2013 Oregon Dept. of Education Grant Overview for FIRST Teams

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Details of the 2013 Oregon Department of Education Grants work for FIRST teams.

Details of the 2013 Oregon Department of Education Grants work for FIRST teams.

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  • 1. Igniting young minds. Teaching life skills. Nurturing passions for science and technology. Putting Oregon student’s FIRST   FOR INSPIRATION AND RECOGNITION OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization) ®
  • 2. ODE GRANT $635,000 Oregon FIRST Robotics Grant http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=3976 ü Opened: Aug 22 q Closes: Sept 20 q Awards: Early October Covers 2 programs 7-12th grades q FTC: FIRST Tech Challenge q FRC: FIRST Robotics Competition
  • 3. Purpose of Grant Funds The Oregon FIRST Robotics Grant supports this mission through a competitive grant managed by the Oregon Department of Education and funded by the 2013 Oregon Legislature. The purpose of this grant is to: Ø  Increase the number of students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) related careers through participation in FIRST programs. Ø  Elevate community involvement through mentorship and sponsorship of FIRST teams. Ø  Increase the opportunities for students in Oregon middle schools and high schools to participate in FIRST programs with a focus on underserved students and rural communities.
  • 4. Eligibility Ø  Any public middle schools or high schools including charter schools are eligible to apply. Alternative schools for students below age 19 are also eligible if they are operated by an Education Service District (ESD), public school district, or community college Ø  All teams funded through this grant must register for and participate in at least one officially sanctioned FIRST competitive event. Ø  Each school may only submit one application, but may request funding for multiple teams on the same application. Max $10,000 per grant request.
  • 5. General Requirements All applications must address the priorities of the grant program including: ü  Increased student engagement in STEM education through FIRST. ü  Demonstrated commitment to community involvement through mentorships on FIRST teams. ü  Commitment to serving a diverse student population. ü  Participation in the FIRST robotic competitions.
  • 6. Available Funding Ø  The available funding for this grant is approximately $635,000 which will be divided between two competitive grant processes during the 2013 -2015 biennium. Ø  The maximum award for any single school is $10,000. Funds will be awarded in set amounts as described in the table below. Ø  An additional travel subsidy of up to $2,000 for FRC teams and up to $500 for FTC teams may be available to teams that are greater than 90 miles from the closest competitive event. Program   New  Team   Exis0ng  Team   Travel  Subsidy   >  90  miles/event   FRC   $7,000   $3,000   $2,000   FTC   $2,500   $1,500   $500  
  • 7. Use of Funds Grants will be awarded to start new teams and to help expand existing FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) teams at middle schools and high schools. Allowable uses of funds include: Ø  Stipend for a designated lead coach/mentor. Ø  FIRST registration fees for the 2013-2014 academic year. Ø  Equipment. Ø  Materials. Ø  Travel to FIRST competitions. Ø  Other costs associated with direct participation in a FIRST program.
  • 8. Scoring Grants will be scored using the attached scoring rubric. ODE will also place a priority on high scoring grants that support: Ø  Creation of new teams. Ø  Creation of teams in areas of the state with lower numbers of existing teams. Ø  Teams based in schools with over 40% free and reduced lunch. Ø  Teams based in schools with minority populations over the state average of 35%. TIP: Take time to write a good grant proposal.
  • 9. Program Comparison Program Comparison FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team Size 8 to 13 students Recommended minimum – 12 students National average – 28 students. Training Opportunities September to November Locations TBD FIRST Fare 2013 November 16, 2013 Gladstone High School New teams will have access to a veteran team for mentoring. Registration Deadline December 1, 2013 December 5, 2013 Competition challenge released September 7, 2013 Molalla, The Dalles, Bend January 4, 2014 University of Portland Oregon State University Time available for robot build October through January January 4, 2014 to February 18, 2014 Oregon Open Competitive Events November through February Most teams attend two qualifying tournaments. District events Thursday evening through Saturday from February 27 to April 5 Teams attend two events State and Regional Invitational Events Oregon FTC Championship March 1 – 2, 2014 Hillsboro, OR West Super Regional Location and dates TBD (likely CA) Pacific NW Regional Championship April 9 – 12, 2014 Portland Memorial Coliseum National Invitational Event April 23 – 26, 2014 St Louis, MO April 23 – 26, 2014 St Louis, MO Initial Registration Costs New teams – free Existing teams – $275 New team -$6,000 (includes kit) Existing team–$5,000 (includes kit)
  • 10. The Competition Head-to-head competition using sports model 4 teams on 12’ x 12’ field 30 second autonomous + 2 minute remote control = 1 match Most teams compete in two Qualifying Events 12 Qualifying Events à Oregon State Championship Hillsboro, Tigard, Corvallis, McMinnville, Hood River, Bend and Portland The Robot • Design using CAD software PTC provided for free • Tetrix and/or Matrix kit parts • Fabricate parts from allowable raw materials list. • Program in RobotC or LabView • Document design journey in an engineering notebook. Awards Winning and Finalist Robot Game teams” Robot Design – Eng. Notebook, Innovation, Control, Community Outreach 7th – 12th Grades 107 FTC teams in Oregon - 2012 What is FTC video: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/ftc/presstools
  • 11. FTC Schedule 2013-2014 •  FTC Kickoff –– Sept. 7th – 11am – 2pm –  Molalla  HS  –  The  Dalles-­‐Wahtonka  HS  –  Summit  HS  (Bend)   •  Various workshops hosted by teams and ORTOP Sept thru November – consult www.ortop.org/ftc •  Fall and Winter Qualifying Events Nov – Feb. –  Qualifiers  are  hosted  by  FTC  teams  as  a  leadership  project   •  State Championship – Location TBD March 1 & 2 •  FTC Western Regional Championship –  Date:  late    March  -­‐  TBA  /  Bay  Area  LocaHon  TBA     •  FTC World Championship – St. Louis 4/23-26, 2014
  • 12. The Competition 3 on 3 competition using sports model on 27’ x 40’ field 15 second autonomous + 2 minute remote control = 1 match Teams compete in two Qualifying Events with cumulative scoring 10 Qualifying Events – 3 in Oregon OSU, Oregon City, Wilsonville 64 out of 185 teams qualify for the PNW District Championship in PDX The Robot • Design using Inventor/CAD software Autodesk provided for free • Kit of parts included with registration • Fabricate parts from allowable raw materials list. • Program in LabView, C++ or JAVA • Subteams of 12 – 50 students cover mechanical, electrical, programming, business, fundraising, scouting, documentation, etc Awards 24 awards that include robot design and community outreach 9th – 12th Grades 156  PNW teams in – 2012
  • 13. FRC Schedule 2013-2014 •  Workshops and student recruiting events hosted Sept thru December – calendar www.oregonfirst.org •  FRC Kickoff – January 4th – 7am – 2pm –  University  of  Portland  and  Oregon  State  University   •  6 week build season – Jan 4 – Feb 18 •  10 qualifying events in March- 40 teams each •  PNW District Championship – April 9 – 12 –  Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR- 64 teams will qualify •  FRC World Championship – St. Louis April 23-26 –  18-20 teams will qualify for Worlds
  • 14. Starting a team info http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=3976