View Full Version : FIRST-SME Cards

01-31-2002, 07:01 PM
Quick question...

We are a rookie team this year, with plans only to go to our local Long Island Regional.... Is it required that all team members register for FIRST-SME identification cards?? It does not seem to be clearly stated anywhere that this is/is not necessary....


Nate Smith
01-31-2002, 07:10 PM
FIRST said last year that they would be required to get into the team parties, but ended up backing off that requirement. This year remains to be seen. However, the information that FIRST gathers throught the SME cards, they need in order to continue getting new grants from different sources. So while it may or may not be required for one reason or another, it seems to be in the best interest of FIRST if you take the few minutes to sign up...

Carolyn Duncan
02-01-2002, 05:46 PM
It also helps out the person who signs up in te long run. When you sign up and then fill out the scholarship profiles you can check the little box for that and you potentially get a little bit more money. Just a suggestion for those looking from the "what's in it for me" angle.

Greg Needel
02-03-2002, 08:58 AM
I have no idea what you are talking about and was curious what SME (society of Mechanical Engineering I'm assuming) Cards are for and where would you sign up for them?

02-03-2002, 12:03 PM
Originally posted by tarbell
I have no idea what you are talking about and was curious what SME (society of Mechanical Engineering I'm assuming) Cards are for and where would you sign up for them?

SME is the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. The cards were supposed to be you "ticket" into the team parties last year but they didn't get them out in enough time. Plus. like Nate said, it also helps them gather information. So, just take a couple minutes, fill it out, and you get this little nifty card sent to you in the mail. If you want to sign up for one, go to http://www.sme.org/first-sme/index.html and you can sign up for one there.


02-21-2002, 04:17 PM
i totally agree jwith the cards. i am not totally sure of all the things that will require this sort of identification but


Elgin Clock
02-21-2002, 04:29 PM
Ah yes anoother FIRSt collectors item, I just got mine and I'm sticking with my opinion that the design we chose this year sucks!

I don't like it that the name is so small...

I also don't like that the card's orientation is at a 90 degree angle as the text when you wear it like they want you to. I'll just get out my Duct Tape and make a custom holder for it!
Simple 'Nuff.

Ian W.
02-21-2002, 04:57 PM
I didn't even get mine yet. :( Everyone else in the entire country seems to have received one, except for me. I think i'm going to go and cry in the corner now. :)

02-21-2002, 05:28 PM

well soon you will get it, or you royally messed up the subscription, but then you can always subscribe for it again and get two!:D

02-21-2002, 10:24 PM

I never got mine either :(

Ian W.
02-21-2002, 11:17 PM
well, we're both on LI, maybe they decided not to send it to us? but no, cause christina's on my team, and someone else on my team just got there's today (and i saw it). grr, i hate it when i get everything last.

02-21-2002, 11:27 PM
Heh....it's because our last names both start with "W"


02-22-2002, 07:44 AM
Originally posted by Ian W.
I think i'm going to go and cry in the corner now. :)
I didnt get mine either, i dont think any one on my team got theirs yet....i hope they are comming soon

Ian W.
02-22-2002, 09:20 AM
Originally posted by WernerNYK
Heh....it's because our last names both start with "W"


i somehow doubt thatm because they assign each name a number, based on when you signed up i assume. i would think they'd mail out by that, but then again, who knows. oh well, hope i get mine today. :D

02-26-2002, 01:39 PM
Ok, did anyone else STILL not get there card????


02-26-2002, 02:10 PM
Still not anything here.....almost one week left until the VCU regional!!

02-26-2002, 04:26 PM
I havn't gotten mine yet, and I registered in early January

02-26-2002, 09:33 PM
Hmm...i got mine, but then again i registered back in late november i think. dont worry, ull get them!!

02-26-2002, 09:48 PM
Still none, and I registered last fall....

02-28-2002, 02:05 AM
Originally posted by 401Mentor
Still none, and I registered last fall....
Don't worry Adam, I ordered mine in the fall for the 2001 competition and didn't get it at all!
Oh, wait you WANT it.
Hrm...I ordered in ...before build time. Have you gone and checked the site to makes sure that you are in the system? If you fill out the app again, it will tell you if you are already registered.

02-28-2002, 12:35 PM
Yeah, maybe I'll do that...

I've actually been registered since 2000, but of course you have to redo it every year....silly things.

03-03-2002, 10:53 AM
Got mine 2 days ago, and I registered Feb. 1. Can't wait till VCU, see you there Adam and team 401!

3 days left!

Joe Ross
03-03-2002, 01:30 PM
I registered Jan 31, and have not received mine yet

Lora Knepper
03-04-2002, 03:23 PM
I registered the first day the site was up... still nothing.

Though, I'm not sure if mine is just lost in the postal service loop somewhere....

03-04-2002, 03:29 PM
I went back a re-registered...

Even though I KNOW I registered, it still re-did it all...how confusing.

03-04-2002, 03:29 PM
Sorry to those who havn't got theirs yet. I got a second one in the mail today. It has the same name number and date.:confused:

03-04-2002, 03:36 PM
Can I have yours at VCU?

03-04-2002, 03:38 PM
Originally posted by AdamT
Can I have yours at VCU?
Yes, you may use one of them.

Elgin Clock
03-04-2002, 03:40 PM
Originally posted by Wetzel
Sorry to those who hvn't got theirs yet. I got a second one in the mail today. It has the same name number and date.:confused:

Ooh one to use and play with and one to preserve in an airtight pouch to make money off of in a few years on Ebay!!!

<carnival barker voice> Hurry, Hurry, Hurry, Step right up and get your official 2002 FIRST collectors card!!! </carnival barker voice>

Wayne Doenges
03-05-2002, 05:23 AM
I got mine yesterday. I applied for it February 3rd.

Wayne Doenges

03-05-2002, 06:29 AM
I applied for mine a few days back. Oops!
I hope KSC lets me in!