I recently met Brian Osgood, Commander of the Pearl Harbor Shipyard. He is involved in the FIRST competition and they are gearing up for next summer. This time they are planning outreach (and hopefully involvement) by other countries (particularly China). because of the coincidence with RIMPAC the major Naval operation.
If anyone is interested in getting involved in FIRST please cont,ct Brian Osgood at firstname.lastname@example.org or 808 474 9119, or James Ibanez at email@example.com.
They want to make this a true Pan-Pacific Operation, so people who are involved in Asian commerce are of particular interest. This may include (hint hint) Dan Leuck, Bee Leng Chua, and many others.
Please spread this information and talk it up with folks you know.