JUMPSTART Sessions 2015
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JUMPSTART Training Sessions at SCSU
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8:30AM to 8:50AMREGISTRATION in Headley Hall
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Hall and Room NumberWick Science 116Wick Science 114Headley Hall 230Headley Hall 214Wick Science 107Wick Science 122Wick Science 124Wick Science 119
Wick Science 125
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9:00AM to 9:50AMSession 1Game StrategyAwards and SubmissionsPneumaticsElectricalCreating an Effective Internet PresenceSafety in the Pits and LabBump it up!FRC After High SchoolFRC for Parents and Mentors
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Breaking down the game is a huge part of building a successful robot. Understanding how to utilize your robot is essential to being a top team.Knowing what is required for Awards makes your team's job easier. Knowing when to submit is a must. There will be an emphasis on young teams' Chairman's submissionsThis is a make or break for manipulators and high-end drive trains such as Butterfly. Overlooking your pneumatics could spell certain doom for your team.You need to build a robot. Therefore you need to know electrical: Energy Budget, Components, Wiring. Learn how to do this the correct way.This session will provide you with tips to make your team's presence on the internet professional and influential! Dani and Jessie will cover rules on posting, website organization, tips on writing content (for anything), emailing sponsors, and more!Judges love a well organized PIT. Couple this with a strong safety regiment and you can set your team up for FRC success!Heavy defensive games need great bumpers. FInd out what you will need to build bumpersCANCELLEDGet all that you need to know from one of Minnesota's original FRC parents and mentors.
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Ryan S (BR), Jacob C (St Thomas)Kami & Olivia (4607)Todd B. Delano (3026)Jon S (2177), 3840Dani (BR), Jessie (4607)3102, 1816Laura N (4607)Kurt H (SCSU), Alex J (4607), Yoji S (1816)Laurie S (1816, MN FIRST)
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10:00AM to 10:50AMSession 2ScoutingAwards and SubmissionsDrive TrainsElectricalRobotics in SchoolsWhat to Expect at a RegionalThe Engineering Design ProcessPlanning For SuccessCreating a Booster Club for your team
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Scouting can make and break a team's performance. This session is set up to help create the best opportunities for your team in Regionals, Worlds, and at the State ChampionshipsKnowing what is required for Awards makes your team's job easier. Knowing when to submit is a must. There will be an emphasis on young teams' Chairman's submissionTank, Swerve, Side, Holonomic, MecanumYou need to build a robot. Therefore you need to know electrical: Energy Budget, Components, Wiring. Learn how to do this the correct way.JR FLL, FLL, FTC, and FRCA session that focuses on alliance selection, gracious professionalism and what that means at an event, and the importance of team spirit.How to formulate and organize your ideas into a working robot. Problem solving and engineering skills will be explored.How to lay out your season for success. We will also be discussing on how to build a strong team.No matter how your team is funded, you always need more support. Creating a Booster Club helps to alleviate the pressures of finding funding and engaging new sponsors.
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Jacob C (St Thomas), Sam S (4607)Kami, & Olivia (4607)Todd B, (3026) Ryan (BR)Jon S (2177), 3840Mark Durand (3023), John C & Joel W (4607)Yoji SJohn C (4607) Alex J (4607). 1816Tom M (5542), Roger N and Russ G (4607)
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11:00AM to 12:40PMLunch time and ShowcasesLarge Group MeetingLunch At Garvey CommonsSCSU ToursFTC ScrimmagesRobot ShowcasePIT Showcase
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12:40PM to 1:30PMSession 3Ri3dAdvanced Chairman's Award SubmissionWhat to Expect when you are InspectedCoding LanguagesMarketing and BrandingOff SeasonSCSU for EducatorsYoung Team EssentialsSTEM Advocacy
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Utilizing the numerous Ri3d teams experiences can help your team break down the game. We are fortunate to have Bison Robotics' Ri3D (Greenhorns) team ready to illustrate how this can happen.Looking to add that prestigious banner to your Team's PIT? Kacy has first hand knowledge on what it takes to bring home the most coveted award in FRC.The most crucial and nailbiting portion of a competition this side of alliance selections; Jon Stratis has been a Lead Robot Inspector for many events. His expertise will help your team prepare for inspections properly.Labview for FRC, C++, and JAVA from the experts.Getting your team noticed early and often is more art than it is science. Emma and Kami have been intregral parts of C.I.S. 4607's rise to the top among the state's best marketing squads.What to do when the season is over... Off-season projects and events to attendCANCELLEDHow to build a strong team. This session will look at how to bring in the best talent and create a better-functioning team.this is a participatory workshop, attendees leave with an action-item to do list
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BR, GreenhornsKacy (BR), Yoji S (1816)Jon Stratis (LRI), Drake(BR)Chris (5542)Emma (BR), Kami (4607)Dylan W & Logan S (4607), Jake B (BR)Kurt H (SCSU)Alex J (4607), Ben W (5542)1816
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1:40PM to 2:30PMSession 4ScoutingVirtual Prototyping & 3d PrintingDrive TrainsCoding LanguagesWhat to Expect at a RegionalSafety in the Pits and LabFundraising and SponsorshipCoaches CornerMentor Round Table
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Scouting can make and break a team's performance. This session is set up to help create the best opportunities for your team in Regionals, Worlds, and at the State ChampionshipsVirtual Prototyping is essential to keep costs low and the team on budget in terms of money and time. 4818 has perfected this in the last two seasons.Tank, Swerve, Side, Holonomic, MecanumLabview for FRC, C++, and JAVA from the experts.A session that focuses on alliance selection, gracious professionalism and what that means at an event, and the importance of team spirit.Judges love a well organized PIT. Couple this with a strong safety regiment and you can set your team up for FRC success!No funds, no robot. Great fundraising and great partnerships can help to build your bottom line. Both teams have bulked up their piggy-banks with sponsors and fresh fundraising ideas.A session just for head coaches on how to lead your team through all of the challenges of FRC season and the issues that plague a team in the off-season.A forum by the mentors to ask all the questions that you want answered.
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Jacob C (St Thomas), Sam S (4607)4818Todd B, (3026) Ryan (BR)Chris (5542)Yoji S3102, 18161816 and 4607Alex J (4607), Mark D (3023) and Ben W (5542Laurie (1816), Roger N, (BRBC)
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