Email Blast Archive

MN FIRST - Slice of Shoreview and MN State Fair demos

FRC Team leaders, thank you to those who participated in the team survey.  We ended up with 119 responses that will help in planning events for next year. Here are a couple of demo opportunities for your teams this summer:

FIRST - MSHSL, Robot Day, Scholarships

Team Leaders, 

MSHSL Qualifying Points
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MN FIRST - Duluth Regional Events important deadlines

Team Leaders, now that the calendar is forcing build season come to a close, it’s time to prepare for your team’s first event. We’re running behind previous years in RSVP’s for lunches, event ambassadors, junkyard robots, and evening team events.

MN FIRST - Week Zero events, STEM fair, volunteers needed

Team leaders, there are a number of Week Zero scrimmages (Feb 18th or 19th) to give teams an opportunity to practice the STEA

MN FIRST - important early season reminders

Team leaders, welcome to the STEAMworks season!  Just as a reminder, when you get emails from me, they only go to you as the Main team contact and, occasionally, to the Alternate contact.  You are responsible for making sure that the information gets passed on to students and mentors.  Here’s a short note from our Lead Robot Inspectors:

MN FIRST - U of MN Kickoff Jan 7th

Team Leaders, its time to make plans for the STEAMWORKS Kickoff.  You have signed up for the Kickoff at Northrop Auditorium on the U of MN – Twin Cities east campus (

Fall 2016 Training Opportunities for FIRST Teams

Hello Minnesota FIRST Teams, the new season is about ready to start.  Here are some team member opportunities.  Please pass them on to your students.

Become a STEM Advocate!

Wondering how to approach an elected official on a topic you're passionate about? Want to make your voice heard on Capitol Hill?  Curious about the day in the life of a legislator?

Team 1816 - "The Green Machine" is hosting the first annual Minnesota Advocacy Conference on September 24, 2016.  Topics and goals/outcomes of the event include:

Minnesota Robotics Invitational - Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2016 Minnesota Robotics Invitational is now open!  Once again we will be providing a high quality off-season competition that resembles the Regional Competitions as closely as possible.  This enables you to provide your new students a thrilling introduction to FRC and to get your veteran students fired up for the upcoming season! As in previous years, we hope to offer up to two ($500 each) scholarships to graduating seniors. The date is Saturday, October 15th.  The location is the Roseville Area High School.