Hello from Florida FIRST Tech Challenge!
Please Read this update carefully and completely!
The 2014-15 FTC season concluded on April 25, 2015 with the final matches of at the World Championship in St. Louis. Congratulations to team 6433 Neutrinos from Lakeland, FL for being the captain of the Winning Alliance at the FTC World Championships. Florida has been on the FTC Winning Alliance for four of the last seven seasons. Congratulations to all six of the Florida FTC teams that did an outstanding job of representing Florida at the World Championships: 3888 Greased Lightning, 4997 Masquerade, 5257 Eagles Robotics Xperience, 6433 Neutrinos , 6451 Tarpon Robotics, and 7477 Super 7.
I would also like to send a special thank you to all of the Florida volunteers that helped make 2014-15 another successful FTC season. The state leadership committee, league committees, state championship committee, event volunteers, and coaches/mentors are key to the success of the program. The Florida FTC program would not exist without the long hours and dedication of the fantastic Florida volunteers. THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH!!!
Over the last several months there have been a number of exciting announcements about the FTC program including a new control system that will be used next season. This new control system is a significant change from using the Lego NXT and we are planning on holding a number of workshops at the September 12, 2015 kick-off events to help teams preparing for the season. We are also hoping to hold demonstrations and workshops with the new electronics system starting in August so please make sure you carefully read any new Florida FTC email newsletters. There are a number of important topics in this newsletter that will help you prepare for the 2015-16 FTC season.
1. FTC Registration – 2015-16 Season
2. FTC Financial Grants
3. US Air Force Leadership Opportunity
4. Important Dates – September 12, 2015 FTC Kick-off