Make sure to check out the awesome FIRST Pride logos unveiled this month! Show your pride or allyship with these great designs available from the FIRST website.
FIRST Mentor Network
Hey, FIN teams, make sure you check out the FIRST Mentor Network to help grow FIRST programs. Teams and individuals can create profiles to be matched up with the people they need or the people they can help. It’s a great way to meet new people, learn from others, and demonstrate your FIRST core values!
FIRST LEGO League
We just love the attention FIRST LEGO League Challenge team, the Robotillers from Bedford, Indiana, are getting. Check out their creative and clever project for the 2021 FIRST Global Innovation Awards powered by Star Wars: Force for Change, as featured in this local story. Times-Mail ArticleWBIW Article
And don’t forget to join us on June 30 at 2:30 ET on FIRSTtv to celebrate the Robotillers at the Global Innovation Awards Ceremony, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change.
Join us as we cheer on FLL Challenge Team 21499 (Part 25994), from Westfield, IN, as they take on the Virtual Open Invitational Presented by Amazon. The team, coached by Matt Burke and Lauranne Hauck, joins 80 other top-performing teams from 25 countries and 35 states, as they virtually compete and interact in fun activities, now through June 19! Good luck, team!
FIRST Tech Challenge
Virtual FTC Celebration
Help us cheer on our amazing FIN FTC teams at the virtual celebration broadcast on Thursday, June 24, at 7:00pm ET on FIRSTtv on Twitch. Tune in to hear the 2021 Dean’s List Winners, 2021 Volunteers of the Year, Inspire Award Winners, and so much more!
Rookie FTC Grants Available
Rookie Grants are now available for new FTC teams that have not yet registered for the 21-22 season. This needs-based grant awards teams $275 which can be used toward National registration and $225 which can be used toward product purchase in the FIRST Tech Challenge storefront. See more information here!
FIRST Robotics Competition
FINite Recharge Off-Season
FIN is excited to announce the FINite Recharge off-season competition that will take place on July 16-17 at Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis. Check out our blog for more information to get your team signed up for this awesome and long-awaited event. We hope to see you there!
Teams, check out the Plex Smart Manufacturing Grant! If your team is associated with a 501(c)(3) non-profit and has a parent, mentor, or coach who works in the manufacturing industry, you are eligible to apply. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!
It’s almost time to cheer for some fantastic Indiana FRC teams at the 2021 FIRST Robotics Competition Awards Show on June 26! During this broadcast, FIRST will reveal the 2021 Dean’s List Award Winners, 2021 Volunteers of the Year, 2021 Woodie Flowers Award, the Game Design Challenge Winners, and the Championship level Chairman’s Award Winners and Finalists. Good luck, teams!
FIRST National Advocacy Conference
Our hard-working FIN Student Board of Directors will be attending the National Advocacy Conference this June. They will get to sharpen their skills and learn about public policy and advocacy so they can better represent FIRST programs to local, state, and national leadership. If this is something your team is interested in, click here for more information and to get involved.