Email Blast Archive

Email Blast to FRC Teams - 2015 MRI Event

Room is still available at the 2015 Minnesota Robotics Invitational on October 10! The MRI is a wonderful way to jumpstart your fall season by getting your new and old students involved in an actual competition.  The MRI is also a training competition for Key Volunteers so they are ready for the 2016 season. Please email Laurie Shimizu,, to sign up!

There are two $500 scholarships available for 2016 seniors from teams that are participating in the MRI.  Applications are due October 5th.

MN FIRST - CAD training and Mini Minne signup

Team leaders, here’s an update on the Mini Minne event at Prior Lake and a new training opportunity:


Mini Minne post-season competition (Nov 21st ) at Prior Lake High School:


The Minne Mini registration form can be accessed from the home page of, or directly from the link below:


Welcome to 2016 FIRST season - Fall 2015 Activities

From the MN FRC Teams email blast sent by Mark Lawrence, MN FIRSTRegional Planning Chair, to main contacts/alternate contacts of record September 13, 2015.  Team Leaders, welcome to the 2016 FIRST Robotics season.  I hope your summer was long and you’re as excited as I for the new season.

Email Blast - Summer Events - July 6 2015

Upcoming Minnesota Regional events that may be of interest to your team.
Minnesota State Fair

MN FIRST - Additional June Training Opportunity

FRC Teams, here's a June training opportunity from Eden Prairie, Talon Robotics:
What: Talon Think Tank
Goal: To help other teams advance to the next level
Where: Eden Prairie High school
When: June 20th 2015
Time: Check in - 9:30am-10:00am Lunch - 12:30pm-1:30pm Social - 5:20pm-6:20pm
Who: Anyone who is interested
Cost: Classes are free; social is $5 per person
Classes:  Electrical, Materials, Prototyping, Things that Move, CAD, Programming, Scouting/Strategy, Team Management, Communication, Sponsors/Funding, Awards, and Outreach/FIRST programs

GOFIRST Summer Robotics Summit

A summer presentation opportunity from the GOFIRST group: 

MSHSL/FIRST Robotics - new event details

For Minnesota FRC Teams attending the MSHSL/FIRST Robotics State Championship - some important updates!

New Schedule to allow teams to play 8 rounds during the qualification matches. 

7:30am: Doors open to all, teams enter (via entrance doors on University Avenue)

8:30am:  Opening Ceremonies 

8:45am – 1:15pm matches

1:15pm – 2:00pm lunch break

2:00pm - 2:45pm matches

Email Blast - CAD and Week Zero - December 10, 2014

Team Leaders, there is CAD training this coming Saturday December 13. Also, a couple of Week Zero scrimmages are announced!

Email Blast - Dec 3

Team Leaders,  this is just a quick reminder about MN Splash and the addition of a couple of new events.

Email Blast - MN FIRST Late Fall Events - November 10 2014

Team Leaders, welcome to all the new teams and new team leaders!  As of today there are 191 teams in Minnesota with 12 of those being rookie teams.  This is just a quick update on some events coming up in the near future.