Roboteers Team 2481 is a part of FIRST, a non-profit organization, which promotes science and technology. We are a community-based team and accept public, private, and home school students. We have been in existence for 10 years and have done extraordinary things in that time. Students on the team will work with engineers and professionals from local companies and businesses to design and build a 120 lb. robot in six weeks and develop/lead outreach activities for our local communities as well as work on completing team award submissions. We have activities and meet year round; however, the build- season starts in early January and goes to about mid-February. During this time, students are required to put in 12+ hours a week. The team travels extensively during the competition season, which is late February through April depending on the events the team signs up for and how far we advance. During competition season, students are expected to continue being active members on the team, attend competitions, and attend meetings.
Some student expectations include:
- Must be high school age
- Adhere to the Roboteers Team 2481 Handbook
- Put in a minimum of 12 hours per week during the build and competition seasons
- Set up an account on team forum and check it daily
- Attend outreach events
- Be involved in fundraising events
- Register with FIRST online
- Attend mandatory meetings
Please fill out the following preliminary application to the best of your ability. In addition to this application, new students will be required to attend a new student orientation meeting. Returning students will be required to complete a performance review. Please be aware that in the past, we have never had to turn away students; however, depending on the number of applicants, this is always a possibility. Make sure you plan enough time to complete the entire application at one time. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline to submit this application is Monday, May 22nd.