- Attend one FIN fundraising event per year
More InformationQuestions? Contact Chris Osborne – email@example.com or reach out to the council itself at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are your students on Tallo?
This is a FREE to use platform for students to create a resume that includes opportunities to earn badges (FIRST participation), search for scholarships, connect with internship opportunities and universities.
Have your students start their profile today at www.tallo.com/first – this platform is open to any Indiana student for free thanks to a grant from Ivy Tech.
Students can sign up as young as 13. This is NOT a social media platform. There is no cross communication between students. However, they can connect with universities, trade schools, employers, etc.
We have a blog! – Share with your students, parents, and community!We post these emails as blog posts, as well as other important FIN communications.
You can easily share our updates with your students, parents, administrators, other mentors without them having to subscribe to our emails.
Agile Work Profiler
New Training Opportunities at FIN EventsFIN is excited to announce that we will be providing training events at our upcoming FTC League Tournaments, FTC State, and FRC events for administrators, counselors, and teachers.
The sessions will focus on the new Agile Work Profiler that is being used by the state of Indiana and will be rolling out to schools. We will also provide a quick glimpse at Tallo also available to all Indiana students.
This training will also include how FIRST aligns with Indiana graduation pathways, standards, and how school personnel can become champions of FIRST programs in their schools.
Invite your administrators, counselors, teachers, etc. to sign up for one of these sessions here:
PGP Certificates will be distributed at these sessions.