Registration/ Applied for Patent?/ TeamUp/ XPRIZE After Earth Challenge

Coaches:

NATURE’S FURYSM Registration (US/CAN)
As of May 17th, there are over 1,700 teams registered for the NATURE’S FURY season! Is your team one of them? If not, go to http://gofll.usfirst.org to get started.

Applied for Patent?
Has your team ever applied for a patent for an invention that came out of the FLL® Project? Tell us about it! We want to know your teams’ patent stories. Send us a short but sweet summary of your teams’ patent journey to us at fllinnovationaward@usfirst.org.

FIRST® TeamUp
Looking for additional team members for your team? Want to connect with a potential mentor in your area? Register for FIRST TeamUp, now updated for the 2013 season. TeamUp is a system designed to connect people interested in starting FLL teams. TeamUp is not tied to FLL registration, so the only users in the system are people that are actively looking for an FLL connection. Go to   https://my.usfirst.org/FIRSTPortal/Login/fc_login.aspx to get started.

The XPRIZE After Earth Challenge – Now Open
The XPRIZE After Earth Challenge is an educational competition open to students ages 13-17 (with one adult captain).  In the first phase of the challenge, teams upload a video discussing how they are promoting environmental sustainability in their communities and describing the mission they would design to send an unmanned rover to explore a potential site for humanity's next settlement.  

The top ten teams will receive a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® kit to use for their mission and a Sony Handycam to document their experience.  The grand prize winner, as determined by a panel of judges, will be featured on the Blu-ray release of the movie, After EarthRegistration for Phase One opened on April 24th and will remain open until June 7th.  More details here: http://xprizeafterearth.com/