At FSR, we know how hard it is to wait! FLL, FLLJr, and FTC challenge release dates are right around the corner.
So,with excitement growing, and with thanks to FTC team 8390–Nerd Herd–from Charlottesville, VA, here’s a little Kickoff shuffle to help us get ready!
To all rookie teams– Welcome! We’re so excited to have you. It’s going to be another great year.
FIRST Volunteers agree: it’s easy to get started, and impossible to stop!
Whether you have a weekend to help, want to start a new team and mentor for a length of time, have technical or non-technical expertise, there is a volunteer role suited to your unique interest and working with students of all ages.
Learn more here...
Carol Perrotto- 2016 Woodie Flowers Award Finalist
Last April 16, at the Mid-Atlantic Robotics District Championship
held at Lehigh University,
longtime MOE FRC mentor and FSR board member, Carol Perrotto, was named the mid-Atlantic region’s 2016 finalist for the prestigious Woodie Flowers award. In addition to her role as team mentor, Carol has served on the board of Mid-Atlantic Robotics and as referee and head referee at regional and international FRC events.
This award recognizes and celebrates “effective communication in the art and science of engineering and design and mentors who lead, inspire and empower using excellent communication skills.”
Students across the world can nominate a mentor for consideration– someone who has done an outstanding job of motivation through communication while also challenging them to be clear and succinct as well as to recognize the value of communication. Each year regional and district finalists vie for the Woodie Flowers Award (WFA) which is presented to one winner at the FIRST World Championship.
We are so fortunate in our high caliber of mentors here in Delaware. Over the years, four FSR mentors have received the finalist award and, in 2011, John Larock was named World Champion Woodie Flowers Award Winner.
Woodie Flowers Finalist Awards from FSR
- 2004 – Joe Perrotto
- 2005 – Lou Rosanio
- 2006 – John Larock
- 2016 – Carol Perrotto
From FIRST July Newsletter-
China Genwright, 2016 FIRST VISTA Volunteer award
On June 24, 2016, FIRST VISTA member China Genwright was recognized for her outstanding work as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Delaware and the District of Columbia over the past two years during the third annual FedServe Inter-Agency STEM Volunteer Fair in Washington, DC. She was described as a role model to other college grads, but we also know she is an amazing coach, event organizer, camp leader and more. Congratulations, China!