In just over 10 days, thousands of people will descend on the Augusta Civic Center for the state's largest dose of STEM fun!
The event is free and open to the public. The competition teams are all pre-registered but there are still things for you to come and see and try out! And great raffle items to try for!
Or come at 8:00 am and get a breakfast while listening to famed humorist Tim Sample in the Penobscot room (tickets are $15 each and include breakfast). All proceeds go to support the FIRST LEGO League.
So come check it out! Opening Ceremony is at 9:30 and everything should end around 4:00 (Tim Sample will be doing a book signing for his new book around 4:30)
Dear FIRST teams (Students, Parents, Teachers, Mentors) -
Please join us for a SPECIAL SCREENING of SLINGSHOT at the NEW HAMPSHIRE FILM FESTIVAL.
ALL FIRST teams are invited to attend the screening at a significantly discounted ticket price. Please pass this invitation on to all other FIRST teams near enough to Portsmouth to be there.
Our feature length documentary focuses on FIRST Founder, Dean Kamen, and his 15-year quest to solve the world's water crisis. An entire section of the movie is devoted to FIRST.
WHEN: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16TH, 7:30pm
Introduction by FIRST PRESIDENT DON BOSSI. Q & A with Director/Producer PAUL LAZARUS after the screening.
WHERE: THE MUSIC HALL 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, NH 03801
CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR DISCOUNTED TICKET IN ADVANCE ($5.50 - normal ticket price is $16.50): https://nhfilmfestival.com/SlingShotTicket
FOR DISCOUNTED COUPON, ENTER: FIRST
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE MOVIE, VISIT OUR WEBSITE: WWW.SLINGSHOTDOC.COM
Iconoclast, Kamen is a modern hero. His inventions, mostly medical devices, help people in need and ease suffering. SlingShot is a film about an indomitable man who just might have enough passion, will, and innovative thinking to create a solution for the dire water crisis that affects billions.
A quirky genius with a sharp wit and a provocative worldview, Kamen is our era's Thomas Edison. He takes on the world's grand challenges one invention at at time. Best known for his Segway Human Transporter, Kamen has reconceived kidney dialysis, engineered an electric wheelchair that can climb stairs (the iBot), reworked the heart stent, built portable insulin pumps, founded FIRST robotics to inspire young students, and on and on. Holder of over 440 patents, Kamen devotes himself to dreaming up products that improve people's lives. For the last 15 years, he has relentlessly pursued an effective way to clean up the world's water supply.
FIRST has started a pilot program that could save schools that are hosting multiple teams a significant amount of money. Schools that are interested will have to apply for the program and they can apply by filling out a Survey Monkey form. The application process will be open until September 30th or until they reach 1000 teams, whichever comes first.
If you would like found out more about this pilot program please check out the document below.
To get call in/internet information to join the meeting, visit our FLL website at:
http://www.mainerobotics.org/first-lego-league.html and info is at the bottom of the middle column. Or you can get the directions on how to call in from the PDF directly here.
If you can not make the meeting today, don't worry we have another one Monday September 8th at 3:30 PM.