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Preparing Your Chairman’s Award: Almost as Fun as Building a Robot!. Presented by: John Larock, FRC 365 Linda Grusenmeyer, FRC 365. Outline. Why Submit?/ Organizing Your Team Submission Process/Tips Presentation Process/Tips CA All Star Panel Q&A. Why Submit?.

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Preparing Your Chairman’s Award: Almost as Fun as Building a Robot!

Presented by:

John Larock, FRC 365

Linda Grusenmeyer, FRC 365

2008 FIRST Robotics Conference


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Outline a Robot!

  • Why Submit?/ Organizing Your Team

  • Submission Process/Tips

  • Presentation Process/Tips

  • CA All Star Panel Q&A

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Why Submit? a Robot!

  • To organize, document, and communicate what your team does

  • Recognition of what your team has already done

  • Allow students another avenue to demonstrate their skills and creativity

  • To satisfy your competitive urges another way

  • Must submit if your team received a NASA grant

  • Should plan to submit if you are vying for the Rookie All-Star Award

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Organizing Your Team a Robot!

  • Know the judging criteria

  • Select your Chairman’s Award team

    • Individuals should know what your team is all about

    • Individuals should be committed to whole task

  • Determine where to submit

    • What do you consider your “home regional?”

    • Other strategic reasons

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What Do You Include in Your Submission? a Robot!

  • What are the mission, vision, & goals of your team?

  • How does your team demonstrate the CA criteria?

  • How can you best tell your story to meet criteria?

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Submission Components a Robot!

  • Yearbook Page

  • Executive Summary

  • Chairman’s Essay Submission

  • Select Which Regional

  • Present to Regional Judges

  • If you qualify, present to Championship Judges

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Executive Summary / Essay a Robot!

  • First, list all team qualities, activities, and strengths

  • Exec Summary

    • Answer questions asked

    • Focus on time frame (past three years)

    • Focus on concrete results

  • Chairman’s Essay

    • Use creativity

    • How can you best tell your team story to meet criteria

    • Balance results, creativity, and emotion

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Presentation Process a Robot!

  • Complement info from Exec Summary and Essay

  • Reinforce topics you want judges to hear

  • Develop a script

  • PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE!

  • Tell your story in the allotted time

  • Be prepared for questions

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Additional Tips a Robot!

  • It’s not only about what is submitted and presented

    • Observations of your team at events

    • Your team should “walk the talk”

    • Every team member is an ambassador of your team

  • Get feedback on presentation from non-FIRST affiliated reviewers

  • Choreograph your audio-visual and your talk

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Chairman’s Award All-Star Panel a Robot!

  • Cathy Beck, Team 103

  • Robert Janke, Team 254

  • Walt Hickok, Team 67

  • SharonRybarczyk, Team111

  • John Larock/Linda Grusenmeyer, Team 365

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Q&A – Chairman’s Award All-Stars a Robot!

  • Question #1

    • What one or two team initiatives or activities do you believe differentiated your Chairman’s submission / presentation the year you won the award?

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Q&A – Chairman’s Award All-Stars a Robot!

  • Question #2

    • Which one or two team attributes or characteristics do you believe differentiated your Chairman’s submission / presentation the year you won the award?

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Q&A – Chairman’s Award All-Stars a Robot!

  • Question #3

    • What media did you use during your Chairman’s Award presentation?

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Q&A – Chairman’s Award All-Stars a Robot!

  • Question #4

    • What did you learn from judges feedback during previous presentations that was helpful to you?

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Questions For the Panel? a Robot!

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