Penfield High School FIRST Robotics Team Parents Meeting

Report
Penfield High School
FIRST Robotics Team
Parents Meeting
Thursday
December 2nd 2004
Important Websites
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Ours: www.penfieldrobotics.com
FIRST: www.usfirst.org
Chief Delphi: www.chiefdelphi.com
Kim O’Toole
[email protected]
w:585-242-3353 c:315-521-6554
h:315-789-0209
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Harris Corporation – Systems Engineer
Clarkson University ’02 – Electrical Eng.
FIRST 1996-2003
– High School 1996-1998
– Founded Clarkson Team 1999-2001
– Volunteer 2000-2003
People
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Linda Martina – Faculty Advisor
– Technology Teacher X8709
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~20 Adult Mentors from Harris
~5 Mentors from Community
~40 Students
Agenda
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Overview of FIRST
Overview of our Team
Time Schedule
What can Parents Do?
Fundraising
Travel Plans
Food Arrangements
What is FIRST?
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FIRST stands for “For Inspiration and
Recognition of Science and Technology.”
It is a robotics competition which pairs
high schools with corporate sponsors to
design and build a robot in 6 weeks
which will compete in a sport-like event.
What is the Game Like?
What Does it Mean for
Students?
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A chance to learn new skills/talents
A chance to work with real engineers
and business professionals
Lots of fun!!
Exciting competitions!
Scholarships!
The Arena 2004 – The Georgia Dome!
Our Team
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Harris Corporation RF Communications
– 18 Engineers
– 2 Business Professionals
– Monetary Sponsorship
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Penfield High School
– Administration Support
– Faculty Advisor – Linda Martina
Subteams
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Electrical/Pneumatics
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Mechanical/Fabrication
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Animation
Programming
Webpage
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Strategy/Drive
Business/Marketing
Spirit/Logo
Team Leadership
Photo/Video/Awards
Preseason Training
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Subteam work
Drive Train Design
Mechanisms Design
Electrical/Wiring/Pneumatics
Mechanical – CAD/MasterCAM
Programming
Tools/Machinery
Animation
Time Schedule
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Sept-Dec: Preseason Training/Subteams
Jan 8th: Kickoff - Rochester Museum &
Science Center
Feb 22nd: Ship Robot!!
March 3-5th: Finger Lakes Regional - RIT
(March 10-12th: Hartford, CT or Pittsburg,
PA Regional)
March 24-26th: Buckeye Regional Cleveland,
OH
April 21-23rd: Nationals Atlanta, GA
* () denote not registered for yet
Meetings
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Sept-Dec
– Team meetings 1x/week
– Subteam meetings (depends on subteam)
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Jan-Feb
– Team meetings 2x/week
– Build Sessions: weekends
– 7days/wk covered*
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Feb-April
– Team meetings 1x/week (competition prep)
What Can Parents Do?
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*Food Arrangements
*Travel Arrangements
*Fundraising Support
Field Construction
Engineering/Design Support
Telephone Tree
Chaperone
Team Spirit
Exhibition Organization
Volunteer at Competitions
*Donations!
Fundraising Goals
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Team Fundraisers/Individual Fundraisers
Team Goal: $4,000 (3rd Regional)
Student Goals (estimates):
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Rochester(40) $20 (if we take a bus)
Cleveland(40) $100
3rd Regional(24) $130
Nationals(20) $450
Total: $20,000
Fundraising
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Patron Drive: you can help!
– Student Packets (Note: Tax ID 16-6001958)
– Business Sign up
– Deadlines: Dec 10/Jan 10/Feb 10
– 100% Team Fundraising
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Tag Sale/Flower Sale/Dance
Parents fundraisers?
Travel Arrangements
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Looking for parents to help make travel
arrangements for the team
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Busses (Regionals) Flights (Nationals)
Lodging
School Coordination
http://www.ths-frc.com/
Also need parents to chaperone the
competitions. (This is built into the student
cost estimates)
Food Arrangements
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We are hoping to provide food for the
students on meeting nights (2x/week)
and potentially lunch/dinner
Saturdays.
Total of 12 evenings, 6 Saturdays.
Other teams have 1 family provide for
each meeting.
Donations
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We have a wish list of
donations that would
help the team. If you
have any contacts that
might be willing to
donate any of these,
let us know.
Sample List
 Food
 Safety Glasses
 Tools
 Paper Plates/Cups
 T-Shirts (printing)
 Booklet Printing
 Buttons
 Warehouse Space
Questions??

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