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2018 Shocker MINDSTORMS Challenge

Volunteer Sign-Up

 

Thank you for your willingness to help with Shocker MINDSTORMS events!
Please complete the form below after reading about the volunteer positions and expectations.

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Last Name:

First Name:

Emaill Address:

Cell Phone Number (or number where you want us to reach you):

Company/Organization (if applicable):

Judges will be given a LEGO name badge, but if you already have one, please let us know.  Do you need a LEGO name badge ?

Thank you, I already have a LEGO name badge

Yes, I need a LEGO name badge

Judges will all wear a Shocker MINDSTORMS t--shirt on Challenge Day.  Do you need a t-shirt?

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I volunteer to serve in any of the following capacities (check all that apply):

Volunteer Type Time Commitment
Mission Judge Requires 1 hour training and at least two hours of "practice" on Trial Day, March 31; and volunteering all day (8:30am - 4:00pm) on Challenge Day, April 21
Presentation Judge Requires judging from approximately 9:00am - 1:00pm (depending on number of teams) on Challenge Day, April 21
Interviewer Judge Requires participating in interviews from approximately 9:00am - 1:00pm (depending on number of teams) on Challenge Day, April 21
Display Judge Requires approximately 3 hours on Challenge Day, April 21 (between 9:30am - 1:00pm)
Notebook Judge Requires approximately 3 hours on Challenge Day, April 21 (between 9:30am - 1:00pm)
Set Up Volunteer Move and set up courses and tables/chairs Friday evening, April 20, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Tear Down Volunteer Tear down and move courses and tables/chairs on Challenge Day, April 21, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

A Mission Judge will need to attend a one hour training presentation on Trial Day as well as about two hours familiarizing themselves with the course they will judge. On Challenge Day, a 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. Total time commitment is approximately 10 hours.

A Team Presentation Judge will spend approximately 4 hours listening, observing and writing constructive comments about presentations given by student teams. Judges will be looking for organization, content, participation by team members, and quality/appearance of presentation.

A Team Interview Judge will spend approximately 4 hours "interviewing" Beginner or Beginner II team members. Teams will be provided a list of "possible" questions ahead of time.  During the Interview, judges will randomly choose 5 questions to ask team members. Judges will be looking for team work, process thinking (how did they go about solving their challenges), and more.

A Team Display Judge will spend approximately 3 hours reviewing and critiquing Team Displays that highlight the team's "journey" preparing for the Challenge. Judges will be looking for organization, creativity, "personality", and quality.

A Team Notebook Judge will spend approximately 3 hours reviewing and critiquing Team Notebooks. The teams are asked to document their experiences preparing for the Challenge. Judges will be looking for organization, content, team contribution, and quality.

Set up and tear down volunteers will move and set up courses, tables/chairs, and other items needed for the event.