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Attracting and Retaining Diverse Student Populations by Robotics Resource Center (WPI)
Authors: Nancy McIntyre, Donald Dukes and Bruce Rajswasser
2005 presentation outlining steps teams can take to reach out to women and minority groups for recruitment.
Building High Tech Homes For Poor Families by Robotics Resource Center (WPI)
Authors: Pirelli, Roehl
Members of the Deerfield High FIRST team built the prototype Arial Home in one day. The goal is to obtain funding from major Foundations for the cost of the materials, at $10,000 per house. FIRST teams will raise money for their travel expenses to Indian reservations, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand, or anywhere the need exists. Students will provide the expertise and labor to assemble the homes.
Building Rural FLL Programs Through Partnerships by Robotics Resource Center (WPI)
Presentation given by Toni Wilcox and Jan Derdowskias part of the 2009 FIRST Robotics Conference sponsored by Rolls-Royce and WPI.
Charting a Political Course by Robotics Resource Center (WPI)
Author: FRC 839 Rosie Robotics
From the 2008 Resource Workshops, this presentation covers how political action can benefit your team and raise community awareness.
FIRST Robotics and its Relationship to Students' Attitudes Towar by Robotics Resource Center (WPI)
Author: Anita Lundy
As a teacher in an inner city public high school, I listened to students express distain for science and engineering careers while at the same time desiring high paying, high profile jobs, such as professional athletes or entertainers. Students said they did not want to attend college for the eight or more years required to become medical doctors or research scientists. During my third year teaching at the high school, I helped organize a FIRST Robotics team. Eighteen students joined the first year and while the challenges of building a robot were at times insurmountable, many of the students seemed to enjoy the process. Their attitudes in science and math classes appeared to improve and their grades began to increase.
FIRST Robotics: A Model for Problem-Based Learning by Robotics Resource Center (WPI)
Author: Donald Sanford Griffith, Jr.
Many people believe that FIRST participants go on to pursue careers in technical areas. The study presented compares the college plans of a group of students that participated in FIRST to a control group.
Forming A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit For A Robotics Team by Arthur Dutra III
This document outlines the work Gus Robotics Team, Inc. has gone through to obtain 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation status. It is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal or tax advice.
Promoting STEM Education Through After-School LEGO Programs by Robotics Resource Center (WPI)
Presentation given by James Lynch, Jenny Filipi, Ian Thompson, Leigh Johnson, and Devin McKinnon as part of the 2009 FIRST Robotics Conference sponsored by Rolls-Royce and WPI.
Robotics Summer Camps for Fundraising and Promoting FIRST by Robotics Resource Center (WPI)
The key to a sustainable FIRST team is to get students interested early. This presentation explains how to run a robotics summer camp that will both increase interest in robotics as well as raise money for the team. It also describes a number of other advantages of holding a camp as a fundraiser.
Team Handbook by Robotics Resource Center (WPI)
Each team has a different method of organization. This is the team handbook of FRC Team 45, which has been provided for the use of other teams as a template for the creation of their own handbook to organize their team.
Team Outline by Robotics Resource Center (WPI)
Many teams would like help organizing. Team 25, Raider Robotix, provides their team handbook, which outlines team accomplishments, organization and history in the hope that it will help other teams.
Team Spirit Presentation by Nicholas Galotti
A presentation given at the 2008 Rookie Workshops in Manchester, New Hampshire to give rookie teams an idea of what happens at competitions and how to prepare for them. The presentation covers choosing team names, team colors, t-shirts, and what buttons are.
Turning Your Digital Photos into FIRST-rate Productions by Robotics Resource Center (WPI)
One of the most important parts of outreach is showing constituents what you are accomplishing, this can be made much easier by taking and distributing pictures. This presentation explains how teams can go about choosing a camera and coping the pictures that were taken.