Students in FLL will discover what can be done when intense natural events meet the places people live, work, and play. You can learn more and register a team at the FLL website. Also, Kim Wierman, who was the acting Director of FLL, has officially been promoted to that position.
http://www.juniorfirstlegoleague.org to learn more! And remember, starting a Jr. FLL team is a great way for an FTC team to give back to their community and inspire the next generation of STEM leaders.
In FTC we've been busy designing the game and writing the rules, updating manuals and making sure everything is ready for our September 7th Kickoff. We've balanced these preparation with creating rookie training resources, planning for the Super-Regional Championship Tournaments and growing the department.
FTC would like to welcome two new members to our HQ staff. Erin Fadden and Carin Plante both started this week as FTC Program Coordinators! We are excited to have them join the team and their talents will help tremendously as FTC continues to grow.
While I'm on the topic, FIRST is also growing and you can find a list of opportunities to work for FIRST at www.usfirst.org/employment. Will you be the next FIRST employee?
The FIRST Robotics Competition crew is hard at work on logistics for the upcoming season. January is a little ways off, but the FRC Kickoff will be here before we know it. I'd like to congratulate Frank Merrick, formerly the acting Director of FRC. Back in June, he was officially made the Director of FRC. You can read more about it from Frank over at the FRC Blog.
That's about it from around here. I hope you'r have a great summer and are getting excited for the new FTC game. Kickoff is in less than two months and this year's game is looking awesome!