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For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. Team 1511 New & Returning Parent Info Session October 20, 2008. FIRST. Who Are We?. Kim O’Toole Eckhardt Systems Engineer, Harris Corp 13 Years in FIRST Val Drake: Parent Mr. Brewer: Faculty Advisor

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For inspiration and recognition of science and technology

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology

Team 1511

New & Returning

Parent Info Session

October 20, 2008


FIRST

Who Are We?

  • Kim O’Toole Eckhardt

    Systems Engineer, Harris Corp 13 Years in FIRST

  • Val Drake: Parent

  • Mr. Brewer: Faculty Advisor

  • Nearly 40 Students

  • 20 Mentors from Harris

  • 15 Community Mentors


1511 FIRST Parents:

Outline

  • What is FIRST?

  • Why Are we Here?

  • 2008-2009 Schedule & Subteams

  • Team Goals & Student Achievements

  • Student/Parent Benefits


FIRST

Vision

FIRST’s vision is to positively transform culture by inspiring young people, their schools, and communities to appreciate science and technology.

Mission

FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs that build not only science and technology skills and interests but also self-confidence, leadership and life skills.


Dean Kamen, Founder

FIRST

“…to create a world where science and technology are celebrated…

…where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes”

Dean Kamen

Founder


FIRST:

How It Works

“…It’s like life. You never have enough information. You never have enough time. The kit of materials is what you have in the warehouse. There are always competing things and you must have a strategy. We’ve created a microcosm of the real engineering experience.”

Woodie Flowers

Co-Founder FIRST

Robotics Competition


1511 FIRST Parents:

What Is FIRST

  • FIRST Stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science & Technology

  • FIRST Robotics is designed around a 6 Week Design & Build Period

  • There are now over 1000 teams in all 50 states, North America, South America, and Europe, with sponsors like NASA, Kodak, Bausch & Lomb, BAE, UTC, GM, Lockheed Martin, Boeing and more!

  • Harris Sponsors our team 1511

  • GCSD Sponsors South Brevard Team386


1511 FIRST Parents:

What Is FIRST

  • FIRST Robotics Competition

  • FIRST Tech Competition

  • FIRST Lego League Competition


1511 FIRST Parents:

Why Are We Here??

  • To Let you know what your student is involved in & what to expect

  • To Discuss the Team Schedule and Travel Achievements

  • Show the Positive Impact of the FIRST Program


1511 FIRST Parents:

2008 Game

FIRST OVERDRIVE

  • Robots Across Line – 2pts

  • Balls Across Line – 2pts

  • Balls Over Overpass – 8pts

  • Balls on Overpass – 12pts

  • 3 Team Alliance: Red vs Blue

  • 4 Person Drive Team

  • Robots 5’x28”x38”, 120lb

  • 2 minutes 15 seconds


1511 FIRST Students:

Schedule

  • Recruiting: September 2008

  • Preseason: October-December 2008

  • Kickoff: January 3rd, 2009

  • Build Season: January-February 2009

  • Ship Date: February 17th, 2009

  • Competition Season: March-April 2009

  • Championships: April 16th–18th 2009


1511 FIRST Parents:

Schedule

  • Preseason:

    • 1 Team Meeting/week

    • Subteam Meetings as needed

  • Build Season:

    • 2 Team Meetings/week

    • 1 Weekend Build Day

    • (5 days/week)

  • Time Commitment:

    • Its Up to Your Student!!


1511 FIRST Parents:

2007 Preseason Subteams

  • Mechanical

  • Electrical/Pneumatics

  • Programming

  • Webpage

  • Flare

  • Animation

  • Strategy

  • Team Leadership

  • Corporate

  • FLL


1511 FIRST Parents:

Team Goals

  • Education

  • Individual Growth, Team Growth and Team Building

  • Continue Student Leadership

  • Community Involvement & 1511 Thunderbolts

  • Organization & Communication

  • Design Process Focus

  • Fundraising

  • HAVE FUN!!


New Student Achievements for Travel

1511 FIRST Students:

  • PRESEASON – DUE BY DECEMBER 31st

  • 50% Preseason Team Meetings

  • Preseason Subteam Participation

    • At least one sub team

    • Declare Main Subteam by 10/7

    • 50% of one subteam’s meetings

  • Community Service

    • 3 hours

    • 1 activitiy

    • 1 demonstration

    • Fundraising

  • Patron Drive: 5 businesses or $250

  • Participate in 3 Fundraisers

  • Pizza/Candy sales

  • Participates in One FLL Activity

  • Parent Attends Info Session & One Team Event

  • Registers on 1511 Forums & Chief Delphi Forums

  • BUILD SEASON – DUE BY MARCH 3rd

  • 50 hrs Build Season Work

    • Can Include up to 10 Homework Hours

  • Family Brings One Meal for Build Season

  • Parent Attends Ruckus (11/1), Rally (2/16?), or FLR (3/7?)

  • Pass Test on 2008 Game

    • 100% Drive Team & Pit Crew

    • 80% Team

  • Student Eligibility

  • Acceptable Behavior

  • Application Due 9/30

  • Contract Signed & Submitted by 10/14


  • Returning Student Achievements for Travel

    1511 FIRST Parents:

    • PRESEASON – DUE BY DECEMBER 31st

    • 10/15 Preseason Meetings

    • Preseason Subteam Participation

      • At least one sub team

      • Declare Main subteam by 10/7

      • 50% of one subteam’s meetings

    • Community Service

      • 10 hours

      • 3 activities

      • 3 demonstration

      • Organize 1 Demo or Com. Service In Preseason

    • Fundraising

      • Patron Drive: 10 businesses or $500

      • Participate in 5 Fundraisers

      • Pizza/Candy sales

      • Organize 1 Fundraiser in Preseason

      • Participate in 1 Carwash

    • Participates in TWO FLL Activities

    • Parent Attends Info Session & One Team Event

    • Registers on 1511 Forums & Chief Delphi Forums

    • BUILD SEASON – DUE BY MARCH 3RD

    • 60 hrs Build Season Work

    • Can Include up to 10 Homework Hours

    • Family Brings One Meal for Build Season

    • Parent Attends Ruckus, Rally, or FLR

    • Pass Test on 2008 Game

      • 100% Drive Team & Pit Crew

      • 90% Team

    • Student Eligibility

    • Acceptable Behavior

    • Application Due 9/30

    • Contract Signed & Submitted by 10/14


    1511 FIRST Parents:

    Student Benefits

    • Inspiration

    • Growth

    • Over $10 million in Scholarships!

    • Real world Engineering & Business

    • FUN!!!


    1511 FIRST Parents:

    Number One Rule on 1511

    • WE HAVE FUN!!!!

    • “This is the hardest fun you will ever have..” ~Dr. Woodie Flowers


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