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Schedule: updates will be posted as soon as new sessions are scheduled
 
 
  • Thursday, January 28st, 7:00pm - "FTC Drivers Meeting."
    • Held every Thursday at 7pm.
    • This meeting is for teams who will compete at: FTC Fulton MD 2, FTC Fairlawn VA 1, FTC Remote Event 1/25-1/31

 

  • Thursday, February 4th, 6:00pm - Today's Women in STEM Series Sponsored by Leidos. "Cool Jobs: Discussion with Accenture Employees." 
    • Featuring:
      • Viveca Pavon-Harr - Analytics Manager
      • Johanna Jan - Analytics Associate Manager Danielle Russell - Business & Technology Delivery Analyst 
      • Danielle Russell - Business & Technology Delivery Analyst
  • Thursday, February 4th, 6:30pm - "Learn Something New! Remote Collaboration: Robot Programming During Hybrid Meetings." How the Wizards.exe team conducts programming work with minimal in-person attendance.
  • Thursday, February 4th, 7:00pm - "FTC Drivers Meeting."
    • Held every Thursday at 7pm.
    • This meeting is for teams who will compete at: FTC Fulton MD 3, FTC Shenandoah Caverns VA 1, FTC Colonial Heights VA 1, FTC Remote Event 2/08- 2/14

 

  • Thursday, February 11th, 7:00pm - "FTC Drivers Meeting."
    • Held every Thursday at 7pm.
    • This meeting is for teams who will compete at: FTC Fulton MD 4, FTC Fairlawn VA 2

 

  • Thursday, February 18th, 6:00pm - "Learn Something New! Tips and Tricks for Making a Great Video." Advice for FRC and FTC teams submitting videos in 2021.
    • Featuring Alex Hughes, Alumni Ambassador
  • Thursday, February 18th, 6:30pm - TBA
  • Thursday, February 18th, 7:00pm - "FTC Drivers Meeting."
    • Held every Thursday at 7pm.
    • This meeting is for teams who will compete at: FTC Fulton MD 5, FTC Shenandoah Caverns VA 2, FTC Colonial Heights VA 4

 

  • Thursday, February 25th, 7:00pm - "FTC Drivers Meeting."
    • This meeting is for teams who will compete at: FTC North Championship, FTC South Championship

 

  • Thursday, March 4th, 6:00pm - Today's Women in STEM Series Sponsored by Leidos. "Cool Jobs: Discussion with Dominion Employees - Presented by Dominion Energy."
  • Thursday, March 4th, 6:30pm - TBA
  • Thursday, March 4th, 7:00pm - "FRC Drivers Meeting."
    • This meeting is for teams who will compete at: FRC Fulton MD 1, FRC Fairlawn VA 1

 

  • Thursday, March 11th, 7:00pm - "FRC Drivers Meeting."
    • This meeting is for teams who will compete at: FRC Fulton MD 2

 

  • Thursday, March 18th, 6:00pm - TBA
  • Thursday, March 18th, 6:30pm - TBA
  • Thursday, March 18th, 7:00pm - "FRC Drivers Meeting."
    • This meeting is for teams who will compete at: FRC Fulton MD 3, FRC Fairlawn VA 2

 

  • Thursday, March 25th, 7:00pm - "FRC Drivers Meeting."
    • This meeting is for teams who will compete at: FRC Fulton MD 4, FRC Colonial Heights VA 1

 

  • Thursday, April 8th, 7:00pm - "FRC Drivers Meeting."
    • This meeting is for teams who will compete at: FRC Colonial Heights VA 2
 
  
 
Questions?  Email  or contact your Team Advisory Committee
 

 


Archive of Past Chats

 2020

  • Thursday, April 2nd, 3:30pm - "Storytime: Meet the Head Ref Sponsored by Leidos." Hosted by Ron Therrien, FIRST Chesapeake Programs Director.  Veteran FIRST Chesapeake Head Ref Steve Shade will answer questions about what it's like to be a head ref, why he loves it, what he does as a paid job, and more. NOTE: Steve cannot discuss specific questions or rehash rules from past calls or talk about specific teams or situations. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Thursday, October 15th, 6:00pm - "FRC Update." Session will include FIRST Robotics Competition team registration, grants, event dates,  and event safety.
  • Thursday, October 15th, 6:30pm - "FTC Update." Session will include FIRST Tech Challenge team registration, grants, event dates,  and event safety.

 

  • Thursday, November 5th, 6:00pm - Today's Women in STEM Series Sponsored by Leidos. "Cool Jobs: Discussion with Canon Virginia Employees - Presented by Canon Virginia.Hear what inspired them to explore the engineering field and what challenges they have faced as female engineers.
    • Featuring Belinda Donavant, Sr. Director of Product Engineering; Linda "Lynn" Miller, Sr. Engineer, Advanced Continuous Improvement; Angie Coulton, Engineering Systems Specialist III, Product Engineering; and Cynthia Popernack, Sr. Engineer, Advanced Continuous Improvement
  • Thursday, November 5th, 6:30pm - "Meet the FTC Head Referees.FIRST Chesapeake Head Refs  will discuss what referees do and answer questions about the upcoming season.

 

 

  • Thursday, December 3rd, 6:00pm- Today's Women in STEM Series Sponsored by Leidos. "Cool Jobs: Discussion with Leidos Employees." Learn about what inspired these women to pursue STEM careers, what their day-to-day jobs look like, and what challenges they have overcome as leaders in their fields. 
    • Featuring: Regina Cer – Bioinformatics Division Chief, Quana Frost – Senior Security Systems Engineer, Tifani O’Brien – Chief Engineer, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Kristina Holden, PhD - Human Factors Technical Fellow
  • Thursday, December 3rd, 6:30pm- "Learn Something New! How to Build Your FTC Engineering Portfolio." Helpful advice about what to include.

 

 

2021

 

  • Thursday, January 21st, 6:00pm - "Storytime: Team 2901 Purple Gears and Their FTC Onshape Parts Library." Whether your team is completely new to CAD or has been modeling for years, come to learn about this incredible free service with over 4,500 components from several major vendors  (including Pitsco/Tetrix and AndyMark)." Moderated by Emma Holincheck, Alumni Ambassador.
  • Thursday, January 21st, 6:30pm - "Learn Something New! Virtual Presentation Tips for Teams." Hear helpful advice for presenting your FTC or FRC team at virtual judge interviews.
    • Featuring Rohit Narayanan, Alumni Ambassador
  • Thursday, January 21st, 7:00pm - "FTC Drivers Meeting."
    • Held every Thursday at 7pm.
    • At this first meeting we will update teams on match play as well as how to use the remote scoring system.

 


 

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