If you were unable to tune in live, links for the recordings of the Oct 15th FIRST Chesapeake Chats Sponsored by Newport News Shipbuilding (and prior Chats) can be found on the Chats webpage.

 

Other FIRST Chesapeake recordings can be found on our YouTube page-  https://www.youtube.com/c/FIRSTChesapeake

The 2020 Women in STEM Scholarships Sponsored by Dominion Energy application is now open for submissions!
 
 
Deadline: November 15, 2020 at 5:00PM
 
Eligible: High school junior and senior females, current members of FTC and FRC teams in DC, Maryland and Virginia
 
For more information or for questions contact Krystian Jones at 
 

Dear FIRST Chesapeake Teams and Volunteers,

Thank you to all of the FRC mentors who submitted applications for the FIRST Chesapeake Team Advisory FRC Committee. After careful consideration, the following FRC team mentors have been offered a seat on the committee for the 2020-2021 season:

  • Brian Pace (team #1262)
  • Paul Rodi (team #6334)
  • Josh Smith (team #1629)

The FRC Team Advisory Committee provides insight and suggestions to FIRST Chesapeake on the needs, interests, and concerns of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) teams in our District. The Committee provides solicited input on topics, acts as advocates for FRC teams and mentors, and offers opinions on how decisions affect FRC teams. FIRST Chesapeake staff and the board are very much looking forward to continuing to work with this committee to improve the team experience. As a mentor or team member, we encourage you to reach out to your TAC contacts with ideas and concerns.

We also want to recognize the FRC TAC members who are rolling off the 2019-2020 committee- Gail Drake, Ken Lesley, David Shotwell and Josh Hinebaugh. We are grateful for their dedication and willingness to share their vast knowledge of all things FRC during a particularly challenging season.  Please join me in thanking all of these individuals for volunteering their time and expertise to help give a greater voice to the FIRST Chesapeake teams and mentors.

Leighann Scott Boland
President

If you were unable to tune in live, here is the recording of the 2020 September FIRST Chesapeake Town Hall broadcast

 

Other FIRST Chesapeake recordings can be found on our YouTube page-  https://www.youtube.com/c/FIRSTChesapeake

 

 

Click here to watch the recording of the FIRST DC/MD/VA Volunteer Roundtable on Sept. 24, 2020.

If you were unable to tune in live, here are the recordings for the FIRST Chesapeake Chat Sponsored by NNS for FTC and FRC Teams, originally broadcast Sept 10th.

Creative Ways FTC Team Are Meeting and Training This Season

Creative Ways FRC Team Are Meeting and Training This Season 

 

 

Dear FIRST Chesapeake Teams and Volunteers, 
Thank you to all of the FTC mentors who submitted applications for the inaugural FIRST Chesapeake Team Advisory FTC Committee. It was a tough decision, but it was finally decided that the following FTC team mentors would be offered a seat on the committee for the 2020-2021 season:
 
  • Kirk Frankfurth (FTC #5233)
  • John Pendleton (FTC #14597)
  • Randy Hintz (FTC #16537)
  • Bryce Davey (FTC #8221)
  • Henry Bass (FTC #4924)
  • Dave Hairston (FTC #11215, 7, 4234)
  • Shari Robinson (FTC #7039)
     
 
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 Erik Wood will act as the committee facilitator for this season. The FIRST Chesapeake staff and board would like to say a huge thank you to Erik for volunteering his time and knowledge of all things FIRST as we start this new endeavor.
 
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 2020-2021.
 
Leighann Scott Boland
President

Click here to watch the recording of the FIRST Chesapeake FIRST Tech Challenge Kickoff and Game Reveal from Saturday September 12th.

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