The Orlando Regional (formerly the Florida Regional) is excited to celebrate their 20th-year anniversary by celebrating our teams, our students, our volunteers and our alumni.
We are looking for our Orlando Regional Stellar Alumni, the ones who are the shooting stars in our FIRST® galaxy. Do you know an alumnus or alumna who has climbed the corporate ladder, is making an impact on their community, the country or even the world? They are solving problems, looking to the stars or teaching the next generation the importance of STEM.
During our 20th regional celebrations, we want to recognize our Orlando/Florida Regional alumni who are making an impact in one or more of the following areas:
- Professional Success: Has this Stellar Alumnus/Alumna excelled in their career or in their research?
- Community Involvement: Does this Stellar Alumnus/Alumna give back to their community through volunteering or philanthropic activities? Do they promote STEM to their community?
- FIRST Involvement: Has this Stellar Alumnus/Alumna continued their involvement with FIRST through mentoring, sponsoring,Regional/Championship Planning, or even at FIRST HQ?
If you know a FIRST Alumni who attended the Florida Regional (1999-2011)/Orlando Regional (2012-2017) as a student that you think is a Stellar Alumni, nominate them! You can be their former mentor or teammate, a friend or co-worker, a parent or their second cousin’s, roommate’s dog sitter, or you can nominate yourself.
To access the nomination form, Click Here.
Nominations are due Friday, December 15th, 2017 by 5pm.
Selected nominees will be showcased at the 20th Orlando Regional in 2018!
GAINESVILLE-UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA KICKOFF
University of Florida
686 Museum Rd
Gainesville, FL 32611 USA
ORLANDO-ORANGE TECHNICAL COLLEGE, MID FLORIDA CAMPUS KICKOFF
Orange Technical College, Mid Florida Campus
2900 W. Oak Ridge Rd
Orlando, FL 32809 USA
ORLANDO-ORLANDO SCIENCE SCHOOLS KICKOFF
Orlando Science Schools
2427 Lynx Lane
Orlando, FL 32804 USA
RIVIERA BEACH-SUNCOAST HIGH SCHOOL KICKOFF
Suncoast High School
1717 AVE S
Riviera Beach, FL 33404 USA
TAMARAC-SONNY’S ENTERPRISES KICKOFF
5605 Hiatus Road
Tamarac, FL 33321 USA
1320 E 9th Ave, Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33605 USA
North/Central FL – Wendy Austin firstname.lastname@example.org
South FL – Sandra Contreras email@example.com
The Florida Off Season Season is upon us! This year, due to challenges in securing venues and event dates, each off-season is managing its own registration, and costs will remain the same across the board:
$200 per FIRST Robotics Competition team, plus $75 for an extra robot
Confirmed events so far are:
- ROBOTICON Tampa Bay at the University of South Florida Sun Dome Arena on October 7 & 8 and
- Mission Mayhem in Ft. Lauderdale, at Dillard High School on October 21 & 22
Panther Prowl in Melbourne may be held at a later date, and a new off-season event in Jacksonville will be announcing a date soon.
As always, ROBOTICON will also include cross-program events for FIRST LEGO League Jr, FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge teams. Please visit ROBOTICON.net and MissionMayhem.org to learn more about each event, and to sign up for either or both off-seasons, and Go Teams!
Selfie with a few hundred of my favorite FIRST peeps – Florida FIRST teams at the 2017 Houston Championship.
I wrap up my time as Regional Director in Central Florida today, June 30, closing the door on five awesome years of working in an official FIRST capacity with teams, coaches, volunteers and mentors across Central Florida and the state. It’s been a joy, a privilege and an honor and I wanted to send along my best wishes to all of you.
Posted in FIRST Championship, FIRST Resources, FIRST Robotics Competition, FLL, FLL Jr., FRC, FTC, Off-Season
Tagged FIRST LEGO League, FIRST LEGO League Jr., FIRST resources, FIRST Robotics Competition, FIRST Senior Mentors, FIRST Tech Challenge, Regional Director Central Florida, STEM education, Terri Willingham