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1 for LIFE Presented By for LIFE Presented By College FIRST Program Workshop WELCOME!

2 for LIFE Presented By Our Goals Cultivate new college and university affiliated FIRST programs Share "Best Practices and experiences Form a network of Colleges and Universities – Link graduating seniors to college and university programs – Share curriculum resources – Initiate college and university programs

3 for LIFE Presented By for LIFE Presented By Deb Grubbe President and Owner of Safety Solutions, LLC FIRST Board Member

4 FIRST ® for LIFE Making University FIRST® Work! Deborah Grubbe, PE Atlanta, GA 16 April 2010

5 K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 FIRST ® LEGO ® League T-Ball Little League Intermediate Program Major League FIRST ® Family of Programs Jr. FIRST ® LEGO ® League FIRST ® Robotics Competition FIRST ® Tech Challenge 5

6 Organization & Programs Mission is to INSPIRE, not EDUCATE BUT look at what is involved: Math (algebra, geometry, trig, calculus) Science (physics, chemistry, experimentation) Language arts (writing, public speaking) Business (marketing, PR, fundraising) Finance (accounting) Computer Science (programming, 3D animation) Environmental Projects (Green Energy Audits, electronics recycling) Fabrication (woodworking, metalworking) Mentorship: Working side-by-side with professionals Teamwork 6

7 Organization & Programs FIRST ® Robotics Competition (FRC ® ): 2010 season 1,809 teams Over 45,000 high-school-aged students Average 25 students per team 44 regional competitions 6 weeks to design, build, and test robots FIRST ® Robotics Competition Team Growth 7

8 Goal: lower-cost, more accessible program 1,300 teams (projected) 13,000 high-school-age students 60 Qualifying Events and Championship Tournaments and 3 Pilots U.S., Canada, Holland, and Mexico Growth Organization & Programs FIRST ® Tech Challenge (FTC ® ): 2009 season FIRST Tech Challenge Team Growth 8

9 Organization & Programs FIRST ® LEGO ® League (FLL ® ): 2009 Season 14,600 teams (projected) 146,000 middle-school-age students 50+ countries 450+ qualifying events 85+ Championship tournaments 1,500 Junior FIRST ® LEGO ® League (Jr.FLL ® ) teams for 6 to 9 year-olds FIRST ® LEGO ® League Team Growth Outside US and Canada US and Canada 9

10 Establishing a Continuum Corporations Colleges & Universities Grade Schools JFLL (1-4) FLL (4-8) High Schools FTC FRC Mentorship Career Interest Enrollment Volunteering & Sponsorship Objective is to increase Interest in Science and Technology careers Mentorship Qualified New Hires 10

11 FIRST Robotics Competition March Madness 11

12 FIRST ® Robotics Competition (FRC ® ) 2005 study Conducted by Brandeis University FRC alumni from mainly low-income, urban schools Comparison group: students with similar backgrounds in high school math and science Impact 12

13 Education in Science & Technology FIRST ® Students vs. Comparison Group Seek Education in Science &Technology Students are 50% more likely to go on to college Twice as likely to major in science or engineering More than three times as likely to major specifically in engineering Impact Source: Brandeis University, Center for Youth and Communities, Heller School for Social Policy and Management 13

14 FIRST ® Students vs. Comparison Group Earn Career Opportunities: Almost ten times more likely to have internship Expect to Pursue Science & Technology Careers: More than twice as likely to pursue S&T career Nearly four times as likely to pursue career specifically in engineering Source: Brandeis University, Center for Youth and Communities, Heller School for Social Policy and Management Impact Careers in Science & Technology 14

15 A school in trouble. Then… FIRST ® team started (including 5 young women) all graduated, all received scholarships Enrollment from 900 to 1,400 Attendance rates from 60% to 82% Just 5 years ago…an urban school…slated for closing. Weve become the science / engineering magnet school… More students try out for FIRST ® team than football and basketball combined. East Technical High School, Cleveland, OH Case History 15

16 Strategic Plan: Growth Goals Prototype Production After, 19 years, FIRST ® is in 8% of U.S. High Schools; now that the model is proven, we want to accelerate the future growth. 16

