2013 Oregon Dept. of Education FIRST Grant Overview


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2013 Oregon Dept. of Education FIRST Grant Overview

  1. 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) ®
  3. 3. FIRST learning… … never stops building upon itself, starting at age 6 and continuing through middle and high-school levels up to age 18. Young people can join at any level. Participants master skills and concepts to aid in learning science and technology through robotics, while gaining valuable career and life skills. Debra Mumm-Hill FIRST Pacific NW Director Cathy Swider ORTOP FIRST Program Director
  4. 4. M A K I N G T H E C A S E • Companies are competing with each other for a limited number of students graduating in STEM fields. • We must secure our nation’s future by supporting high-quality STEM education to prepare a skilled workforce and strengthen U.S. competitiveness. • The Leaky STEM Pipeline
  5. 5. M A K I N G T H E C A S E • Oregon Class of 2006
  6. 6. M A K I N G T H E C A S E • Nearly every state is building a better and stronger academic foundation to prepare all students for college, careers, and life. • Oregon • 40-40-20 Plan Supporting a College- and Career-Ready America
  7. 7. M A K I N G T H E C A S E • Percentage of Workforce by Education Level 62%28%
  8. 8. M A K I N G T H E C A S E • Promoting STEM education — anchored in college- and career-ready standards — nurtures a skilled workforce, widens the pool of desired job applicants, and strengthens U.S. competitiveness. • Supporting a College- and Career-Ready America 1 http://www.bhef.com/publications/documents/BHEF_Research_Brief-STEM_Interest_and_Proficiency.pdf 2 http://www.esa.doc.gov/sites/default/files/reports/documents/stemfinalyjuly14_1.pdf
  9. 9. M A K I N G T H E C A S E • Estimated Lifetime Earnings by Education Level 27 percent of people with post-secondary licenses or certificates—credentials short of an associate’s degree—earn more than the average bachelor’s degree recipient (Pathways to Prosperity p. 3).
  10. 10. 10   Why FIRST? FIRST is needed now more than ever Note: Refer to page 6 of Strategic Plan for additional detail Source:  The  OECD  Program  for  Interna9onal  Student  Assessment  (PISA):  2009  Results; Ins9tute  of  Educa9on  Sciences,  Science   2009:  Na9onal  Assessment  of  Educa9onal  Progress  at  Grades  4,  8,  and  12  (Washington,  D.C.:  Na9onal  Center  for  Educa9on  Sta9s9cs,  January  2011);  ACT,  Inc.,  The  Condi9on  of  College  &  Career   Readiness  (Iowa  City,  IA:  ACT,  Inc.,  2011);  GraPan  Ins9tute:  Catching  up:  Learning  from  the  best  school  systems  in  East  Asia  (February  2012) The U.S. ranks 17th in science proficiency among 34 OECD countries, and 25th in math proficiency 66% of 4th graders , 70% of 8th graders and 79% of 12th graders in the U.S. are performing below a “proficient” level in science 70% of U.S. high school graduates are not prepared for college-level work in science The average 15-year-old U.S. student is performing 2-3 grade levels below the average 15-year-old student in Shanghai in math Science & technology in the U.S. today
  11. 11. Gates Foundation Wisdom on STEM Engineering   Technology   Science   Math   •  Technology and Engineering excites & engages students •  Science and Math learning fall in sync with Tech & Eng engagement
  12. 12. Gates Foundation Experience Standards   &  Measures     Assessment   Professional   Development   Students   Standards  &  Measures   Assessment   Professional   Development   Students  
  13. 13. STEM STME
  14. 14. FIRST creates collaborations School  districts   Higher  Ed   CC/Univ   Apprent.     Community     Programs   Industry     STUDENT
  15. 15. Oregon FIRST Impact This year over 5,500+ Oregon FIRST students Over $1,300,000 invested from industry $16M FIRST College Scholarship Fund
  16. 16. In the past year in Oregon Over 120,000 mentor hours = 60 work years Value: 120,000 x $40 = $4.8M Industry partners bring the internships into the halls of the school Over 300,000 student hours = 300 instructional years in robotics Mentoring Matters
  17. 17. Oregon Partners
  18. 18. Oregon Partners
  19. 19. Education in Science & Technology •  FIRST Robotics Students vs. Comparison Group •  Seek Education in Science &Technology –  Twice as likely to major in science or engineering –  More than three times as likely to major specifically in engineering Impact Source: Brandeis University, Center for Youth and Communities, Heller School for Social Policy and Management
  20. 20. Team Structure K - 12 Students Teachers/Parents Community Partners –  Engineering Mentors –  Machinists/ Electricians –  Business Mentors –  Corporate Sponsors Future Workforce Employed Oregonians FIRST LEGO League FIRST Tech Challenge FIRST Robotics Competition cathy_swider@ous.edu
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. 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.
  23. 23. 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.
  24. 24. 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.
  25. 25. 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   ExisFng  Team   Travel  Subsidy   >  90  miles/event   FRC   $7,000   $3,000   $2,000   FTC   $2,500   $1,500   $500  
  26. 26. 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.
  27. 27. 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.
  28. 28. 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)
  29. 29. 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
  30. 30. 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  Loca9on  TBA     •  FTC World Championship – St. Louis 4/23-26, 2014
  31. 31. 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
  32. 32. 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
  33. 33. Starting a team info http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=3976