We invite you to join us at the 2010 FIRST Robotics Competition Washington DC Regional! This is our second year at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (Hall C), and I join our Regional Director, Pattie Cook, in extending a hearty welcome to Jr.FLL, FLL and FTC teams from the metropolitan area. Bring the family! This event is free and open to the general public. Watch high school student-built robots compete. Visit Technology Row, Scholarship Row and our FIRST Expo, featuring Junior FIRST LEGO League, FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge exhibits and activities. We have several exciting outreach opportunities for teams during the Washington DC Regional. Field Trips to the DC Regional We are offering Field Trips to the DC Regional (please refer to the flyer - CLICK HERE<http://dc-first.org/images/field_trip_to_the_dc_regional.pdf>) on Friday and Saturday. Team ambassadors will lead small groups (5-6 students and an adult) on tours of the Pit Area and FIRST EXPO. FIRST EXPO On Friday and Saturday, we welcome local Jr.FLL, FLL and FTC teams to exhibit during our FIRST Expo (LEGO models, WeDo kits, NXT and TETRIX robots only). FIRST EXPO Hours: 2 Jr.FLL teams, 1 FLL team and 1 FTC are desired for each 3-4 hour time slot Available Time Slots: Friday, March 5, 2010 7:30 am – 11:30 am (VIP Breakfast) 11:30 pm – 3:30 pm (VIP Lunch) Saturday, March 6, 2010 9 am – 12 pm 12 pm – until Closing Ceremonies Volunteers: One DC Regional volunteer will be available to explain exhibits and restock literature as needed. Team mentors are expected to monitor their students and robots at all times. Convention Center to provide: Tables - 9 Electricity - 2 outlets (one for FLL, one for FTC) FIRST to provide: FIRST brochures, folders, literature, FLL ½ table with Smart Moves field mat and missions, HotShot! field and game elements Teams to provide: Jr.FLL: Show Me Posters and models FLL and FTC: Robots, laptop, pit decorations, tri-folds, notebooks, research presentation props, engineering notebooks - anything within reason that you want to carry in that will showcase your team! Please respond by email immediately at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> if you are interested in any of these opportunities. Take care, and I’m looking forward to seeing you at the DC Regional. Denise M. Lewis FIRST Assistant Regional Director - District of Columbia FIRST Senior Mentor - District of Columbia For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Email: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/denise.m.lewis1 Twitter: http://twitter.com/dmlewisfirst LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/denisemlewis1 -- To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or leave the list". -- VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via VADCFLL-ADMIN-L. Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-admin-l.html to subscribe.