2013 MINDSTORMS Challenge Dates/Times:
Trial Day, February 16, 2013
Challenge Day, March 9, 2013
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Have you volunteered/participated at a previous Shocker MINDSTORMS event (check all that apply). NOTE: Previous experience is NOT required.
Volunteered as a Course/Mission Judge
Volunteered as a Presentation Judge
Volunteered as a Table Display and Notebook Judge
Volunteered as a Spirit and Sportsmanship Judge
Volunteered in some other capacity in a previous year
Attended a MINDSTORMS Challenge, but not participated
Never attended a MINDSTORMS Challenge
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I volunteer to serve in any of the follow capacities (check all that apply):
A Course/Mission Judge will need to attend a one hour training presentation on Trial Day as well as a little more than an hour familiarizing themselves with the course they will judge. On Challenge Day, a Course/Mission Judge will spend the day timing, scoring, and judging competitors on a course. Accurate scoring and impartial judging of achievement of specific course milestones are key to a successful event. Judges will need to ensure students have clear access to the course and reset some elements of the course between competitors' runs. Approximately 10 hours of total time investment.
A Presentation Judge will spend approximately six hours listening, observing and writing constructive comments about presentations given by student teams. The teams are asked to present about their "journey" preparing for the Challenge, and the judges are looking for creativity, variety, organization, accuracy, and knowledge. We believe students' ability to document and present themselves is just as important as learning to build and program a robot. Three judges will review the Beginner Teams' presentations and three judges will review the Intermediate and Professional Teams' presentations. Review the Presentation Challenge for more information and for the judge's scoring sheet.
A Team Display and Notebook Judge will spend approximately four hours reviewing and critiquing displays and notebooks assembled by the teams. The teams are asked to document their "journey" preparing for the Challenge, and the judges are looking for creativity, variety, organization, accuracy, and knowledge. We believe students' ability to document and express themselves is just as important as learning to build and program a robot. Review the Team Display and Notebook Challenge for more information and for the judge's scoring rubric.
A Spirit and Sportsmanship Judge will spend approximately four hours walking around the Heskett Center gymnasium and observing teams. They will be watching for teamwork and collaboration among students, good attitudes (in winning and in losing), respect for others, and pride in their teams. Again, this is an important event that teaches students that their "spirit and sportsmanship" is just as important as winning on a course. Review the Spirit and Sportsmanship Challenge for more information and for a judge's scoring rubric.
Floaters will have various jobs such as t-shirts sales. monitoring the MOC Competition, "guarding" the door, taking still photos, taking movies and recording interviews, awards presentation preparation, running errands, etc.
The students, coaches, and the Challenge Coordinators appreciate your willingness to volunteer for this event.