Hello FIRST teams,
Many thanks need to go out to all teams who have provided pre-season training and many thanks to all the rookie teachers, mentors and students who have given of their time to attend these wonderful events.
A couple of clarifications regarding Early Shipment of Controllers.
If you received a NASA grant, FIRST automatically moved you into the category of “Yes” on Early Controller shipments since NASA is picking up your team’s shipping expense. This amount is above and beyond the $6,000 that is paying for your registration fees and kit of parts so a big thanks to NASA’s generosity. (I still advise you to check your TIMS account and mark “Yes” for Early Controller shipment and N/A for the shipper just in case)
If your team is being supported by a Boeing grant:
- update TIMS and check “Yes” for Early Controller Shipment
- indicate the carrier you would like to use for shipment (FedEx, UPS, etc)
- input an accurate account number
Do not worry if your TIMS accounts shows “unpaid” as our finance department is aware of your Boeing support, but is behind in getting the TIMS system updated.
Also, if you have not yet registered for a Kick off location for Saturday, Jan 3, please do so prior to Dec 5.
Seattle – Interlake HS, Bellevue, WA
Spokane area – Eastern WA U, Cheney
Portland – Oregon City HS
Mid-Valley OR – OSU Campus – LaSells Stewart Center