Return of the Team Social at the FIRST Chesapeake District Championship Sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton!

FIRST Chesapeake Sponsor AntonPaar is hosting a team social on Friday, April 7th, between 6pm and 9pm at their headquarters near Ashland - about 20 minutes from the Stuart C. Siegel Center. Complimentary food, beverages, fun activities, and tours will be provided. 

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AntonPaar is a leader in the development and production of industry measuring devices and a longtime FIRST Chesapeake Alumni Sponsor.

Check back soon for more information. Questions? Contact Julie Miller at jmiller@firstchesapeake.org

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A pair of prescription RayBan sunglasses was found on Saturday March 4th at the FIRST Chesapeake Northern Virginia Event sponsored by Bechtel (Haymarket, VA). They were found near the bottom of the stands, first section after you entered the gym.

If they are yours, please contact anne4meyer@gmail.com (Chantilly Robotics - Team 612)

The deadline for the Team Senior and Alumni Data Contest has been extended until next Friday, 3/24. Don't let your FRC or FTC team miss out on a chance to win $250, $150 or $100.

Send this link to your team today: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1lOq4-ZgEoYhaia9fllkt9IxFTUJxJq6GbgJ0Cxtgh1Q/edit#gid=0

The directions are in the spreadsheet.

On May 12 from 3:30 – 7:30PM at the Capital One West Creek Campus, Techsters is inviting middle school girls to discover technology, get excited about STEM, and solve a problem with what they’ve learned. Techsters is a half-day code camp for middle school aged girls in central Virginia to inspire a future generation to discover endless opportunities in technology. 

Click here to read more about Techster, and here to register.

 

CONTACTS:
Stan Southworth, Executive Director
Phone: (804) 512-4065
ssouthworth@firstchesapeake.org

FIRST Chesapeake District
Northern Maryland Competition
in Owings Mills, MD
Local Students to Join 40 Schools in
FIRST STEAMWORKSSM Challenge

Owings Mills, MD - (February 2, 2017) -- More than 1,000 high school students will converge on McDonogh School to test their teamwork and ingenuity during the FIRST Chesapeake District Northern Maryland Competition on March 18-19. This competition will bring together some of the best and brightest robotics teams from Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.

WHAT: FIRST Chesapeake District Northern Maryland Competition

WHO: High school students, engineers, computer programmers, teachers and mentors from 35 high school-based teams from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

WHEN: March 18-19, 2017. Free and open to the public from 9am-6pm both days.

WHERE: McDonogh School, 8600 McDonogh Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117

40 FIRST Robotics Competition teams from Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia will face off at the FIRST Chesapeake District Northern Maryland Competition. This is just one of seven district qualifying events hosted by FIRST Chesapeake, culminating with the FIRST Chesapeake District Championship Sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton on April 7-8 at the Stuart C. Siegel Center at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. In addition to watching high school teams compete at this event, families are encouraged to the visit the STEMaction FIRST LEGO League Jr. Expo on Saturday, March 18th, from 10am-1pm, to see how some of our youngest future technology leaders are solving real world problems.

FIRST STEAMWORKSSM is this year’s annual game developed by FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). This year’s game theme invites two adventure clubs from an era in which technology relied on steam power to prepare their airships for the ultimate long distance race.

FIRST teams around the world have just six weeks this winter to design, program and build their robots. They use their own inventiveness and are assisted by mentors, but teams are given NO design instructions. The robots they build weigh up to 120 pounds.

“We are pleased to bring this exciting event to McDonogh School and the general public. Combining the excitement of sports with the rigors of STEM, we like to call FIRST robotics the ultimate sport for the mind. Teams not only design and program their industrial-sized robots, they must compete in difficult and technologically involved challenges against like-minded competitors. We encourage the public to come out and cheer on their favorite team, learn more about FIRST programs, or just check out the innovative and impressive robots that are being built by tomorrow’s technology leaders”, said Stan Southworth, Executive Director for FIRST Chesapeake.

This year, high school students involved in FIRST programs are eligible to be considered for more than $25 million in college scholarships.

Live Stream video is made possible through the sponsorship of Northrop Grumman Corporation. The Title Sponsor for the FIRST Chesapeake District Championship is Booz Allen Hamilton. Other major sponsors include NASA, Bechtel, Leidos, Showbest Fixtures and Newport News Shipbuilding. For more details, visit https://www.firstchesapeake.org/about/sponsors

About FIRST® Chesapeake
FIRST Chesapeake was founded in 2015 as the FIRST Robotics Competition Program brand for the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. FIRST Chesapeake, the FIRST Robotics Competition partner for Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia is planning exceptional events for the 2017 season and beyond. FIRST Chesapeake is especially excited to bring these District competitions to areas of Virginia, Maryland and DC that have not hosted events in the past, and to expose a whole new community to the excitement of FIRST programming and competitions. To learn more about FIRST Chesapeake, go to www.firstchesapeake.org. Follow Us on Twitter and Facebook

About FIRST®
Accomplished inventor Dean Kamen founded FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in 1989 to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people. Based in Manchester, N.H., FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs to build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, and engineering. With support from over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies and more than $25 million in college scholarships, the not-for-profit organization hosts the FIRST® Robotics Competition for students in Grades 9-12; FIRST® Tech Challenge for Grades 7-12; FIRST® LEGO® League for Grades 4-8; and FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. for Grades K-3. Gracious Professionalism® is a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community. To learn more about FIRST, go to www.firstinspires.org
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Press Release pdf: https://www.firstchesapeake.org/images/downloads/2017/frc/northern-md/2017_Northern_MD_Press_Release.pdf

 

Lunch pre-orders for the FIRST Chesapeake District Northern Maryland Event (Owings Mills, MD) are due TODAY Friday March 10th. 

https://www.firstchesapeake.org/images/downloads/2017/frc/northern-md/Northern_MD_Food_Pre_Order.pdf

Also, the facility will provide limited concessions on Friday night March 17th.

