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First fare 2010 chairman's award

  1. 1. CHAIRMAN’S AWARD October 30, 2010 Rohisha Adke Team 1540
  2. 2. AGENDA <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>What is the Chairman’s Award? </li></ul><ul><li>How Teams Qualify </li></ul><ul><li>Components of the Application </li></ul><ul><li>Sample Judging Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
  3. 3. OVERVIEW
  4. 4. <ul><li>“ FIRST’s most prestigious award, it honors the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST. The award helps keep the central focus of the FIRST Robotics Competition on the goal of inspiring greater levels of respect and honor for science and technology .” </li></ul><ul><li>- FIRST </li></ul>
  5. 5. THE AWARD REWARDS A TEAM THAT… <ul><li>Is a role model for other teams </li></ul><ul><li>Has a strong year-round and multi-year program </li></ul><ul><li>Impacts its community </li></ul><ul><li>Spreads its enthusiasm for FIRST in innovative ways </li></ul><ul><li>Has a strong partnership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students/corporate sponsor/engineers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School/university sponsor/engineers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students/adults </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community/team </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. POTENTIAL ACTIVITIES <ul><li>On Your Team </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organize your team to maximize learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Year-round program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alumni </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FIRST Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organize events (informational, scrimmages) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentor other teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FLL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kick-offs </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. POTENTIAL ACTIVITIES CONT’D. <ul><li>School Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add robotics to curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demos/build awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><li>General Public </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use your robotics knowledge to help an organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fundraisers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sponsor relations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local, state, national, and international presence </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. GENERAL INFORMATION <ul><li>Regional Chairman’s Award </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can apply at one regional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Qualify for Championships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In the running for Championship’s Chairman’s Award </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Chairman’s Award </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trip to White House? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trip to Dean Kamen’s House? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traveling Clock Trophy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FIRST Hall of Fame </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allaire Medal (Nominated Jr. or Sr., scholarship and medallion) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hall of Fame members (teams that have already won the Chairman’s Award) cannot compete for the Regional Chairman’s Award for five years </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. ROOKIE AND NASA GRANT TEAMS <ul><li>Rookie teams </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cannot compete for Chairman’s Award, but are encouraged to create a Chairman’s Award submission and print it so judges can evaluate it for the Rookie All-Star Award </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NASA Grant Teams </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must provide a copy of Chairman’s Award submission as part of the grant </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. ENGINEERING INSPIRATION AWARD <ul><li>“ Celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team’s school and community.” </li></ul><ul><li>Unlike the Chairman’s award, all teams attending a regional competition are considered. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Essay </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li>Judging at the Competition </li></ul>
  13. 13. ESSAY
  14. 14. SUBMISSION <ul><li>10,000 Characters ~ 4 pages </li></ul><ul><li>Submit online (with Woodie Flower’s award and Executive Summary) </li></ul><ul><li>Submit at one regional </li></ul><ul><li>Usually due about five days before ship </li></ul><ul><li>May include up to four pictures </li></ul>
  15. 15. AREAS TO ADDRESS <ul><li>How strongly does the submission document the impact FIRST has on the learning experience of the students, school curriculum, engineers, and/or community during the 2009/2010 team year as well as in prior years? </li></ul><ul><li>Has the team explained/demonstrated why/how it should be a role model for other FIRST teams to emulate? </li></ul><ul><li>How well has the team communicated its excitement and impact within the entire school, community, and beyond (state/nation) through participation in FIRST during the 2009/2010 team year as well as in prior years? </li></ul><ul><li>Has the team documented an innovative way to spread the FIRST message? </li></ul><ul><li>How strong of a year-round team partnership effort is reflected during the 2009/2010 team year as well as in prior years? (You can define partnership in many ways, including: the partnership among the team’s students/corporate sponsor/engineers; school/university sponsor/engineers; students/adults; community/team) </li></ul><ul><li>As a whole, does the content of the documentation exemplify the true meaning of FIRST? </li></ul>
  16. 16. ESSAY TIPS <ul><li>Clear headings and sections </li></ul><ul><li>Concise </li></ul><ul><li>Good flow </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant facts/numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Written for information, not English class </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on the FIRST experience and its impact </li></ul><ul><li>Address questions judges want to know </li></ul><ul><li>Define your mission </li></ul><ul><li>Explain how you accomplish your mission </li></ul><ul><li>Explain your work from this year, and the last two </li></ul><ul><li>Write early, then revise </li></ul><ul><li>Have non-involved adults read it and tell you the main points they got </li></ul>
  18. 18. REQUIRED INFO <ul><li>Each 500 characters (including spaces) </li></ul><ul><li>Briefly describe the impact of the FIRST program on team participants with special emphasis on the 2009/2010 year and the preceding two years </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of role model characteristics for other teams to emulate </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the impact of the FIRST program on your team and community with special emphasis on the 2009/2010 year and the preceding two years </li></ul><ul><li>Team’s innovative methods to spread the FIRST message </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the strength of your partnership with special emphasis on the 2009/2010 year and the preceding two years </li></ul><ul><li>Team’s communication methods and results </li></ul><ul><li>Other matters of interest to the FIRST judges, if any </li></ul>
  20. 20. REQUIREMENTS <ul><li>10 minutes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 minute presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 minutes of questions from judges </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3 judges </li></ul><ul><li>3 representatives from your team </li></ul><ul><li>Any presentation style </li></ul><ul><li>Team must provide special equipment </li></ul>
  21. 21. PRESENTATION TIPS <ul><li>Practice! </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you can say everything in 5 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Be memorable, but communicate your main points </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate other points when answering questions </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas? </li></ul>
  23. 23. TIPS <ul><li>Have documentation to show judges when they come </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you have knowledgeable team members in the pit to talk to them </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a list of main points to cover; work these into the questions </li></ul>
  24. 24. SAMPLE QUESTIONS <ul><li>What was the hardest part of robotics this year? </li></ul><ul><li>What was a challenge your team faced? How did you solve it? </li></ul><ul><li>How does your team raise money? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you keep in touch with your alumni? </li></ul><ul><li>How has robotics impacted you? </li></ul><ul><li>Why should you get the Chairman’s award? </li></ul><ul><li>How is your team run? </li></ul><ul><li>What will you do differently next year? </li></ul><ul><li>What does gracious professionalism mean to you? </li></ul>
  25. 25. VIDEO
  26. 26. REQUIREMENTS <ul><li>1-3 minutes long </li></ul><ul><li>Clean audio </li></ul><ul><li>No copyright restrictions </li></ul><ul><li>May consist of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video tape footage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voice over/music over pictures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animated presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PowerPoint converted to movie file format </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Required for judging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When two or three teams have been chosen, video is used </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shown when recipient is announced </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. MORE INFORMATION <ul><li>Award guidelines, video tips: </li></ul><ul><li>Sample (1540) video: </li></ul><ul><li>Feel free to email me with questions </li></ul>
  28. 28. QUESTIONS?