17 Over 130 universities provide more than $12 million in scholarship opportunities and host events, including: Scholarships 17

18 Provide financial support To FIRST ® To events To teams For a specific purpose, such as the FIRST Underserved Initiative Provide equipment for kit of parts, field components Provide facilities for teams & event Involve employees As mentors to teams As volunteers at events As consultants to FIRST Offer scholarships Provide internships Customized approach Ways to be Involved 18

19 Building a Local FIRST ® Community Business Government Education Social Investors Model for Success Community Mentors Volunteers Fundraising Teachers Facilities Scholarships Funding Research Volunteers Organizations Policy Support Recognition Funding 19

20 William Butler Yeats Inspiring the Next Generation Education is not filling a pail; it is lighting a fire. 20

21 for LIFE Presented By for LIFE Presented By Conference Program

22 for LIFE Presented By Benefits of a College FIRST Program Presentation – Why should we have a college FIRST program? – "Best Practices" and experiences of some successful college programs Worcester Polytechnic Institute Clarkson University Purdue FIRST Programs

23 for LIFE Presented By Getting Your College or University Involved Presentation – Explanation of the four key stake holders College Students Faculty/ Administration Local Community/ Schools Sponsors Panel Discussion Breakout Session Option 1

24 for LIFE Presented By Sustaining and Growing a College FIRST Program Small Group Discussion – Growing a program – Organizational structure – Transfer of Information from year to year – Demonstrating benefits to stakeholders – Importance of data Breakout Session Option 2

25 for LIFE Presented By Fundraising, Institutional Support and Connecting with Community Presentation – Being strategic and flexible – Working with the university Administration viewpoint Team viewpoint

26 for LIFE Presented By Closing Remarks Woodie Flowers Establish working group

27 for LIFE Presented By for LIFE Presented By Benefits of a College FIRST Program Share of Best Practices and experiences of some successful college programs

28 for LIFE Presented By for LIFE Presented By Clarkson University Experience sustaining and growing a college FIRST Program Presented by the students associated with the Clarkson FIRST Robotics SPEED Team

29 for LIFE Presented By Background Information Clarkson University is a private, doctoral-level research institution located in Potsdam, NY: –2,700 undergraduates and 400 graduate students The Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering's endowed SPEED (Student Projects for Engineering Experience and Design) program provides multidisciplinary, hands-on learning opportunities for more than 250 undergraduates annually

30 for LIFE Presented By Background Information SPEED project experiences: –are open to all undergraduate students across all majors –serve to increase the engagement of women and students of color –involve engineering design and analysis, fabrication and the enhancement of professional competencies such as budget management, effective teamwork and communication skills

31 for LIFE Presented By Background Information Many of the SPEED project opportunities stem from national engineering design competitions at the collegiate level; some, like the FIRST Robotics team, center around service learning-based outreach: –Clarkson students mentoring regional K-12 students –the FIRST Robotics SPEED team (FRC Team 229) involves ~30 Clarkson and ~40 local area high school students each year with an annual budget of ~$30K

32 for LIFE Presented By Origins of the FIRST SPEED Team Founded in 1998 to support a local FRC team Two local high schools emerged as partners: –the Massena and Salmon River Central School Districts Successful partnerships require at least one champion in each participating institution, e.g.: –technology teachers Bernie Bissonnette (at Massena) and Chuck Raiti (at Salmon River)

33 for LIFE Presented By Evolution of the FIRST SPEED Team Team 229 took at few years to understand the FRC program and its unique team dynamic, e.g.: – undergraduate mentors who often came from successful FRC teams and, as a result, had strong (often conflicting) thoughts about how to best run a team or design robots The team adopted a leadership structure and set of operational policies in 2002 that included mechanisms for continuous improvement: – based on a service learning course, MT214/MP414, open to all students and offered each semester

34 for LIFE Presented By Evolution of the FIRST SPEED Team Team 229 won their first regional competition in 2004 and began steady success thereafter; expanding operations in 2007 to include outreach at the FIRST FLL and FTC levels Today, the Clarkson FIRST SPEED team supports FIRST programs, JFLL through FRC, including hosting a Championship FLL and FTC Tournament on Clarksons campus each Dec., as well as in-class use of FLL/FTC technology, impacting 15 local school districts: – this expanded outreach is done with the strong support of Clarksons Office of Educational Partnerships

