Morgan Freeman in FIRST Promo Video

In case you missed it, Morgan Freeman, FIRST enthusiast and the former Electric Company Easy Reader, is featured in a 3-minute FIRST promo video produced by Paul Lazarus of White Dwarf Productions for the Championship this year. Check it out!

FIRST TeamUp – New Features

Greetings FIRST TeamUp Users –

New Features: Users

  • Upon initial login for 2011 season, users are forced to read and accept the privacy policy, user agreement, and age verification at the bottom of the profile page.
  • Your selections for the “My Selection” area remain the same from last season. If you have updates to this section you can click in the upper right of the screen to get to the “My Selection” area. Remember to “Submit”/save your choices.

o   If you DO NOT want to be contacted by other individuals, please uncheck all boxes in the “My Selection” area. This will take your name out of the search and you will not be contacted.

New Features: Overall

  • If you are looking for a team for your child to join, we strongly recommend that you select the “Connect with Others in My Area” selection. We have found that there are many users searching for teams who, due to many different circumstances, cannot accept new members. Starting a new team with others in your area is a great solution!
  • On the “Search” results page you’ll notice a section that lists the Senior Mentors throughout the United States and the FLL Operational Partners in your area.

o   Contact the Senior Mentors to ask advice when starting a team or with general season questions.

o   Contact the FLL Operational Partner with questions about how FLL is run in your area.

Go directly to FIRST TeamUp:

Thank you for your continued patience.

FIRST TeamUp Support

FLL Global Innovation Award Due

Entries continue to come in each day for the FLL Global Innovation Award presented by The X PRIZE Foundation and in cooperation with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

We now have 137 submissions from 12 countries around the world.

More than 238,000 votes have been cast.

On March 18, we will cease accepting new submissions and voting will close. A panel of judges will review the ideas and determine the top innovations. The judges’ top 3 teams will be invited to an awards ceremony at the USPTO in Washington, D.C., on June 16.

Student Experiments Aboard Space Shuttle

As part of their Students Spaceflight Experiments Program, the National Center for Earth Space and Science Education is looking for school districts interested in having a student experiment aboard the the U.S. Space Shuttle Atlantis. Interested districts are invited to host a science project competition and would be able to have the winning project travel up to the cosmos with the shuttle!

If you’re interested in learning more, please click here. Also, to get information about the current projects going up in the Space Shuttle Endeavour, scheduled to launch in April, click here.

CRITITAL DEADLINE: In order to participate in this project, your community must sign up by March 15th.