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Build Season Pep Talk 2

Hello teams and welcome to week 2! I hope you have all been traveling safely to and from your respective work sites! With our western New York weather please make sure that you are staying safe! Do not put yourself in danger for your robot!!! (Enough with the lecture… anyways…)

Hopefully by now you have been able to read through the game manual, come up with a few strategies and maybe even gotten started prototyping and designing… maybe even building? Make sure you are checking out the updates to the game manual located under “Team Updates” on this page: It’s important that all of your mentors and team members understand the rules. If you have any questions please make sure you get them answered! Glen, Ron, and I are all here for you, so do not wait until the last minute to ask a question!

If you have any pictures of your team working I would love to be able to compile them at the end of build season… and if you aren’t taking pictures, you should start! Documenting the history of your team is oh so very important! Young or old it is important to have images for your future members to look at

Also, Glen already sent an e-mail about the Rochester Rally XII, but I figured I would put a little reminder here as well.
Details: Sunday, February 21st 2016 from 10AM to 4PM .  “Pits” will open at 10AM, snacks & pizza will be sold to help pay for the event.
Location: 25 High School Drive, Penfield NY.  Hosted by Team 1511 – Harris & Penfield High School.  Robot loading will be at the back of the school on the loading dock.
Registration Link:

Due Date Reminders:
February 4th at 3 PM EST: Chariman’s and the Woodie Flower’s Award submissions are due. (16 days left)
February 11th at 3 PM EST: Dean’s List and Entrepreneurship Award submissions are due. (23 days left)
February 23rd at 11:30 PM EST: Stop Build (35 days left)

Good luck and I hope all is well!

Rebecca R. Wasmer
FIRST® Senior Mentor, Western NY