Infinite Recharge Coach Email Volume 3 9/22/20
If you are new to this email this is the place where you will find all of the Washington specific FIRST Robotics Competition information. Coaches in the FIRST system for the INFINITE RECHARGE season will be added once teams are able to register for events. Every email from me will be numbered and that number lets you know which update it is, if you miss an update you can find it on our website.
Here is what I have for you today:
- What are your plans for this season?
- iGrants are now open – Washington teams only
- Boeing Grants are now open and close Sept 30!
- Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge!
What are your plans for this season?
Like everyone else, we are trying to make plans while hitting a moving target. It would help us know how to support you if we understand what your plans and your challenges are. If you could take a brief moment to fill out this survey we would be so grateful! I know several of you have sent me an email with your team status (Thank you!) Even though you emailed me, if you could just take a moment to fill this survey out, it will put all of the info in one place and help me with tracking. (We are surveying over 1000 teams so it can be hard to track if the info isn’t all in one place.)
iGrants are now open
I know many of you have been watching and waiting, iGrants are now open! If you are affiliated with a public school in Washington, you are able to apply for an iGrant. For more information, talk with your building admin. The deadline to apply is Monday, November 2nd. Remember, and admin from your school has to approve the application so don’t wait until the last minute, get it turned in right away!
Boeing Grants are now open
Boeing grants are now open! If you have a Boeing mentor, they will need to apply through the internal Boeing network. The information I have is that the grant closes Sept 30 so don’t delay!
Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge!
We know that back-to-school is exceptionally challenging this year and keeping students engaged and inspired is top of mind for all teachers. Try out this free, 3-hour virtual challenge to teach your students the power of coding while uncovering how Amazon uses computer science and robotics daily to deliver customer orders.
The Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge is free, open to anyone, and recommended for grades 4 and up. Register students with your unique class codes to track and celebrate progress throughout the challenge.
Meet Ashley and Abakir, two Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship recipients, as they introduce this year’s challenge. They will guide students through the challenge and speak about their own computer science journeys.
The challenge can be broken into four 45 minute or three 60 minute lessons for any class (Intro to CS, AP CSP, science, math, etc). Review lesson objectives, agendas, and all materials to prepare for great in-person or virtual instruction.
Complete the challenge with your classroom by December 18, 2020, and be eligible to win $250 for your class. Each month from August- December, Amazon Future Engineer will raffle off five $250 gift cards to classrooms that have completed the challenge and final survey with at least 12 students. Want more information? See here for all details.
Learn more at AmazonFutureEngineer.com
Important Dates and Deadlines
11-2: iGrant Due
Senior Program Manager