The IndyRAGE

SP.RAGE15Indy.LOGO.ColorCyber Blue will be hosting an ALL GIRLS robotics event on October 2nd and 3rd at Perry Meridian High School. If your team would like to participate or if you would like to volunteer at the event please look over the information below.  If you have any questions please contact us at theindyrage@gmail.com

 

Entry Fee – Thanks to our great sponsors, the entry fee will be $50 – $100 per team and will be determined soon.  Registered teams will be sent an invoice in early September.

 

Team Registration  – Register through this site: http://vols.pt/geeP6j

 

Volunteers – Volunteer through this site: http://vols.pt/gerhog  We are looking for some FEMALE volunteers to help us run the ALL Girl Event.

 

The Indy RAGE – TENTATIVE AGENDA

 

FRIDAY – OCTOBER 2

3:00 PM – 7:00 PM             Pits and Field Set-Up

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM             Team Load In and Pit Set Up, Radio Programming

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM             Panel Discussion, Auditorium (Topics TBD)

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM             College / Company Displays Set-Up and Open

 

SATURDAY – OCTOBER 3

7:30 AM                                 Doors Open

9:00 AM                                 Opening Ceremony / Guest Speaker 1

9:30 AM                                 Qualification Matches Begin

Judges in Action

Noon                                       Matches End

Judging Ends

Open Mingle & Lunch, Cafeteria

1:30 PM                                  Guest Speaker 2

Alliance Selection (time dependent on number of teams / match schedule)

Playoffs

5:00 PM                                  Awards Ceremony

Closing

6:00 PM                                  All Teams Exit

8:00 PM                                  Field / Pits Dis-Assembled and Packed  Clean Up Complete

 

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM            College / Company Displays Set-Up and Open

 

Event Highlights –

 

Friday Evening:

 

Panel Discussion:  3 – 4 Female Professionals.  Topics may include career options, education options, challenges in the workforce, how to overcome bias.
Saturday:

 

Robot Competition – We will play the FIRST FRC 2015 Game “Recycle Rush”, with no rule changes from the official FRC season.  (www.usfirst.org/FRC)

 

Teams – Our goal is a 24 team event. All teams will play in the Playoffs. If fewer than 24 teams register, we will have a modified playoff process.

 

Drive Teams – Drive teams, including the Drive Coach, must be female. We strongly encourage the drive coach to be a non-student to provide an opportunity for an adult to work with a team.

 

Pit Crews – Pit crews are encouraged to be all-female. We recognize this as a significant challenge to teams, so this is not a requirement. Teams are encouraged to recruit new mentors for this event!

 

Robot Transportation – Safety is at the top of the priority list. If teams need assistance with robot movement to and from the field, please ask the field reset crew for assistance.

 

Guest Speaker 1 (Opening Ceremony)  – Motivational speaker, Relevant to young women interested in professional and technical careers.

 

Guest Speaker 2 (Alliance Selection) – Motivational speaker, Relevant to young women interested in professional and technical careers.

 

Open Mingle & Lunch – Open, casual discussion for team members and volunteers. Discuss careers, life balance, education, other topics. Lunch provided.

 

General Information:

 

Team Host – Each team will have a female professional provided to them as a new member for the day. The goal for the Host is to learn about the team and team members, FIRST, and to share their experiences. The goal for the team is to share their knowledge, learn, and turn their Host into a FIRST Mentor, Volunteer or Advocate.  Team Hosts are allowed to be a 5th Drive Team member within the guidelines of the drive Coach role.

 

Volunteers – Our goal is 100% female volunteers in every role. In some cases, due to the experience required, this may not be possible. In those specific cases, we will have an experienced volunteer provide coaching and training for a female interested in learning those roles.

 

Judging – There will be judged awards. All judging will be complete by noon Saturday.  Awards listing will be provided to teams in advance of the event.

 

T-Shirts – A limited number of event shirts will be available for purchase.

 

Event Logo – The IndyRAGE ’15 event logo can be downloaded and used by teams for their shirts.

 

Twitter – @theIndyRAGE

 

Questions: theindyrage@gmail.com

 

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