Exciting news from Autodesk coming this Thursday

This Thursday, October 31st, Autodesk will be announcing an exciting new program that will benefit all FIRST teams.

An email will be sent by FIRST to all teams, so check your email on Thursday for the details.

Did I miss it? What is the exciting news?

Wondering the same thing here

I just checked my Inbox, Trash, and Junk folder.

So, I have a Riddle for you:


Nothing so far, checked Autodeskā€™s website/twitter and still nothing.

If Autodesk were to announce something in regards to FIRST robotics, they would announce it here:

For those who did not see the FIRST email blast on Thursday, here is a copy of what was sent out. This is great news for FIRST teams and I encourage you to apply for the grants. Links are provided in the text that will provide more information.

Dear FIRST Team,

To make it easier for teams to design the next great robot, FIRST has partnered with Autodesk, to provide AutodeskĀ® Design Academy 2014 software licenses to schools who have a FIRST program. The Autodesk grant program is designed to help inspire students to develop a lifelong love for design and prepare them for successful careers. The software will be available free* to schools that have an active and registered FIRST team for the 2013/2014 competition year. The grant provides access to Autodesk software that can be used to support extracurricular competition programs as well as in classroom use.

Teachers can apply for the Autodesk software grant on behalf of their school by completing the simple grant request form available at the Software tab at www.autodesk.com/first.

Please visit www.autodesk.com/first at the Software tab to read the Autodesk Grant Resource Guide and learn more about the Autodesk grant program.

Students and faculty can also download free* Autodesk software for their personal computers at: http://students.autodesk.com.