Lunch pre-order forms and a full list of concession offerings can also be found on the event page: https://www.firstchesapeake.org/first-programs/frc/first-chesapeake-district-events/northern-md


CONTACTS:
Stan Southworth, Executive Director
Phone: (804) 512-4065
ssouthworth@firstchesapeake.org

FIRST Chesapeake District
Hampton Roads Competition
in Portsmouth, VA
Sponsored by Newport News Shipbuilding
Local Students to Join 40 Schools in
FIRST STEAMWORKSSM Challenge

Portsmouth, VA - (February 2, 2017) -- More than 1,000 high school students will converge on Churchland High School to test their teamwork and ingenuity during the FIRST Chesapeake District Hampton Roads Event on March 18-19. This competition will bring together some of the best and brightest robotics teams from Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.

WHAT: FIRST Chesapeake District Hampton Roads Competition Sponsored by Newport News Shipbuilding

WHO: High school students, engineers, computer programmers, teachers and mentors from 40 high school-based teams from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

WHEN: March 18-19, 2017. Free and open to the public from 9am-6pm both days.

WHERE: Churchland High School, 4301 Cedar Lane Portsmouth, VA 23703

40 FIRST Robotics Competition teams from Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia will face off at the FIRST Chesapeake District Hampton Roads Competition sponsored by Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. This is just one of seven district qualifying events hosted by FIRST Chesapeake, culminating with the FIRST Chesapeake District Championship Sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton on April 7-8 at the Stuart C. Siegel Center at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Newport News Shipbuilding will also host a “Technology Row” at this event that will highlight technology-based companies located in Hampton Roads.

“Newport News Shipbuilding’s support of FIRST is a partnership to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, technicians and shipbuilders in Hampton Roads. As a corporate citizen, Newport News Shipbuilding prioritizes programs that not only support our community but also provide opportunities to engage employees. Our employees enjoy supporting FIRST as mentors for teams throughout the region, volunteers at the competitions, and representatives to talk to students about future career possibilities”, said Tom Cosgrove, Newport News Shipbuilding’s manager of government relations and corporate citizenship.

FIRST STEAMWORKSSM is this year’s annual game developed by FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). This year’s game theme invites two adventure clubs from an era in which technology relied on steam power to prepare their airships for the ultimate long distance race.

FIRST teams around the world have just six weeks this winter to design, program and build their robots. They use their own inventiveness and are assisted by mentors, but teams are given NO design instructions. The robots they build weigh up to 120 pounds.

“We are pleased to recognize Newport News Shipbuilding as the title sponsor for the FIRST Chesapeake District Hampton Roads Competition again this year. Their strong presence in the STEM community and their employees’ considerable contribution of time and expertise to FIRST robotics teams illustrates the incredible impact a strong corporate leader can have on today’s youth. They are helping these young people become tomorrow’s technology leaders”, said Stan Southworth, Executive Director for FIRST Chesapeake.

This year, high school students involved in FIRST programs are eligible to be considered for more than $25 million in college scholarships.
The Title Sponsor for the FIRST Chesapeake District Hampton Roads Competition is Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. The competition live feed sponsor is Northrop Grumman Corporation.

The Title Sponsor for the FIRST Chesapeake District Championship is Booz Allen Hamilton. Other major sponsors include NASA, Bechtel, Leidos, Showbest Fixtures and Newport News Shipbuilding. For more details, visit https://www.firstchesapeake.org/about/sponsors

About FIRST® Chesapeake
FIRST Chesapeake was founded in 2015 as the FIRST Robotics Competition Program brand for the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. FIRST Chesapeake, the FIRST Robotics Competition partner for Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia is planning exceptional events for the 2017 season and beyond. FIRST Chesapeake is especially excited to bring these District competitions to areas of Virginia, Maryland and DC that have not hosted events in the past, and to expose a whole new community to the excitement of FIRST programming and competitions. To learn more about FIRST Chesapeake, go to www.firstchesapeake.org. Follow Us on Twitter and Facebook

About FIRST®
Accomplished inventor Dean Kamen founded FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in 1989 to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people. Based in Manchester, N.H., FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs to build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, and engineering. With support from over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies and more than $25 million in college scholarships, the not-for-profit organization hosts the FIRST® Robotics Competition for students in Grades 9-12; FIRST® Tech Challenge for Grades 7-12; FIRST® LEGO® League for Grades 4-8; and FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. for Grades K-3. Gracious Professionalism® is a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community. To learn more about FIRST, go to www.firstinspires.org
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Press release pdf: https://www.firstchesapeake.org/images/downloads/2017/frc/hampton-roads/2017_Hampton_Roads_Press_Release.pdf

 

We are happy to tell you about a new offseason FTC tournament in Maryland/DC!

This event is open to all teams. The spots for the tournament will be determined by the team’s performance during the season regardless of where they are based. They are actively encouraging teams from all over to come and compete at the event.

See below for more details and check mdtechinvitational.org for information on applying.

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