35 for LIFE Presented By Facilitating Expanded Outreach The Northern New York Robotics Institute (NNYRI) was formed in 2007, consisting of faculty/staff from: – Clarkson, Saint Lawrence University, SUNY Potsdam, SUNY Canton, SUNY Jefferson Community College and the Saint Lawrence-Lewis Board of Cooperative Educational Services (SLL-BOCES) – The NNYRI has successfully received STEM grants from a variety of sources, e.g., New York State Education Dept. – As a result of these activities, over 60 local area teachers have received week-long summer professional development courses on how to coach FLL/FTC teams as well as transition the technology into the classroom

36 for LIFE Presented By Sustaining the Outreach Effort In 2007, the SLL-BOCES, in conjunction with the NNYRI, leveraged the state aid reimbursement formula to allow school districts to participate in FIRSTs robotics programs as well as the Clarkson hosted FLL/FTC tournaments – these districts are eligible for partial reimbursement of the program costs, e.g., through a Robotics Exploratory Enrichment Cooperative Services Agreement (CoSer) – 15 of 18 school districts in the SLL-BOCES district participate in the Robotics CoSer, averaging about 70% state reimbursement of program costs

37 for LIFE Presented By Remote Mentoring & Drop-In Clinics In order make outreach feasible over a large geographic area, an IP-based remote mentoring system was created where Clarkson mentors are able to support teachers and their students at their respective schools without leaving Clarkson campus To solve problems requiring face-to-face contact with Clarksons FLL- and FTC-trained faculty and students, schools are given the opportunity to come to Clarkson once every other week during the fall competition season to help debug problems they may be having

38 for LIFE Presented By Robotics Living-Learning Community For the 2009-2010 school year, Clarksons Residence Life staff and the FIRST SPEED team advisor developed a themed housing option to support the robotics related outreach: – Freshman and Sophomore students willing to dedicate 3 hours per week to robotics-related outreach activities – upper-class students serve as mentors to the LLC – students enjoy access to special programming and other resources designed to enhance their interest in robotics and build the community dynamic

39 for LIFE Presented By The Integrated Design (ID) Team A selected group of senior Mechanical, Electrical or Computer Engineering students enrolled in Clarksons capstone design courses, e.g., ME445 The ID team provides the FIRST SPEED team with access to a group of capable and highly-motivated students who have acquired the skills necessary to help facilitate a quality design and build process This relationship provides ID team members with experience not only in engineering design and manufacturing but also in real-world client/supplier relationships

40 for LIFE Presented By FRC Design/Build Process Overview KICKOFF WhatsHows Design Requirements Design Design Review Prints Made & Materials Ordered Manufacturing Assembly Completed Robot Complete FIRST Team (CU and high school) ID Team (capstone CU design students) Key

41 for LIFE Presented By for LIFE Presented By WPI and FIRST When, How, Why? By Ken Stafford Director, Robotics Resource Center

42 Worcester Polytechnic Institute In the beginning… 1992: Dean asked WPI to get involved –Committed to team sponsorship 1996: Awarded the inaugural FIRST scholarship 1998: Hired staff member to manage effort (me!)

43 Worcester Polytechnic Institute WPI/Mass Acad Team 190 Nineteen-year veteransince 1992 Highly respected and awarded 2010 team, 150 strong! Year-round program –Competitions –Demonstrations –Mentorship

44 Worcester Polytechnic Institute WPI/Burncoat HS Team 1735 Five-year veteransince 2006 High-spirited teambuilding respect From an at-risk urban school 1-2 WPI Mentors/6-9 students

45 Worcester Polytechnic Institute On Campus Tournaments Since 1998: 53 tournaments/1383 teams/15000 students –Savage Soccer: mini-FIRST experience –BattleCry@WPI: Premier FRC offseason –RoboNautica: State FLL Championship –WPI Regional: Official FRC Flex Event

46 Worcester Polytechnic Institute Savage Soccer 14 th year of this WPI-unique, student- run tournament Low cost platform, zero cost tournament 60-70 Middle/high school teams Exported through EBOT site One day event in early Dec

