Email Blast Archive

MN FIRST - CSA Help Hotline, MN State Fair Demo Slots, Congressional App Challenge

Control System Advisors forums - help for teams year-round

Our Minnesota CSAs (the orange hats at competitions) are now setup to offer their programming and network expertise throughout the year, not just during the Regional events. There are multiple ways to connect with them.  They have established accounts on Slack, Trello and Twitter. Slack and Trello are linked so they will integrate with FRC team Slack accounts.  Special thanks to Chris Roadfeldt, Todd Kruse, and Wade Logeais who will be managing the links.

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: