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2014 PRESENTATION Engineering Leaders with Robotics
Transcript of 2014 PRESENTATION Engineering Leaders with Robotics
JrFLL – Junior FIRST Lego League (4-5)
FLL - FIRST Lego League (6-8)
FTC – FIRST Tech Challenge (9-10)
FRC – FIRST Robotics Competition (9-12)
BEST – Boosting Engineering Science & Technology (8-10)
VEX Robotics Competition
FIRST - For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology
Start as individuals then move to group
Focus on quantity NOT quality - Bad ideas inspire good ideas
Merge & prioritize
Combine robot qualities & robot functionality
Quickest ways to get points
Cool factor – not in build cool robot contest
Visualize Einstein - what would the smartest person/best team do?
What will top teams do?
GROUP DECISION MAKING
No votes - voting is an unjustified decision concensus
Pros and cons
Ultimate veto power given to one person on team who is well respected and won’t be second guessed
THIS IS NOT YOUR PROJECT!
THIS IS YOUR STUDENTS' PROJECT!
You are the facilitator...
Info on this presentation
Why we think we can talk about this...
Thinking Outside the Box
Creative Problem Solving
Word of Mouth
Students AND Mentors!!!
Problem Areas We've Encountered
Lack of students willing to stay after school
Limited work space
Mentors in areas where knowledge is lacking
Lack of experience
Former HS Math Teacher (Currently AP Finance & Operations)
Graduated Texas A&M University Central Texas with degree in Math
Loves technology, algebra, calculus, physics
Helps with engineering and business teams
3rd year with robotics
Originally from Michigan and non-recovering Starbucks addict
2011- Best T-shirt Design, 4th place Notebook
2012- 3rd place overall, 1st place Spirit and Sportsmanship, 3rd place Exhibit Booth & Interview
2013- Founders Award for most creative design, Best T-shirt Design, 2nd place Spirit and Sportsmanship, 2nd place Exhibit Booth & Interview, 3rd place Marketing Presentation, 5th place robot game
2012- Regional Finalist (2nd place alliance at Regionals)
2014- Hopeful Regional Winners! Hopeful finalist at World Championships
Team 3697 (Sophomores): Connect Award
Team 2927 (Seniors): Innovator Award, Design Award Finalist, 2nd place Inspire Award, 1st place robot game at qualifiers (and hopefully regionals! Come see us at UT Arlington this Saturday!)
Delegation & Organization of Robotics Program
Engineering - responsible for Robot Design and Production
Design - responsible for shirts, banners, booth, and marketing items
Business - responsible for fundraising, marketing, and notebooks
How to set up a field, understand how the game is run
How to register
Guiding through the process
Give tips and hints
Find contacts/mentors to help out in areas you’re not experienced in
For the Students!
1. Inspire students to be science and tech leaders
2. Teach life lessons
•Design, build, and program robots
•Apply real-world math and science concepts
•Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills
•Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
•Research challenges facing today’s scientists
•Learn team building and presentation skills
Students will be able to...
Don't reinvent the wheel...
MOCK RUNS WITH THE KIDS AS THE ROBOTS!
1. Know your team's abilities
Figure out what team is capable or not capable of
Find needs and spend preseason fixing weak areas
For FRC: Teams want to form alliances with teams that are really good at some things and not mediocre in all things...
Understand problem /mission
Go through it as a team
Make sure everyone understands
READ THE MANUAL
Coopertition® produces innovation. At FIRST, Coopertition is displaying unqualified kindness and respect in the face of fierce competition. Coopertition is founded on the concept and a philosophy that teams can and should help and cooperate with each other even as they compete.
Coopertition involves learning from teammates. It is teaching teammates. It is learning from Mentors. And it is managing and being managed. Coopertition means competing always, but assisting and enabling others when you can.
Gracious Professionalism is part of the ethos of FIRST. It's a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community.
With Gracious Professionalism, fierce competition and mutual gain are not separate notions. Gracious professionals learn and compete like crazy, but treat one another with respect and kindness in the process. They avoid treating anyone like losers. No chest thumping tough talk, but no sticky-sweet platitudes either. Knowledge, competition, and empathy are comfortably blended.
In the long run, Gracious Professionalism is part of pursuing a meaningful life. One can add to society and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing one has acted with integrity and sensitivity.
IDEATE - To form an idea of; imagine or conceive
Terms to Know
1. Define the Problem and/or focus
2. Define Constraints & Criteria
5. Evaluate & Develop Solutions
6. Choose a Solution
8. Build Prototype
9. Test Prototype
10. Repeat process until perfected.
Engineering Design Process
They’re easy, trainings available, competitions give them free with registration, kids pick them up easy
tHINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX
1. Break into pairs.
2. Each person gets baggie with the same legos as their partner.
3. Partners sit with their backs to each other.
4. Partner 1 creates something with their legos in 2 minutes.
5. After the 2 minutes, partner 1 attempts to explain to partner 2 (still with backs to each other) how to create their lego creation.
6. Both partners show each other their product and compare.
7. Switch and attempt again.
Engineering & Technology Instructor
Harmony Science Academy (grades 6-12)
ITT Technical Institute
Teaching Engineer your World, Engineering by Design, Infinity Project, and the Adobe and Autodesk Suites.
Graduated from Tarleton State University with a degree in Engineering Technology, and Texas State Technical College with a degree in Architectural Drafting & Design.
Doesn't like noodles and giggles at the word "duty."
There is something for
You can find a job for anyone that joins...
DON'T FORGET YOUR GIRLS!