I AM Robot - IAM's robotics team is "the varsity sport for the mind" as described by the FIRST Robotics Competition. Students need to adhere to the rules of the competition with limited rescources to fundraise, brand, design, build, and work together as a team to create a robot that competes against others from area high schools in field competitions. Being on the team promotes:
- Learning engineering from professionals
- Building and competing with robots
- Learning and using sophisticated software and hardware
- Competing and collaboration in alliances and tournaments
- Building interpersonal skills
In the Fall, the team (or smaller groups) meet every week, dates and times are still to be determined. Meetings may be in the evening so that mentors can be present.
Build season begins in January. The build schedule is tentatively set for Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 5-9, and Saturday 9-2. Times and dates will likely be extended as the season progresses, including some Sundays. We will be building at the school again this season.
Saturday 11/11/17 8am-6pm Bloomfield Girls Competition - Bloomfield Hills MI More info
Saturday 1/6/18 9:30-5 MISD - Mandatory attendance for kickoff
A successful season requires at least $20,000, and our goal is to reach $50,000. Therefore, we will have several fundraisers throughout the year. They include the list below, but please feel free to contact us with other ideas.
Fall - cookie dough fundraiser last year, but a different one would be better. We need someone to be in charge of a fall fundraiser.
Fall - Bowling fundraiser
April 2017 - flower sale
We also accept monetary donations from families, friends, and companies. A donation package handout will be available soon to take to companies when asking for donations. Checks should be written to the International Academy of Macomb, clearly labeled for the robotics team and brought to Ms. Deitman in the main office.
Community service is a major component of the FIRST program. We will have at least 2 community service events this year, and all students are required to particpate in at least 1 off-site event. Below are scheduled and possible events.
Saturday October 28th 1:00-3:30 - Help at Gleaners in Warren
December - collect socks (or other items) for MISD to give to homeless
Another event TBD - present robot at elementary schools is a possibility.