Rapid React Coach Email Volume 6: 9-14-21 – iGrants are open!
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 RAPID REACT 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:
- Washington Public Schools only – OSPI grants are now open
- FIRST Washington Registration is open
- Great apprenticeship opportunity – please forward this on to your alum
- FTC Tuesday’s with Kevin – Yes, I realize this is an FRC email!
- First FRC Coaches Chat scheduled for Thursday, Sept 23rd
OSPI Grants are open
For teams affiliated with Washington State Public School, the iGrants have opened. Different schools have different processes so if you have not received the notification, reach out to the Admin at your district who works with you on the iGrant. The grant deadline is November 8.
FIRST Washington Registration is Open
We have shifted gears a bit and changed our FIRST Washington Grant form to a FIRST Washington Registration form. We will still offer grants and there is a spot on the form where you can choose to be considered for a grant. It is important to capture certain demographic for all of our teams so we can continue to raise funds to support our teams as well as our programs which means we need all teams to fill out the registration form. This form will not close but to be considered for a grant, you must complete the form by October 29.
Registration link: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/9dfebe9fcdac41d89994759f7150002f
Great apprenticeship opportunity – please forward this on to your alum!
If you are looking to earn a $50-70K salary while working great hours and building incredible skills (for free!), take less than 10 minutes today and sign-up here for a Multiverse apprenticeship – the deadline to complete your profile is Thursday, September 30th in order to be considered for roles opening in November.
Multiverse is offering incredible opportunities in Software Engineering and Data at tech companies, paying $50-70K in Seattle for individuals without 4-year college degrees.
Am I a great fit? Multiverse is looking for exceptional individuals but does not require you to have any previous professional experience – the program will help you build the technical and durable skills needed to succeed in the role and throughout your career.
You must also fit the following:
- Have a high school diploma, GED, or Associate’s degree
- Do not have a 4-year college degree
- Are between the ages of 18 and 26
- Must be open to a full-time work schedule for a minimum of 12 months
- Must be eligible to work in the US
Any questions? Please contact email@example.com
FTC Tuesday’s With Kevin
Last year Kevin Ross started having online meetings for FTC students to help with their skill building. We realized that many FRC students could also benefit from these meetings since many of the skills are the same.
Kevin is plans to organize various topics for his Tuesday afternoon workshops and we plan to post those topics and descriptions at the end of our regular team blast. Here is the information for the next two Tuesday’s with Kevin!
9-14: Come listen to Mike Magruder who will talk about source code control. Come learn how your team can use git & github to make your programming efforts more efficient & safe.
Who should attend: Your Programming team or students who want to learn about programming. No experience needed!
9-21: Kevin will be talking about how your team can use onshape CAD to design your robot. Onshape works very well with groups of students sharing CAD files. Come find out how it can work for you.
Who should attend: Your design & CAD team or anyone who wants to learn how to use Onsape to CAD. No experience needed!
Here is the link to join the meetings. The link will stay the same from week to week. Feel free to forward this info to the students & mentors on your team!
First FRC Coaches Chat Scheduled for 7:00 pm, Thursday, Sept 23rd & 7:00 pm
Please join us for our first coaches chat of the season! We will be going over the event schedule, talking about event preferencing and how that works (for our new folks) and going over our current plan for the season based on what we know.
This is also an opportunity for FRC coaches to connect, check in with each other and problem solve as a group. Feel free to forward this information to any mentors you would like to attend.
Topic: FRC Coaches Chat
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime
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