Saturday, November 03, 2018, 09:00am - 03:00pm

Come play FIRST Rover Ruckus at Flint Hill Upper School, located at 3320 Jermantown Rd, Oakton, VA 22124. They are planning a fun-filled day of FTC Rover Ruckus practice, including mock formal team interviews with feedback.  Lunch will be available to purchase onsite. Space is limited to 20 teams, so sign up early!

Location Flint Hill Upper School, 3320 Jermantown Rd, Oakton, VA 22124
 
Contact Michael Snyder msnyder@flinthill.org
FIRST Chesapeake sponsor Rolls-Royce is looking for a Market Analysis Intern to work in their Reston Office starting May 2019. Qualified applicants must have completed their Junior year in college by May. For more information and to apply, please visit https://rollsroyce.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Intern_Graduate/job/Reston/Market-Analysis-Summer-Intern_JR6040014
 
Deadline: December 30, 2018
 
NOTE: Rolls-Royce has requested that alumni mention their involvement in FIRST programs as part of their application/resume.
 
 

The registration is now OPEN for the FTC Meet the Field at the FIRST Chesapeake FRC 2018 Workshops at VCU Sponsored by InSource Solutions on November 10th! Don't wait- secure your team's spot before the event fills.

Date:  November 10, 2018

Location:  VCU School of Engineering West Hall, 601 W Main St., Richmond, VA 23284 (exact room # TBD)

Register:  registration open https://bit.ly/2yx9daz

NOTE: REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO TEN TEAMS, with the possibility of more spaces opening up if interest is high.

Cost: FREE for FTC teams - OPTIONAL lunch is $7 per person 

Deadline: REGISTRATIONS that include lunch orders AND PAYMENTS must be received by 5pm, Monday, November 5, 2018. Otherwise registration will close when the limit is met.

See registration page for detailed payment instructions. Teams must pay in advance by PayPal or by check. Day of event payment ONLY with prior approval (check preferred, or exact cash amount. No credit card or debit payments can be processed at the event).

The registration is now OPEN for the FIRST Chesapeake FRC 2018 Workshops at VCU Sponsored by InSource Solutions on November 10th! Don't wait- secure your team's spot before the event fills.

Date:  November 10, 2018

Location:  VCU School of Engineering West Hall, 601 W Main St., Richmond, VA 23284

Register:   https://bit.ly/2MTxjBn

NOTE: Registrations AND PAYMENTS must be received by 5pm, Monday, November 5, 2018

Cost: $7 per person (includes continental breakfast and pizza lunch)

2018 Workshop Descriptions: Click here

 

 

 

If you are planning on submitting nominations for the Dean's List for the Orange Qualifier being held on November 17, the deadline for the submission is October 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:
 
  • A mentor of the team who is unrelated to the student being nominated should submit the nomination for the Dean’s List Award.
  • It is required that the coach/mentor making the nomination choose an event within their own state/region AND an event where they will be competing for the Semi-finalist to be interviewed.
  • The second student nomination must be for the same event chosen for the first student nomination. If you choose to submit only one student to an event, you will not be able to go back and add another student to a later event once the deadline has passed.
 
Here is a link to the Dean's List Nomination Guide for instructions on how to submit your nomination(s):
 

The Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy is now accepting applications for the 2018–2019 program. The program—designed specifically for middle school teachers (grades 5–8)—was established to help enhance teacher confidence and classroom excellence in science, engineering and technology, while increasing teacher understanding about the skills needed for a scientifically literate workforce. The Academy, which is directed by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), will support up to 29 teachers of physical science, engineering, and/or technology located in school districts in select Northrop Grumman communities in the United States, as well as from Australia. The teachers will be immersed throughout the year in a host of blended professional learning opportunities in science, technology, and engineering.

Who Should Apply

Current middle school (grades 5–8) physical science, engineering, and technology classroom teachers, located in school districts in select Northrop Grumman communities, who have at a minimum two years of middle school classroom teaching experience and have a strong desire to advance engineering and technology education by applying real-world applications in the classroom, can apply to become a Teacher Fellow.

For the FIRST Chesapeake District, this includes the area of Baltimore / Sykesville, MD, Washington DC, Northern Virginia.

Northrop Grumman is a long-time sponsor of FIRST Chesapeake.

For more information and a link to the application, please visit http://www.nsta.org/northropgrumman/

Applications must be submitted no later than Nov. 12, 2018.

 

 

Again this year, Newport News Shipbuilding has generously provided funding to qualified teams in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.  Teams must be located in the counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Mathews, Surry, York or the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton,  Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, or Williamsburg.  

This grant places a special emphasis on FTC teams that need assistance with registration fees and/or travel/lodging expenses. Funding levels will not exceed $1,000 and must be used for expenses associated with the 2018-2019 FTC competition season.  
 
Application available here. Deadline: September 30th, 2018
 
 

MRA Ed-Day 2018 Details

For who: Maryland FIRST Robotics Competition team mentors and students

What: a multi-track robotics education seminar

Date: Saturday 27 October 2018

Location:
Howard Community College, SET Building
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044

Cost: $9 per person (includes lunch)

Doors Open: 8:00 AM
Sessions Begin: 8:30 AM
Lunch: ~11:30 AM to 12:30 AM
Sessions End: 3:30 PM

Click this link for more information and to register: http://mdrobotalliance.org/events/mra-education-day-2018/

Capacity is 160 people and they are 40% there- don't delay!