The 2019 STEM Takes Flight NASA Research Experience for Virginia’s Community Colleges program is now accepting applications. Since 2015, community college sophomores throughout the state have had the opportunity to apply for paid NASA research experiences at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore. These research experiences take place over 10 weeks during the summer. More than 20 positions are available, and all projects are STEM oriented.
Qualified applicants are undergraduate community college STEM majors, who are at least a rising sophomore and not graduating prior to May of 2019. They must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years of age, and a full- or part-time student taking a minimum of six credit hours.
The program is jointly funded by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium and the Virginia Community College System.
The application deadline is Feb. 26, 2019. Learn more and apply online at vsgc.odu.edu/
With the new advancement strategy for our 2018-2019 season, FIRST® Tech Challenge will be inviting teams to FIRST Championship as they qualify from their state and regional championship events. Once a team qualifies they will receive an email invitation from FIRST Tech Challenge Headquarters. This invite will include important next steps in the registration process as well as badging, hotel, and travel information.
A team will not be able to sign up for a hotel room until their championship event-host has sent their team information to FIRST Tech Challenge HQ, and they have accepted their email invitation from FIRSTTech Challenge. Once a team has confirmed that they will be attending FIRST Championship, they will be able to book their hotel room blocks.
We strongly recommend booking your team’s hotel rooms through FIRST. When you book with FIRST, you will:
2019 FIRST Championship housing and travel discounts are available mid-December. Receive notification when hotel blocks and discounts become available so you’re ready to book when you advance to Houston or Detroit.
Through the generosity of the FTC Charlottesville Qualifier site host University of Virginia School of Engineering, lunches are being provided free of charge to all participating teams and two of their coaches/mentors.
Please pre-register your team and two coaches/mentors so we can provide our host with a head count.
We'd like to give them a head count by January 2nd, 2019- thank you!
A generous person has offered to pay the registration for the FIRST 100 REGISTRANTS who are attending the December 8th FRC Pre-Season Workshop in Falls Church, VA.
Don't delay- sign up NOW! (People/teams still need to use the form and register to attend) https://goo.gl/forms/
The deadline for submissions for the Dean's List is the 15th of the month prior to the event where the student will be interviewed. If you are planning on submitting nominations for the Dean's List for any of the following January Qualifiers, the deadline for the submission is December 15 at 11:59 pm EST:
Who is Eligible? Any team member who is in 10th or 11th grade may be nominated for the Dean's List Award. However, each team may only submit two nominations. Students who are in 10th and 11th grade that mentor the team (and do not actively participate as members of the team) are not eligible.
Other important items to note:
Here is a link to the Dean's List Nomination Guide for instructions on how to submit your nomination(s):
Centreville Robotics is pleased to offer FTC teams the opportunity to pre-order lunches for the FTC Centreville Qualifier on Sunday, December 16th. Teams can find the information and place pre-orders using this link: https://goo.gl/forms/
All pre-orders should be finalized and paid for (via paypal) by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, December 11th.