IndianaFIRST Consent & Release Forms
Good news! The IndianaFIRST Consent and Release form is ONLINE! When students, mentors, and parents register they will get to fill out the FIRST consent and release and the IndianaFIRST consent and release. The Consent and Release form should be completed for each person attending an IndianaFIRST district event. Check out this step-by-step guide on how to register!
Press Release Templates
Chris Osborne has put together some templates for teams to use for getting the word out to their local media outlets!
FIRST Informational Handouts
Is your team interested in helping recruit schools and community groups to form FIRST teams? Do you need some informational handouts to help? Click on the following links to get a couple of .pdf files that can help.
2019 Kickoff Slide Presentation
This presentation has links to surveys, events, and other important resources for our Indiana FRC teams. Please download and show at your kickoff event and share the links with your team.
Has your team invited an elected official to your shop, school, meeting place? Have you invited them to come see you at competition to learn more about FIRST and the amazing opportunities FIRST provides your students?
First – Find your legislator
Send an email or written invite to them. Make sure to provide all your dates for competition. Legislators are busy and the more dates you give, the more likely they will visit.
Make sure to thank them for their time. Take plenty of pictures, post to social media, and share with us!
Don’t hesitate to reach out to IndianaFIRST: Chris Osborne email@example.com if you have questions about what to discuss with legislators, what to ask for, or what to support. Remember, this isn’t about politics. This is about getting more access to hands-on, mentor-based STEM programs for ALL Hoosier children. This isn’t about money for FIRST or IndianaFIRST.
General Grant Resources
Many colleges and universities, professional associations, and corporations offer college scholarships to high school students on FIRST teams, including four Indiana based schools:
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Kenzie Academy Inc.
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
University of Evansville
Williams Comfort Air and Mr. Plumber are excited to once again present a scholarship opportunity to Central Indiana seniors. Fifteen (15) one-time scholarships totaling $15,000 will be awarded to high school seniors who are seen as ExtraordinAIRy Treasures to our future. These students will have demonstrated ExtraordinAIRy life skills such as community service, overcoming obstacles, leadership activities and family commitment to name a few. Students from Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan and Shelby counties who will enroll in a university, community college or vocational/trade school upon graduation can be nominated. There are no requirements for GPA or career choice.
Click here to apply for the ExtraordinAIRy Treasures scholarship.
Branding Guidelines Webinar with Renaissance Electronic Services
FIRST Twitch.TV Kitbot Build with Deejay Knight
HQ put together an awesome live stream today where friends of Spectrum Katie Widen and Nick Lawrence helped Deejay Knight assemble the AM14U4 kit chassis. If you are new to building the kit chassis, we highly recommend you watch the recorded video and follow along with the build. Katie and Nick will teach you a lot and make sure your drive train is built the correct way.
Link to the VOD: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/359948486
The Compass Alliance
Find the support your team needs at this website created by teams for teams. There is a pathways program for teams to follow. Great documents, links, and resources. Check it out!
Event Dates: 6/23/19 – 6/25/19 | Location: Washington, DC
To change culture to value STEM, we must get our policy makers in our nation’s capitol on board with knowing about and supporting FIRST and STEM in education. If we are not there telling them about our experiences, no one else is! This is a conference consisting of training to prepare students and mentors for meetings with their Senators and Members of Congress in their offices on Capitol Hill. We will train you in the Do’s and Don’ts of these meetings and give you time to practice and organize talking points so you are ready for the meeting. We will also help you navigate around Capitol Hill and be available to help if you need it. If this is your first year in D.C. or first time meeting with your Senators or Members of Congress, we will focus on relationship building.