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 nearly every week, on Monday's from 2:35-3:45 or longer if needed.
Build season begins in January. There are no team meetings during that time. The build schedule will be Monday - Thursday 5:30-8:30, and Saturday 9-2. We will be building at the school again this season.
Saturday 1/7/17 9:30-5 MISD - Mandatory attendance for kickoff
A successful season requires approximately $20,000. 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
Sunday 1/15/17 1 pm Bowling fundraiser at Alley 59
Early 2017 - water bottles, fan shirts, morley candy
April 2017 - flowers
We also accept monetary donations from families, friends, and companies. Checks should be written to the International Academy of Macomb and sent to Mr. Swanson.
Students interested in joining the team should contact Mr. Swanson (email@example.com) or Dr. Zryd (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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