FIRST Chesapeake Chats Sponsored by Newport News Shipbuilding



Schedule: We have been happy to bring you the FIRST Chesapeake Chats Sponsored by Newport News Shipbuilding this spring. Watch for something new in the fall! 
Click here to see the past Chat archive.
Interested in becoming a Team Host?
Teams are encouraged to host 2 thirty minute sessions. In return, teams will receive a $200 stipend to be applied towards the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 season. FIRST Robotics Competition teams (in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia) and FIRST Tech Challenge Teams (in Virginia) may apply here
Team Stipends made possible by   and  
Email  or contact your Team Advisory Committee


Archive of Past Chats


  • Thursday, April 2nd, 3:00pm - "Learn Something New! How Can Teams Help Our Communities Sponsored by Canon Virginia." Hosted by Ron Therrien, FIRST Chesapeake Programs Director. Learn about what some District teams are doing to help people and in their communities and beyond. Bring your ideas to share.
  • 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. 

















 Thank you to our Sponsors who have made these Chats possible.









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