Email Blast Archive

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.  

Email Blast Oct 14 2014 - Minne Mini-Regional Competition

Minnesota FIRST Teams, there are still a few open slots for the Minne Mini-regional at Prior Lake HS on Nov 22rd.  This is a perfect opportunity to fine tune your team dynamics and introduce new team members to the excitement of FIRST competitions.  

Email Blast Sept 19 2014 MN FIRST - Fall Training Events

Hello Minnesota FIRST  Robotics Teams! As we are still in registration and organizational mode for the season, not every team has updated its team contacts in the FIRST TIMS. Please pass this info along to current team leaders.  For those ready to jump in, here are several opportunities:

GOFIRST SummerTraining

MN FIRST Teams, a summer training opportunity to bring your members up to Kickoff Speed. Hosted by GOFIRST, the University of Minnesota FIRST alumni organization, The FIRST Summer Mock Kickoff will be held Saturday, August 16, 2014. Mock Kickoff is an all-day event that helps teams understand how to develop their post kickoff design strategy for the FRC season. We will also discuss what to expect at an FRC Kickoff and how to prepare for the build season in general.

Email Blast - June 26 - Gitchi Gummi, FTC Rookie Grant, GOFIRST 3rd Annual Summer Robotics Summit;Team Training Opportunity

Hello MN FIRST Teams:  The following information was sent to main contacts this week. 

Looking for a late-summer srcrimmage? The Gitchi Gummi Get Together is in need of teams! 

MN FIRST - summer and early fall events

Summer and Early Fall Events in Minnesota include:

The MN State Fair slots have been filled.  Sharon Manninen, the State Fair exhibit coordinator, will be contacting participating teams with dates and other info.

GOFIRST 3rd Annual Summer Robotics Summit

MSHSL/FIRST State Championship - important details

For Teams Attending the MSHSL Competition this weekend, some important details:

We did not purchase Game Balls, so please bring balls with you to use for the competition.  Make sure that your team number is on the ball. 

NEW! THERE Will be a Practice Area at STATE. Rochester 2530 is bringing a high goal (half length), low goal, and short plywood truss.  Nevis (team 3102) will bring a piece of carpet.

The national anthem choir, made up of team members, will meet at Pit Admin at 7:45am for practice.  Dean Diers, Team 3840, will be the director.

MSHSL/FIRST State Championship Qualifiers

Team Leaders, the qualification results for the MSHSL/FIRST State Championship have been posted (http://mnfirst.org/docs/2014/MSHSL_2014_rev2.pdf).  Alexandria (Team 3313), Edina (Team 1816), and Prior Lake (Team 2169) all earned automatic invitations by winning the Chairman’s Award.  Because of this, teams to 28th place have earned invitations to round out the 30-team field.  Places 27 through 30 were determined by the tie-breaker criteria.   Putting together the qualification point totals is a somewhat manual process.

FIRST Minneapolis Regionals - Seminars and UofM Lab Tours

Additional Info for the 10,000 Lakes & North Star Regionals:

The University of Minnesota will be offering lab tours on Thursday afternoon March 27Sign-up sheets will be available at the U of MN College of Science and Engineering tables in both arenas.  The approximately 60 minute tours will depart from the CSE tables in both arenas at 1, 2, 3, and 4pm.   

Mar 19 2014 - Event Info for 10,000 Lakes & North Star Regionals

Team Leaders, welcome to the North Star and 10,000 Lakes Regional competitions.  Here are a number of items that you will find useful.

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