A serious commitment is expected, with team meetings Fridays after school from 3pm - 5pm and most Saturday mornings from 8:30am - 11:00am, along with additional potential practices as the team heads into competition season (December 2018 through spring 2019, depending on how far the team advances). If you are an incoming 7th or 8th grader with interest in joining the team, please fill out the application form below.
Applications are due by Wednesday, August 29th at 5pm.
IMPORTANT DATES:The kickoff event will be held on September 8th at Monrovia high school from 8am - 12pm.
The following are the initial competition dates for the 2018/2019 season. These competitions will be held at Marlborough High School In Hollywood (typically from 8am - 12pm)
Meet 0 - Nov 3,2018 Meet 1 - Dec 1, 2018 Meet 2 - Dec 15, 2018 Meet 3 - Jan 12, 2019
Parents, if you have questions or are interested in becoming a team mentor, please email us at email@example.com
The RoboVikings hope to represent our school demographics in terms of race, ethnicity and gender, so students of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
This year's team will include 15 students.
Team membership decisions will be made by Mr. Richardson, with notifications going out in early September.
About FTC (http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc):
The FIRST Tech Challenge is more than a robotics program. We are a community focused on building a better world for tomorrow by engaging students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). FTC is about teaching students the value of hard work, innovation and creativity. It goes beyond competition by teaching teenagers the importance of working together, sharing ideas and treating each other with respect and dignity.
FTC is designed for students in grades 7-12 to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams.
Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.
Students get 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
Compete for a spot in the World Championship