GENERAL CLUB NEWS

Note From Ashley

I hope everyone enjoyed the snow!  Just a reminder: the first qualifier for Teams 731 and 5795 is 5 weeks away on January 13th and the first qualifier for Teams 6183 and 10195 is 7 weeks away on January 27th.  If teams wish to meet over break at TSL, then they must have two parents minimum at TSL to supervise.

In terms of deadlines: January 5th for 731 and 5795 and January 12th for 6183 and 10195 are the deadlines to have the Engineering Notebook up-to-date as well as to have the team ready to start practicing interviews.  Also, every Friday after January 5th from 7:00-8:00pm, the field will be open only to those wishing to scrimmage.  This is to encourage teams to start finishing up their robot and to start moving on to the refining stage.

Good luck to everyone with midterms and finals!

FRC/FTC – ALL STUDENTS

FRC

Team 1533

FRC FIRST– Parents will continue receiving an invitation to register their student for the team through FIRST if under 18 years old. Any student 18 and over will receive an invite.  Please look for an email from  donotreply@firstinspires.org. Any questions email team parent Laura @lada7042@gmail.com

FIRST North Carolina registration

FRC students and parents please register online here

Registration needs to be completed before kickoff

FRC Kickoff Sign Up

FRC Kickoff is just around the the corner,Jan. 6, 2018.This is a very important event for all the FRC students. Please make every effort to attend. We will be in need of parents to help carpool students.

Kickoff Sign upNew! Email Blast Opt In: Share this link with anyone on your team – parents, team members, mentors – who want to receive updates from FIRSTRobotics Competition directly to their inbox.

FTC

Team 731

Because of our favorite thing, finals, we didn’t do much this week. Almost crunch time!

Team 5795

With Finals quickly approaching our build time was minimal this week but we still developed the robot significantly. It is now capable of movement and has a primitive tele-op code as well as functional intake and scoring mechanism. Of course, each need fine tuning and adjustments so that the mechanisms function as intended. We are continuing outreach with Bluford and looking forward to our fast approaching scrimmage.

Team 6183

Nothing to report

Team 10195

We were caught off guard by the snowfall, however, some of our team members were able to go to TSL today to work on the robot. We completed the relic linear slides and worked on the engineering notebook. Looking forward to qualifiers!

OUTREACH

Irving Park Elementary School Science Fair

We still need members to sign up for the the Irving Park Science Fair! It will be held on this Tuesday, December the 12th from 5-7pm at Irving Park Elementary School. If you are interested in helping out please sign-up hereThanks!

Guilford County Science Fair

Guilford County will be hosting its annual Science Fair at the Greensboro Science Center on Wednesday, January 17th from 10 am – 1pm! Because this is on a school day, we will set up shifts that students can sign up for to accommodate school schedules. The sign up is here. Remember it’s never too early to sign up! Please ask parents if they are available to chaperone as well.

Canned Foods Drive

Please remember to bring in canned or other non-perishable foods for our continuing canned food drive from last year. Thanks!

MARKETING

Nothing to report.

TREASURY

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Dec. 12 Irving Park Outreach
Jan. 6 FRC Kickoff- Inmar, Winston-Salem
Jan. 13 FTC Qual. Cardinal Gibbons -Teams 731 and 5795
Jan. 19 Women in Engineering Night
Jan. 27 FTC Qual. S. Guilford-Teams 6183 and 10195
Feb. 3 FTC Qual. N. Guilford- All FTC Teams
Feb. 10 FTC State Championship
Mar. 23-25 FRC Qualifier, UNC Asheville
Mar. 29-30 FRC Qualifier, Winston-Salem Fairgrounds