Robotics


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

Meeting Schedule

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.

Manditory meetings:

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

Fundraising/Corporate Sponsorship

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

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.

 

Additional Information

Students interested in joining the team should contact Mr. Smith (dhsmith98@gmail.com) or Dr. Zryd (drztutor@comcast.net)

 

Links and Documents

External LinkFirst Robotics

TeamHandbook_ver1

2017-18Expectations

Orientation meeting handout as pdf