47 Worcester Polytechnic Institute BattleCry@WPI (BC11) Started as 26-team event in 2000 Now 48-team event (will grow to 60 with the new Rec Center!) Most popular off-season competition Over 1200 competitors and spectators

48 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

49 RoboNautica LEGO® Mindstorms-based robots for 9- 14 year olds Began as local tournament in 2001 Became State Championship FLL Tournament in 2002 One-day event in mid December Now attracts 64 teams/500 competitors

50 Worcester Polytechnic Institute The WPI Regional An official FIRST qualifier (1 of 43) 3-day event scheduled 11-13 Mar 2010 Designed to be model for other universities 30-36 high school teams (will grow to 60 with the new Rec Center!)

51 Worcester Polytechnic Institute Summer Robot Camps Frontiers: Started in 2002 for rising 11 th /12 th grades2 week residence –From onset, most popular Frontiers program –Expanded to 50-student Frontiers II in 2009 Launch: Started in 2006 for rising 9 th /10 th grades1-week day camp JRC: Started in 2008 for 4 th -8 th grades – now four separate 1-week day camps

52 Worcester Polytechnic Institute Other Involvements Academic projects Technical Source for FIRST –Author WPIlib –Host FIRST Think Tank ( Overall FIRST Contributions

53 Worcester Polytechnic Institute University Outcomes Low investmenthigh reward –~$40K /yr team support –11% of 2010 freshmen were FIRST team –6-8 students/yr say it was deciding factor –1000s of students visit campus –National exposure

54 Worcester Polytechnic Institute FIRST Robotics For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology …science and technology are celebrated, …kids think science is cool and dream of becoming science and technology heroes. –D. Kamen

55 for LIFE Presented By for LIFE Presented By Purdue FIRST Programs History and Impact By Kristofer Lindqvist, Vice President of Purdue FIRST

56 for LIFE Presented By How it Began Spring 1999 –Associate Dean Warren Stevenson + couple faculty members and graduate students visited FIRST National Championship at the Walt Disney Epcot Center in Orlando Fall 1999 – Spring 2000 –Purdue Student Engineering Foundation (PSEF) Engineering Outreach Team working with West Lafayette High School technology teacher Mr. Steve Florence at started the Purdue FIRST Programs first FRC team, Team 461 Westside Boiler Invasion.

57 for LIFE Presented By A Brief Timeline of PFP F99-S00 FRC 461 Formed F01-S02 Started FLL Program Spring 297 Advisor Class Started F02-S03 1 st PFP FLL Tournament Obtained Provost Support Formed FRC Director Position F04-S05 Separated from PSEF to form PFP 1 st BMR Added FRC 1646 F05-S06 Added FRC 1747 Started VEX Programs F08-S09 Engineering Staff Support Planning Global Impact

58 for LIFE Presented By Organizational Structure Faculty Advisor President Vice President Director of Robotics 461 Technical Coordinator Director of Robotics 1646 Technical Coordinator Director of Robotics 1747 Technical Coordinator Director of Regional Development Director of Public Relations Director of Information Technology Technical Coordinator Treasurer Director of Industrial Relations Past Presidential Advisor

59 for LIFE Presented By ME 297: FIRST Leadership Class 2 credit-hour course required for all members Fall classes split into 2 categories – Core Classes: Required for all members Examples: Representing PFP, Communication, Fundraising – Elective Classes: Members choose from 1 of 3 sessions being offered Examples: Surviving College, FIRST Drivetrains, Scouting, Intro to Six Sigma, Feedback Control Spring Classes are primarily lectures for the entire program and aimed at internal improvement projects – A less-structured spring allows for greater flexibility with build and competition season

60 for LIFE Presented By The Boilermaker Regional 40-Team Regional held at Purdue annually – Bring hundreds of prospective engineering students to campus each year – PFP works with the Office of Engagement at Purdue to organize campus tours for prospective students and parents Examples Include tours of the Nuclear Reactor, Earthquake lab, and wind tunnels. PFP Director of Regional Development sits on the Regional Planning Committee PFP requisitions over half the cost of the regional All members, excluding seniors, are required to volunteer if not on an FRC team

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