FTC Team, 7-12, 9:00
Welcome to the STEM Triad FIRST Tech Challenge Class and Robotics team Team 12584 - “Not Yet Determined”
NOTE: This class has significant extra time requirements.
This class meets Thursday from 9:00-10:30 at Central Triad Church. Additional Meetings One Saturday Morning in Early/Mid September 2019 for the Season Kickoff Event- Date TBA After the Season Kickoff students will meet most Tuesdays from 9:00-10:30 at Central Triad Church for additional build and practice time. Some Tuesday meetings may happen at a robotics center in Winston-Salem where we will have access to a full game field. Two Saturdays in late January or February for all day Competitions (Dates TBD in the fall) Potential Other Days One Saturday in March for the State Tournament (if Qualified) Five Days in Mid April for World Championships in Houston TX (if Qualified).
NOTE: If the team qualifies for the World Championships there will be significant travel costs that are NOT included in the Class fees. We will discuss and implement ways that our class can seek team sponsorships to help purchase more equipment and offset travel costs. If this time commitment is a problem please do not sign up for this class. Again this is designed as a full year class.
This class will be the hardest fun you ever have. Students will, as a team, design, build, operate and compete with a robot in cooperation and competition with teams from all across North Carolina. And you do not even have to want to build the robot. As well as robot builders and programmers, the team needs students who can help develop the team business plan and coordinate team publicity; students who can design and maintain the team notebook (a key requirement for many high-level awards), and more. This is a year-long class that serves as an introduction to the world of competitive robotics and specifically the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) competition.
The team, with the guidance of coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments as well as for the robotics competitions themselves.
Students involved in FTC will be able to:
Design, build, and program robots Apply real-world math and science concepts
Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills.
Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments Qualify for millions in college scholarships at over 130 Colleges and Universities