I apologize for sending a FTC/VEX email to FLL groups, but I thought some of you with older students/team members would like to see this. It was posted on the GA FLL group list.
Grant Imahara VEXplorer Robot Challenge http://www.botmag.com/articles/contest.shtml
Yes, that's the Grant Imahara, http://www.myspace.com/grantimahara of Mythbusters. "Students age 14 and up can apply to be one of 25 contestants who will receive free VEXplorer, http://www.revell.com/VEXplorer.275.0.html kits for use in the contest, www.botmag.com/articles/contest.shtml.
The object is to create an interesting, unique application using just the components that come in the kit. Contest rules require posting of entries on YouTube. The
top winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship fund, 2nd place a $2,000 scholarship, and (10) runner-ups will get $200 gift certificates to www.vexlabs.com
Any who wish to enter will first need to email a short description of their design concept-Grant Imahara and Robot magazine will pick the 25 contestants from these applications by March 24, and the winners will be picked by Grant Imahara himself in early June- they will be announced in the September-August 2008 issue of Robot magazine."
Please pass this information on to your students who might be interested in this opportunity.