Check the event pages frequently for new information. Here are some recent updates:

 

Lunch Pre-Orders

- FTC Orange Qualifier team lunch pre-order deadline is being extended to Sunday, NOVEMBER 11th . Get those orders in ASAP!  http://bit.ly/ocftcpizza

- FTC Greater Richmond Qualifier team lunch pre-order form due Nov. 27th. Paypal link is paypal.me/LCBirdRB .

- FTC Christiansburg Qualifier- pre-order due Dec. 1st

 

Venue Change

FTC Christiansburg Qualifier will now be held at the Auburn Middle School- 4163 Riner Road, Riner, VA 24149  

 

 

 

Due to a last minute notification of closures by City of Richmond for the streets surrounding the VCU campus, we have made the difficult decision to relocate the Meet the Field at VCU event this Saturday. This decision is due in no small part to the realization that no vehicle or food delivery would be able to get within 2 blocks of the campus on Saturday. At times the street will even be closed to pedestrian traffic. We feel that this would create an environment that is potentially unsafe, as well as being inconvenient, for both our teams and presenters. 
 
Please reconfirm you can come and join us for the FTC Meet the Field Event sponsored by InSource Solutions and hosted by ECPI University on November 10th from 8:30-1:00 PM. We hope this will be a day filled with excitement, anticipation, and learning for your team! The address is: 4305 Cox Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060 
 
For any additional questions please contact Kristin Clemons directly at 804-239-2228 or by email
Due to a last minute notification of road closures by City of Richmond surrounding the VCU campus, we have made the difficult decision to reschedule the FRC Workshops at VCU to coincide with FRC Kickoff on Jan 5th.This decision is due in no small part to the realization that no vehicle or food delivery would be able to get within 2 blocks of the campus on Saturday. At times the street will even be closed to pedestrian traffic. We feel that this would create an environment that is potentially unsafe, as well as being inconvenient, for both our teams and presenters. 
 
Please plan to plan to join us on Jan 5th from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM for a day filled with excitement, anticipation, and learning! It is our goal to continue to offer as many of the planned sessions as possible. The opportunity to host the workshops on kickoff day affords us the ability to add additional sessions on game manual dissection and game analysis, as well as something special for the rookie teams. 
FIRST Chesapeake is excited to announce our inaugural Reaching for the Stars: Women in STEM breakfast sponsored by Rolls-Royce. This premiere event is designed to celebrate accomplishments of exceptional women leaders in STEM and aspiring female technology leaders. 
 
We want to celebrate you! 

If you are a young woman in the FIRST Chesapeake District currently on a FIRST Robotics Competition team in VA, DC, MD or FIRST Tech Challenge team in VA, please consider applying for a $1,000 Women in STEM Scholarship Sponsored by LMI.

Application deadline is Friday, November 30th at 11:59pm. If selected, the recipient must be available for a 30 minute, in-person interview, at Rolls-Royce's Reston office on December 12th, between 8am-12pm, and present at the Reaching for the Stars Women in STEM Breakfast Sponsored by Rolls-Royce on January 17, 2019, from 8am-10am. 

 
 
 

An event webpage was created to help teams find special hotel and food deals arranged just for FIRST Tech Challenge teams and volunteers, especially the weekend of the Christiansburg Qualifier (Dec. 8th) when there are not a lot of vacancies due to Virginia Tech happenings.

https://www.newriverrobotics.org/events/ftc-tournament

Absolute Zero (FTC 12096) | Slice of Pi (FTC 13441  |  Cascades Thunderbots (FLL 1540) along with Cascades Library
 
is hosting
 
Star Wars Reads Event 
on November 3rd from 11 AM to 3:00 PM 
Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl, Potomac Falls, VA 20165. 
 
 
This is a great opportunity for teams to inspire young minds, practice on a full field and exchange ideas with other teams and catch up on your outreach. This is a 4-hour event and each team will get 30 minutes on the field to demo and test and another 30 minutes to talk about FIRST with the attendees.
 
Starwars reads event will be happening at the same venue and is a perfect opportunity for sharing & outreach for your Team.
 
Signup using this link  https://goo.gl/C94ETF
 
 
Slots are limited and are first come first serve basis
Individual Team timeslots will be posted after closing the registration.
 
This is a great opportunity for the rookie FTC teams to learn & share with other teams
 
If you've been thinking about starting an FLL Jr, FLL or FTC team next academic year, this would be a great opportunity to meet existing teams and coaches and learn a bit more what FIRST is all about.  

Rumble in the Roads has just announced that you'll be able to watch the live webcast of this Saturday's event on TBA GameDay.

 

Rumble in the Roads is a FIRST Robotics Competition off-season event.

 

 

The FIRST Tech Challenge Christiansburg Qualifier lunch pre-order form will be posted today to the event page.

A direct link may also be found here.

Please note- deadline for ordering and making payment is December 1st