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● Upcoming Meetings ●
● Finalists!!!! ● New Students (ACTION REQUIRED) ●
● New Students (Other Important Stuff) ● Questions? ●

Upcoming Meetings

Our upcoming meetings are listed below, new students are welcome at these meetings so if you are new, don't be afraid to join in! Zoom info for the meetings will be posted in Slack in the #announcements channel. See below for getting access to the team's Slack.
  • Monday, June 14 - 6:00pm-8:00pm: GIC Team Meeting
  • Tuesday, June 15 - 5:30pm-7:30pm: Full team meeting
  • Friday, June 18 - 6:30pm-8:30pm: GIC Team Meeting
  • Slack Messages - Anytime - Everyone!
  • Other meetings may happen by student arrangement outside of the listed times above
We recognize that these times and dates may not work for everyone. Let us know if they don't and we will do our best to accommodate you. We are still working on the schedule for the remainder of the summer and into the fall.

Until further notice, the meetings will be held remotely via Zoom but we are optimistic about hybrid/in-person options for vaccinated individuals soon.


That's right!!! We're officially Finalists now for not just one FIRST Robotics Competition event, but two!!! If you haven't heard yet!!!  We're still very excited about it and want to make sure we get the word out.

We were announced as one of the top 20 Game Design Competition finalists. You can see the broadcast here.  The linked URL should skip to about the 1hr:30m mark but if it doesn't then that is where some familiar faces announced our achievement:

If that wasn't exciting enough, please make sure you check out the absolutely stunning animation work we did here:

And then, please vote for the team by going here and voting for us in the survey: If you can, please get everyone you know to vote for the team by sharing out our video and link to the poll. We're very proud of the work we've done this year and want to share this with as many people as we can.

This is all in addition to the amazing work that our Global Innovation Competition team has done and we've shared previously.  Both groups are now preparing for their finalist interviews so please wish us luck in the final round.  We'll post more details and where to watch the awards celebrations once we have it.



We've been getting quite a few emails from prospective students lately, and it's awesome! Like you all, we are very excited. You might be wondering how you can attend team meetings and start talking to all of us and that's going to be done through Slack. Slack is a chat communication tool that you'll need to install or bring up on your device. To get access to Slack, click the following link: so you can send an email to (The link will create an email with the correct subject line) and let us know we need to add you to our team's Slack. You must send this email to let us know, even if you've already been in touch.

Parents of prospective students, please have your student send the above email. We want them to be in Slack so they can talk to all of the other students and mentors, get assistance, and be a part of the team. It's a part of the team experience. If you are interested in being involved, email mentors to see about mentoring options or helping with meals later in the season.

Once in Slack, you'll notice a couple of channels that you have been added to automatically. The #announcements channel is where you'll find links and info about the team meetings. The #general channel, where we ask questions for polls and talk about all kinds of things related to the team.  The #random channel is a good place to post all kinds of interesting things that aren't related to much else. There also A LOT of other channels and they are more specialized. Take some time to explore Slack and get to know what else we have.

Once you have been added to the team's Slack - Please introduce yourself in the #general channel. We will welcome you with loads of emoji reactions and probably a threaded message. Introductions don't need to be elaborate - just a sentence or two about yourself.  Who you are, where you are from, why you are interested in robotics, or anything else you want to tell us about you! We want to get to know you!

New Students (Other Important Stuff)

Our team handbook hasn't been updated for the coming year yet. In fact, it won't be updated for another few months but that shouldn't stop you from reading it now. Yes, we know it's a bit long but it's a good read - it's also one of the best ways to learn about the team and get to understand a lot of the things you'll want to know.  You can find it at

Ask questions in Slack or via email when you have them.  We want to help, but we can't do that unless you ask! No one is going to make you feel bad for asking for help, we promise. We are here to help you learn.


As always, if you have any questions, please send an email to
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