Email Blast Archive

MSHSL FIRST Robotics State Championship - Updated Information

Attention MN FRC Teams coming to Mariucci Arena on Saturday May 21 for the MSHSL State Competition. This event runs on a tight schedule - this email blast updates information sent earlier. 

Minnesota FRC Email Blast - Summer Activities - May 13 2016

Minnesota FIRST Robotics Team Leaders, the regular season is done but there are still plenty of activities ahead for this summer!

MSHSL FIRST Robotics State Championship - Information for Teams

Attention FRC Teams competing at the 5th annual MSHSL FIRST Robotics State Championship, this information was emailed May 11 2016 to FRC team main/alternate contacts. 

MN FIRST - MSHSL, Maker Faire, The Works

Team Leaders, a couple items of interest and demo requests: 

FIRST Minneapolis Regional Competitions - Email Blast - March 15 2016

Team Leaders, welcome to the North Star and 10,000 Lakes Regional competitions.  Here are some important updates on the events.

FIRST Duluth Regionals Final Details - February 25, 2016

For Teams heading to the 2016 Northern Lights and Lake Superior Events, this is the last update.  See you soon!

MN FIRST - Preseason Notes - Dec 17 2015

MSHSL Championship
The MN State High School League Robotics Championship will be held on May 21st, 2016.  At this time, we are not anticipating any changes to the qualifying rules but, until the game is revealed, that is not guaranteed (   Please note that you must keep on file signed Eligibility Forms for your team members.

Technical Volunteers Wanted!

MN FIRST Email Blast Fri Nov 13 - Robotics Alley, fall training, and hotels

Team leaders, first of all, welcome to all the new mentors (we are currently at 207 teams registered in MN).  You will periodically be receiving emails from me (Mark Lawrence, MN FIRST Regional Planning Chair) with items relevant to Minnesota FRC.  These emails only go to the “Main” and “Alternate” contacts that are listed in TIMS.  It is your responsibility to pass the information along to other mentors and students.  Also, I do not maintain the mailing list.  It is created through the team entries in TIMS.  There is also a website (http://

Email Blast - October 31 2015 - Outreach Opportunity at Children's Museum

Robot Day is expanding to Robot Days for FRC teams at the Minnesota Children’s Museum.  The Museum has started a major renovation and the spaces that were used previously for Robot Day are unavailable.  As a result of the construction, the format has changed to a single team demo on a given Saturday (starting now).  The space available for the demo is called the Lodge and is on the 5th floor of the museum.  The room is roughly 15’ x 30’ and has elevator access.  In addition to robots (FRC, FTC, or FLL) teams are encouraged to bring hands-on activities for small kids (e.g., the Edina team ha