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1 FIRSTFARE 2013 THE CHAIRMANS AWARD JACOB BENDICKSEN FRC TEAM 1540 – THE FLAMING CHICKENS

2 INTRODUCTION Me! Sophomore Chairmans manager on 1540 On the presentation team When Im not doing robotics Im climbing During the presentation, feel free to interrupt me (with questions)

3 ACTIVITY With the people around you, discuss what the Chairmans Award means to you and your team.

4 ACTIVITY With the people around you, discuss what the Chairmans Award means to you and your team. Anyone want to share? Bueller? Bueller?

5 ACTIVITY With the people around you, discuss what the Chairmans Award means to you and your team. Anyone want to share? Bueller? Bueller? To me, its about using the robot as a tool to spread STEM Competitive spirit can be good if used to better your cause

6 OVERVIEW FIRSTs most prestigious award. It honors the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST. The award helps keep the focus of the FIRST Robotics Competition on the goal of inspiring greater levels of respect and honor for science and technology. – FIRST

7 DECONSTRUCTING THAT Role model for other teams Strong year-round AND multi-year program Impacts the community (positively) Spreads its enthusiasm for FIRST in innovative ways Strong partnerships Students/corporate sponsors/mentors Students/mentors Team/community

8 HOW TO QUALIFY Old regional model Eligible if you submit everything Present at one event If you win, you go to world championships New district model Eligible if you submit everything Submit until you win (not just districts) If you win, you present at district championships If youre one of the 3 winners, then you go to world championships

9 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (1 WINNER) DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS (3 WINNERS) DISTRICT (1 WINNER) DISTRICT (1 WINNER) REGIONAL (1 WINNER)

10 AT CHAMPIONSHIPS Needless to say, the competition is fierce Eligible to present only if you win at district championships or a regional Good stuff if you win: White House? Dean Kamens house? Traveling clock trophy Epic banner FIRST Hall of Fame This means you cant submit at regionals for five years, but thats a good problem to have. Allaire Medal – scholarship!!!

11 ROOKIE/NASA GRANT TEAMS Rookies cant submit for Chairmans BUT they can be considered for Rookie All- Star by talking to roving judges NASA Grant teams must provide a copy of the submission as part of the grant, even if theyre rookies

12 ENGINEERING INSPIRATION Celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a teams school and community. All teams attending are considered 2 nd place Chairmans?

13 POTENTIAL ACTIVITIES On your team Organize to maximize learning Student leadership Year-round program Alumni FIRST community Organize events (informational, scrimmages, other?) Mentor other teams FLL Hosting kick-offs

14 POTENTIAL ACTIVITIES PT. 2 School community Add robotics to the curriculum Camps Demo at school events General public Use your engineering knowledge to help an organization Demos Community service Fundraisers Sponsor relations Media (online, social, TV, newspaper, etc.) Local, state, national, and international presence

15 POTENTIAL ACTIVITIES PT. 3 Karthik: Pie in the sky Think of something difficult to do for your team BUT that would be awesome if you could Make it happen.

16 THE SUBMISSION Executive summary Essay + optional 4 pictures The two above are due Thursday, February 13 th Presentation at event Q&A at event (after presentation) Video at event Roving judges at event

17 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Each 500 characters (including spaces) Briefly describe the impact of the FIRST program on team participants with special emphasis on the 2013/2014 year and the preceding two years Examples of role model characteristics for other teams to emulate Describe the impact of the FIRST program on your team and community with special emphasis on the 2013/2014 year and the preceding two years Teams innovative methods to spread the FIRST message Describe the strength of your partnership with special emphasis on the 2013/2014 year and the preceding two years Teams communication methods and results Other matters of interest to the FIRST judges, if any

18 ESSAY 10,000 characters ~ 4 pages Submit online along with executive summary Submit at one regional/district event May include up to 4 pictures

19 ESSAY TIPS Clear headings and sections Concise Good flow Relevant facts/numbers Focus on the FIRST experience and its impact Address questions judges want to know Explain your work this year and the past two Write early, then revise (maybe enlist your English teacher) Have non-FIRST adults read it and tell you the main points that they got

20 PRESENTATION 5 minutes 2-3 judges 2-3 representatives from your team Any presentation style Team provides special equipment

21 Q&A 5 minutes Immediately after the presentation Judges ask questions Interest them during the presentation Sample questions later in presentation

22 PRESENTATION/Q&A TIPS Practice!!!!!!! Make sure you can say everything in 5 minutes – 4:45 is better Dont rush. Practice it slow. Be memorable, but communicate your main points Tell personal anecdotes Incorporate other points when answering questions Ideas?

23 ROVING JUDGE TIPS Have documentation ready for them (business plan, some pictures, etc.) Make sure you have knowledgeable team members in the pit to talk to them Develop a list of main points to cover, work these into the answers to their questions

24 SAMPLE JUDGING QUESTIONS What was the hardest part of robotics this year? What do you wish your team was better at? Why that team name? What was a big challenge that your team faced? How did you solve it? How does your team raise money? How has robotics impacted you personally? Why should you get the Chairmans Award? If you could pick another team to get the Chairmans Award, who would it be? How is your team run? What will you do differently next year? What does gracious professionalism mean to you?

25 ACTIVITY Everybody stand up! Stretch!

26 ACTIVITY Everybody stand up! Stretch! Im going to go around and ask random people these questions.

27 Sample Judging Questions What was the hardest part of robotics this year? What do you wish your team was better at? Why that team name? What was a big challenge that your team faced? How did you solve it? How does your team raise money? How has robotics impacted you personally? Why should you get the Chairmans Award? If you could pick another team to get the Chairmans Award, who would it be? How is your team run? What will you do differently next year? What does gracious professionalism mean to you?

28 VIDEO 1-3 minutes long Clean audio No copyright infringements May consist of: Video footage Voice over/music over pictures Animated presentation PowerPoint converted to movie format Required for judging When 2-3 teams have been chosen, video is viewed to make sure it meets requirements Often shown when recipient is announced

29 EXAMPLE VIDEOS Flaming Chickens Holy Cows Simbotics

30 MORE INFORMATION Awards guidelines, sample championship videos: Team 1540 website with resources, videos, and our essay from last year: Feel free to me with questions!

31 QUESTIONS? Ginny Cornyn is here! Seasoned Chairmans judge Ask her stuff!

32 THANKS FOR COMING!


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