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2009 FRC Remote Kickoff at NJIT

The 2009 FRC Remote Kickoff at NJIT will be taking place Saturday, January 3, 2008. New Jersey Institute of Technology will host approximately 30 teams at their Campus Center. Teams will be watching a broadcast presentation hosted on NASA TV or as a webcast streamed from the NASA website. Following the webcast, teams will divide and attend several workshops to prepare them for the build season.

Venue Address and Website:
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Jim Wise Theatre, Kupfrian Hall
54 Summit Street
Newark, NJ  07102

Need directions to the venue? Click here

Parking Information:

Please park in the NJIT Parking Deck.
For a map of the NJIT Campus and Parking Lots, please click here.

Cancellation in the Event of Inclement Weather:
In the event of adverse weather conditions, please call (973) 596-3234 for details starting at 6:00am. Arrangements to pick up your Kit of Parts will be made for Monday, January 7th if necessary.

In the event of a cancellation, teams may watch the webcast from the NASA FIRST Kick-off website. If your local cable TV system carries NASA TV, you can watch the proceedings from the comfort of your own homes. For more information on Digital NASA TV, please click here.

Event Schedule:

7:45 - 9:30am

Registration and Networking Gallery, 2nd Floor, Campus Center

9:30 - 10:00am

Welcome and Introduction Main Ballroom, Campus Center

10:00 - 11:30am

Downlink of Kickoff from Manchester, NH Main Ballroom, Campus Center
11:30 - 12:00pm Brainstorming and Game Review

Main Ballroom, Campus Center

12:15 - 1:15pm

Lunch B

Campus Center

Workshops Set A

Please see Workshop Schedule

1:30 - 2:30pm

Lunch A

Campus Center

Workshops Set B

Please see Workshop Schedule

12:00 - 3:00pm

Kit Distribution

Atrium Lounge, Campus Center

VERY IMPORTANT: Breakfast and Lunch:
NJIT facilities are closed on January 3 because of the day of the week (Thursday) on which New Years Day falls. NO FOOD VENDORS WILL BE OPEN ON CAMPUS. WE SUGGEST THAT EVERYONE BROWN BAGS IT FOR BREAKFAST AND LUNCH. We apologize for this inconvenience, but it is a situation being encountered by our kick-offs held on university campuses across the country.

A set of 10 workshops will be offered at the NJIT kickoff event. They will be split into two sessions, the first from 12:15pm to 1:15pm and the second from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. Upon arrival and registration of your team at the kickoff, your team will be assigned to one of two groups and given a workshop schedule. Though there is no limit on how many students may attend each workshop, please be courteous and save room so every team has a chance to participate.

Click here for a summary of each workshop, and important documents related to each workshop. Please download/print these presentations and worksheets for use during the kickoff and during your build season.

Kit of Parts Distribution: 
Kit distribution will take place between 12:00pm and 3:00pm only. You are encouraged to bring hand trucks, dollies, or strong young hands to assist getting the kits to your vehicle. There will be 2 plastic crates of approx 80 pounds each and 2 or 3 cardboard boxes.

Team Attendance:
Please click here for a list of confirmed teams for the 2008 FRC Remote Kickoff at NJIT. The number of people (students and adults) attending the Kickoff may not exceed the number initially indicated in your registration. Please note, in any case, no more team may bring more than 20 people.

For more information, please contact Donald Bowers [email protected] at or at (908) 635-9180.

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