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FIRSTFare 2012 Chairman's award

  1. 1. FIRSTFareOctober 27, 2012CHAIRMAN’SAWARDAnne Gilleland & Marina DimitrovFRC Team 1540 – The Flaming Chickens
  2. 2. AGENDA Introductions What is the Chairman’s Award? How Teams Qualify Components of the Application Sample Judging Questions Questions?
  3. 3. OVERVIEW
  4. 4. “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 ofinspiring greater levels of respect and honor for science and technology.” - FIRST
  5. 5. RECOGNIZES A TEAM THAT… Is a role model for other teams Has a strong year-round and multi-year program Impacts its community Spreads its enthusiasm for FIRST in innovative ways Has a strong partnership  Students/corporate sponsor/engineers  School/university sponsor/engineers  Students/adults  Community/team
  6. 6. GENERAL INFORMATION Regional Chairman’s Award  Can apply at one regional  Qualify for Championships  In the running for Championship’s Chairman’s Award Championship Chairman’s Award  Trip to White House? Dean Kamen’s House?  Traveling Clock Trophy  FIRST Hall of Fame  Allaire Medal (Nominated Jr. or Sr., scholarship and medallion)  Hall of Fame members (teams that have already won the Chairman’s Award) cannot compete for the Regional Chairman’s Award for five years
  7. 7. ROOKIE AND NASA GRANT TEAMS Rookie teams  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 NASA Grant Teams  Must provide a copy of Chairman’s Award submission as part of the grant
  8. 8. ENGINEERING INSPIRATIONAWARD “ Celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team’s school and community.”Unlike the Chairman’s Award, all teams attending a regional competition are considered.
  9. 9. POTENTIAL ACTIVITIES On Your Team  Organize your team to maximize learning  Student leadership  Year-round program  Alumni FIRST Community  Organize events (informational, scrimmages)  Mentor other teams  FLL  Kick-offs
  10. 10. POTENTIAL ACTIVITIES (continued) School Community  Addrobotics to curriculum  Demos/build awareness General Public  Use your robotics knowledge to help an organization  Demos  Community service  Fundraisers  Sponsor relations  Media  Local, state, national, and international presence
  12. 12. AREAS TO ADDRESS 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 2012/2013 team year as well as in prior years? Has the team explained/demonstrated why/how it should be a role model for other FIRST teams to emulate? 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 2012/2013 team year as well as in prior years? Has the team documented an innovative way to spread the FIRST message? How strong of a year-round team partnership effort is reflected during the 2012/2013 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) As a whole, does the content of the documentation exemplify the true meaning of FIRST?
  13. 13. SUBMISSION COMPONENTS Executive Summary (online) Essay (online)  (both above) 2013: due Feb. 21 – two days after ship Presentation (at regional/championships) Video (at regional/championships) Roving Judges (at regional/championships)
  14. 14. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Each 500 characters (including spaces) Briefly describe the impact of the FIRST program on team participants with special emphasis on the 2012/2013 year and the preceding two years Examples of role model characteristics for other teams to emulate Describe the impact of the FIRST program on your team and community with special emphasis on the 2012/2013 year and the preceding two years Team’s innovative methods to spread the FIRST message Describe the strength of your partnership with special emphasis on the 2012/2013 year and the preceding two years Team’s communication methods and results Other matters of interest to the FIRST judges, if any
  15. 15. ESSAY 10,000 Characters ~ 4 pages Submit online (with Executive Summary) Submit at one regional May include up to four pictures
  16. 16. ESSAY TIPS Clear headings and sections Concise Good flow Relevant facts/numbers Focus on the FIRST experience and its impact Address questions judges want to know Define your mission Explain how you accomplish your mission Explain your work from this year, and the last two Write early, then revise – language is important! Maybe involve your English teacher to help edit Have non-involved adults read it and tell you the main points they got
  17. 17. PRESENTATION 10 minutes 5 minute presentation  5 minutes of questions from judges 2-3 judges 3 representatives from your team Any presentation style Team must provide special equipment
  18. 18. PRESENTATION TIPS Practice! Make sure you can say everything in 5 minutes Be memorable, but communicate your main points Incorporate other points when answering questions Ideas?
  19. 19. ROVING JUDGE TIPS Have documentation to show judges when they come Make sure you have knowledgeable team members in the pit to talk to them Develop a list of main points to cover; work these into the questions
  20. 20. SAMPLE QUESTIONS What was the hardest part of robotics this year? What do you wish your team was better at? What was a challenge your team faced? How did you solve it? How does your team raise money? How do you keep in touch with your alumni? How has robotics impacted you? Why should you get the Chairman’s award? How is your team run? What will you do differently next year? What does gracious professionalism mean to you?
  21. 21. VIDEO 1-3 minutes long Clean audio No copyright infringements May consist of:  Video tape footage  Voice over/music over pictures  Animated presentation  PowerPoint converted to movie file format Required for judging  When two or three teams have been chosen, video is observed to check it meets requirements  Often shown when recipient is announced
  22. 22. MORE INFORMATION Award guidelines, sample championship videos: ds 2012 Flaming Chicken video: Feel free to email us with questions!  
  23. 23. QUESTIONS?