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1 Shenendehowa High School FIRST Robotics Team

2 What is FIRST? Vision "To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes." -Dean Kamen, Founder Mission Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

3 Who is Team 20?

4 Core Values and Mission Team 20s mission is to inspire our students to become world leaders and gain positive global recognition. We strive to develop a world class program that will inspire our students to be a world class team, and to build world class robots. We will continually improve ourselves in order to create opportunities for competitive success. We will build on our success of the past; ever improving, ever maintaining integrity, and ever being a beacon of inspiration.

5 Pre-Season: Fall

6 Build Season Kick-Off –January 4, 2013 – Watch live broadcast as a group – Split into groups to understand the game – Brainstorm functionalities of ideal robot – Organize and prioritize ideas – Design Trade-off matrix

7 Build Season: January/February

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9 Competitions: March/April

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11 Post-Season: Spring and Summer

12 Meetings Pre-Season (Fall): – Every Thursday evening at 7-9pm – Rooms 134 and 136 of High School East Build Season (January/February): – Weeknights 7-9pm in Rooms 134 & 136 of High School East – Thursdays are full team report out meetings. Other meetings are flexible working meetings. – Weekends 10am-4pm as needed Post Season (Spring/Summer): – As needed

13 Important Dates Fundraising Kickoff –IN TWO WEEKS: Thursday, October 17, 2013 –MANDATORY FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS River Rage Off-Season Tournament –Saturday, October 26, 2013 (more info to come) 2013 Game Kickoff (held locally as a team) –Saturday, January 4, 2014 Tech Valley Regional Competition –Friday & Saturday, March 14-15, 2014 Second Regional on availability 2014 FIRST Championship Competition, St. Louis, MO –Wednesday thru Saturday, April 23-26, 2014

14 Role and Responsibility of the Student Held to same standards as all other Shen clubs and sports Attend all Meetings Safety Glasses Maintain a notebook (ideas, progress, reflections, etc.) Meet fall fundraising goal (to be introduced October 17) 40 hours active participation during the build season Team apparel at Community Events and Competitions

15 ROLE OF PARENTS You are welcome at all meetings and events! You are an important part of our family and our success. Parents of Freshmen are required to travel with their student to all overnight competitions. You can help in so many ways: Supporting your student Transportation of equipment Becoming a mentor Assisting with fundraising Grant writing Providing food and refreshments for our weekend build season You do NOT need to be an engineer to help out!

16 WHOS WHO?

17 TEAM 20 BUDGET IncomeExpenses Family Donations$28,125Fall Season$3,000 River Rage$1,500River Rage$2,000 Tech Valley Regional$0Tech Valley Regional$9,000 Second Regional$3,500Second Regional$12,000 Championships$13,500Championships$20,000 Corporate Donations$10,000Off Season Events$3,000 Individual Donations$2,500Team Spirit & Shirts$4,000 Employer Matching$2,500Parts & Machining$15,000 United Way$3,000Miscellaneous$4,000 Team Fundraising$12,000Contingency$4,625 Total$76,625Total$76,625

18 MEMBERSHIP CONTRIBUTION Each student $375 due 10/24 Includes Tech Valley Regional Competition OPTIONAL COMPETITIONS: based on engagement and first come first serve basis as bus space allows River Rage $50 due 10/17 (Students and Parents) Second Regional $70 and Application due 2/6 St. Louis Championships $450 Make checks to: Rugrunners Robotics Inc. *Students name on memo line of check

19 COMPETITION POLICY Students must fulfill Roles & Responsibilities, complete Activity Log, and apply to attend optional competitions. Application form includes: What have you done so far this year? What have you learned? How will you contribute at the competition? Spirit Scouting Safety Pit Crew Drive Team Other_________ Which competitions do you want to attend? Second Regional March 28-29, 2014 $70__No __Yes St Louis, MO April 23-26, 2014 $450__No __Yes Post-Season Events Application, Activity Log, & Payment are due by Thurs, February 6 (Week 5). Participation at optional competitions will be decided by the Advisors and Board, with input from mentors, student leaders, & others.

20 FOCUS FOR THE FALL Robot Maintenance/Build a Bot VEX Competition Safety Animation Fundraising Programming/Controls Outreach And Much, Much, More!

21 COMMUNICATION Team Website: FIRST Website: Helpful Forum: Facebook Group: Will Be Invited Twitter: Team20Robotics, Team20Rose Youtube End each Thursday meeting with a 15-minute wrap up. Parents are requested to come in and join us for important information

22 PAPERWORK Shenendehowa Schools Emergency Forms Team 20 Code of Conduct - Signature of student and parent/guardian FIRST Release Form Adult Volunteers: Shen documentation Team information gathered electronically through Google docs

23 FOCUS FOR THE FALL Robot Maintenance/Build a Bot VEX Competition Safety Animation Fundraising Programming/Controls Outreach And Much, Much, More!

24 TONIGHT Demos on various aspects of the team Programming/Controls-128 Animation-129 Robots-134 Outreach-136 CAD-137 Machine Shop


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