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Walton First Robotics

  1. 1. For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Walton High School First Robotics Team August 20, 2008 [email_address]
  2. 2. Welcome! <ul><li>Not just the Walton football team gets to compete at the Georgia Dome. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>“ To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes .” Dean Kamen, Founder </li></ul>FIRST: Vision Mission To inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
  4. 4. <ul><li>“ We want to change the culture by celebrating the mind. We need to show kids that it’s more fun to design and create a video game than it is to play one.” </li></ul><ul><li>Dean Kamen </li></ul><ul><li>Founder </li></ul>Dean Kamen, Founder FIRST:
  5. 5. <ul><li>501 (c) (3) not-for-profit public charity </li></ul><ul><li>Founded 1989, by inventor Dean Kamen </li></ul><ul><li>Headquarters in Manchester, NH </li></ul><ul><li>FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) for high-school ages (1992) </li></ul>Who We Are FIRST :
  6. 6. K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Grade Level FIRST LEGO League FIRST Tech Challenge FIRST Robotics Competition Jr. FIRST LEGO League FIRST Programs:
  7. 7. <ul><li>“… 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.” </li></ul><ul><li> Woodie Flowers </li></ul><ul><li> FIRST National Advisor </li></ul>How It Works FIRST Robotics Competition:
  8. 8. <ul><li>Combines the excitement of sport with science and technology </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a unique varsity sport for the mind </li></ul><ul><li>High-school-aged young people discover the value of education and careers in science, technology, and engineering </li></ul>How It Works FIRST Robotics Competition:
  9. 9. <ul><li>Mission is to INSPIRE , not EDUCATE </li></ul><ul><li>BUT look at what is involved : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Math (algebra, geometry, trig, calculus) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science (physics, chemistry, experimentation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language arts (writing, public speaking) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business (marketing, PR, fundraising) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finance (accounting) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Science (programming, 3D animation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fabrication (woodworking, metalworking) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentorship: Working side-by-side with professionals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teamwork </li></ul></ul>FIRST Robotics Competition:
  10. 10. <ul><li>In 2008, over 37,000 high-school students on 1,501 FIRST Robotics Competition teams participated in the excitement and intensity of science and technology. </li></ul>Inspiring Students Impact:
  11. 11. Scholarships Impact: Close to $10 million in scholarship awards available to FIRST participants “ I am very thankful for the inspiration that the FIRST experience gave me, and for this scholarship that allows me to be at a top institution, headed for a challenging and intriguing career.” Drew Blackburn, FRC Alumni Georgia Tech FIRST Scholarship Winner
  12. 12. <ul><li>FIRST students vs. comparison group </li></ul><ul><li>Seek education in science & technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Twice as likely to major in science or engineering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More than three times as likely to major specifically in engineering </li></ul></ul>Education in Science & Technology Impact: Source: Brandeis University, Center for Youth and Communities, Heller School for Social Policy and Management
  13. 13. <ul><li>FIRST students vs. comparison group </li></ul><ul><li>Earn career opportunities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Almost ten times more likely to have internship </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Expect to pursue science & technology careers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More than twice as likely to pursue S&T career </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nearly four times as likely to pursue career specifically in engineering </li></ul></ul>Careers in Science & Technology Impact: Source: Brandeis University, Center for Youth and Communities, Heller School for Social Policy and Management
  14. 14. <ul><li>At Motorola…we know it’s critical for tomorrow’s workforce to be technologically literate. That’s why we’re involved with FIRST.” Gary Tooker Former Vice Chairman </li></ul><ul><li>FIRST isn’t about building robots, it’s about building life skills.” Steve Sanghi President, CEO </li></ul>Some of our sponsors… Sponsorship Get Involved:
  15. 15. <ul><li>Become a Sponsor </li></ul><ul><li>Provide financial support </li></ul><ul><li>Provide equipment and facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Offer scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>Provide internships </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor a Team </li></ul><ul><li>Involve employees as mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer at Events </li></ul><ul><li>Involve employees as volunteers </li></ul>Sponsorship Get Involved:
  16. 16. <ul><li>FIRST Sponsorship </li></ul><ul><li>Builds technological literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthens company reputation in community </li></ul><ul><li>Creates pipeline for interns and future employees </li></ul><ul><li>Engages employees in volunteerism opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Provides employee team-building opportunities </li></ul>Sponsorship Get Involved:
  17. 17. <ul><li>Fundraising ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>Recruit additional talented students </li></ul><ul><li>Recruit teachers and parents as mentors. </li></ul><ul><li>Attain possible grants. </li></ul>Next Steps FIRST :
  18. 18. <ul><li>August though November: Team organization and Fundraising. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fundraising goal: $10,000-15,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>December: Registration and purchase of kit </li></ul><ul><li>January: The game is revealed. Robot kit arrives at our doorstep. </li></ul><ul><li>Mid February: Finish robot and ship to competition. </li></ul><ul><li>April: Global competition @ the Georgia Dome (hopefully…) </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>Schedule/Budget FIRST :

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