Captial Gazette "Sharon Schultz: Archbishop Spalding's robotics team goes to world championships" [article]
WDVM25 "Student robotics team qualifies for world championship" [video]
FCPS "Students Qualify for World Championship" [article]
Village News "RoboHawks earn invitation to Detroit robotics competition" [article]
Tidewater News "Blackwater Robotics to compete internationally" [article]
WVEC 13NewsNow "Students score at robotics competition" [video]
FIRST Chesapeake - FIRST Chesapeake District Championship Event media release [release]
WDBJ7 "Blacksburg High School hosts robotics competition" [video]
FIRST Chesapeake - FIRST Chesapeake District Blacksburg VA Event media release [release]
FIRST Chesapeake - FIRST Chesapeake District Oxon Hill MD Event media release [release]
The Virginian Pilot "An imaginary planet, an evacuation, robots; contest preps students for the future" [article]
Richmond Times-Dispatch "Building a Better Robot" [article]
The Gazette-Virginian "Comets robotics team 12th after quarterfinals" [article]
FIRST Chesapeake - FIRST Chesapeake District Portsmouth VA Event Sponsored by Newport News Shipbuilding media release [release]
FIRST Chesapeake - FIRST Chesapeake District Owings Mills MD Event Sponsored by Leidos media release [release]
FIRST Chesapeake - FIRST Chesapeake District Bethesda MD Event Sponsored by Bechtel media release [release]
The Tidewater News “Blackwater Robotics competes at FIRST Chesapeake Richmond Event” [article]
Science Matters “Atlee H.S. Hosts State Robotics Championship” [article]
Fairfax County Times “Pinnacle students win 2nd place in regional robotics competition” [article]
Falls Church News Press “Mason’s Robotics Team Takes 2nd at District Event” [article]
FIRST Chesapeake - FIRST Chesapeake District Haymarket VA Event Sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton media release [release]
FIRST Chesapeake - FIRST Chesapeake District Richmond VA Event Sponsored by Dominion Energy media release [release]
Loudoun Now "Ashburn Team Wins Spot at International Contest" [article]
The Suffolk News-Herald "Congrats to NSA Robotics" [editorial article]
The Suffolk News-Herald "NSA Robotics to Compete in World Championship" [article]
The Alexandria Gazette Packet "Awarding Women in STEM" [article]
The Centre View "Awarding Women in STEM" [article]
The Herndon Connection "Awarding Women in STEM" [article]
WSLS TV "Christiansburg robotics team qualifies for World championship" [article]
FIRST Chesapeake - FIRST Tech Challenge Virginia State Championship Sponsored by ECPI University media release [release]
The Progress Index "Bird High School robotics team hosts competition kickoff" [article]
The Progress Index "Appomattox regional team shows off its technological skills as it preps for future competition" [article]
WRIC 8 "Dozens of High Schools Battle in Robot Competition" [video]
WUSA 9 "Robots Take Over Alexandria Competition" [video]
Richmond Times-Dispatch "Richmond Area High Schools Competing in Robotics Competition This Weekend" [article]
The Virginian-Pilot "Local teens battle for glory at regional robotics competition in Portsmouth" [article]
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Dear FIRST Chesapeake Teams and Volunteers,
Thank you to all of the FRC mentors who submitted applications for the inaugural FIRST Chesapeake Team Advisory Committee. A seven member selection committee, consisting of FIRST Chesapeake staff, volunteers, and a FIRST Chesapeake board member (with no team affiliation), carefully reviewed more than 30 very impressive applications. It was a tough decision, but it was finally decided that the following FRC team mentors would be offered a seat on the committee for the 2019-2020 season:
FIRST Chesapeake staff and the board are very much looking forward to working with this committee to continue to improve the team experience. Keep an eye out for an email with further details about how the committee will share (and collect) information and committee member contact information.
In addition to the selection announcement, we are very pleased to announce that Anne Shade, FIRST alumni and former FIRST Maryland Regional Director, will act as the committee facilitator for this season. Anne spearheaded the effort to develop the Team Advisory Committee Charter and has agreed to continue on as its facilitator. The FIRST Chesapeake staff and board would like to say a huge thank you to Anne for volunteering her exceptional organizational skills and knowledge of all things FIRST to get this committee up and running so quickly.
Please join me in thanking these individuals for volunteering their time and expertise to help give a greater voice to the teams and mentors for 2019-2020.
Leighann Scott Boland
Dear FIRST Teams in Virginia,
Senator Tim Kaine
Senator Mark Warner
Dear FIRST Chesapeake Family,
Thank you for the incredible response to our Town Hall meeting survey! Over 120 individuals and teams responded to the survey with 21 offering to host a Town Hall. To make the best use of everyone's time, we chose sites that could provide the most seating, a live feed broadcast, on-site moderator, and were within a 2-hour drive of the majority of the responding teams in their area.
Be sure to mark your calendars:
The goals of the Town Halls are to:
As we get closer to the meeting date(s), FIRST Chesapeake will email more details, as well as a survey to teams and volunteers. The survey will help gauge the number attending each Town Hall and give an idea of any specific topics you'd like to be addressed by FIRST Chesapeake staff. There will be an opportunity to ask questions during the Town Hall, both in-person and via real-time messaging, and all Town Halls will be archived on the FIRST Chesapeake website.
We're looking forward to this chance to hear your ideas and share some of ours. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com or call at 804.514.7712.
Leighann Scott Boland
FIRST Chesapeake Executive Director