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ENGINEERING LEADERS WITH ROBOTICS 2017

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Tiffani Cortez

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Transcript of ENGINEERING LEADERS WITH ROBOTICS 2017

WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
TIFFANI CORTEZ
HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY - WACO
ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTOR (grades 6-12)
ROBOTICS PROGRAM DIRECTOR
COACH: FTC, FRC, AND FORMER BEST COACH
FLL QUALIFIER HOST
FORMER STEM COORDINATOR
NJHS & NHS ADVISOR
GIRLZ GONE GEEK ADVISOR
3D MODELING AND PRINTING INSTRUCTOR AT AGGIESTEM SUMMER CAMPS
MAJORS IN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY AND ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING AND DESIGN
WORKING ON MASTER'S IN STEM EDUCATION
TIFFANI CORTEZ
1. Inspire students to be
STEM 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:
FOR THE STUDENTS
FOR THE STUDENTS
THIS IS YOUR STUDENTS' PROJECT!
REMEMBER!!!
Read guides
understand how the game is run AND How playing field is set up
Competition policies
competition Locations
How to register
Lodging
Transportation
Guiding through the process
Give tips and hints
Find contacts/mentors to help out in areas you’re not experienced in

THIS IS NOT YOUR PROJECT!
FIRST OF ALL...
YOU ARE THE FACILITATOR...
COACH DUTIES
COMPETITIONS
Jr FLL – Junior FIRST Lego League (AGES 6-10)
FLL - FIRST Lego League (AGES 9-16)
FTC – FIRST Tech Challenge (GRADES 7-12)
FRC – FIRST Robotics Competition (GRADES 9-12)
BEST – Boosting Engineering Science & Technology (GRADES 8-12)
VEX ROBOTICS - HAS ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL DIVISIONS
BOT BALL
ZERO ROBOTICS
SEA PERCH
WATER WORKS
Lack of students willing to stay after school
Funding
Limited work space
Transportation
Mentors in areas where knowledge is lacking
Delegation
Continued Engagement
Lack of experience
Problem Areas We've Encountered
Word of Mouth
Recruitment Assembly
School Newspaper
Announcements
Parent Emails
Flyers
Social Media
Outreach
Letter Jackets
Food!
Recruiting:
Students AND Mentors!!!
Delegation & Organization of Robotics Program

Student leadership
Engineering - responsible for Robot Design and Production
Design - responsible for shirts, banners, booth, and marketing items
Business - responsible for fundraising, marketing, and notebooks
Teacher/Mentor help
Administrators
Supply Orders
Sponsors
THERE IS SOMETHING FOR
Engineers
Artists
Speakers
Writers
Thinkers
Programmers
You can find a job for anyone that joins...
Website Designers
Marketers
Fundraisers
Graphic Designers
Etc...
EVERYONE...
DON'T FORGET YOUR GIRLS!
TIFFANI CORTEZ
MS.TIFFANICORTEZ@GMAIL.COM
THINKINGLIKEANENGINEER.WEEBLY.COM
HSAWACOROBOTICS.WEEBLY.COM
CONTACT INFORMATION
Understand the problem /mission
Go through the manual as a team
Make sure everyone understands
Rules Tests!
READ THE MANUAL
GOLDEN RULES:
1. Know your team's abilities
2. Specialize
Figure out what team is capable or not capable of
Find needs and spend preseason fixing weak areas
For FTC & FRC: Teams want to form alliances with teams that are really good at some things and not mediocre in all things...
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
Reserve judgement
Record EVERYTHING
Cardboard-Aided Design
Cool factor – not in build cool robot contest
Visualize Einstein - what would the smartest person/best team do?
Brainstorming Rules
GRANTS & SPONSORSHIPS
Presentation Team
Contact local groups
Optimist Clubs
Donor Websites
Sponsorship flyers
email
snail mail
in person
school newsletters
online
Watch for grants, research for grants
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