2013 AWT RoboBots Competition:
Students will be afforded the opportunity to participate in a unique experiential learning experience. This hands-on career exploration opportunity will allow them to truly experience what it means to work in manufacturing. Students will leave this experience with an increased awareness of the careers available to them and the educational opportunities linked to those careers. They will work alongside- not watch, work alongside engineers and machinists on the manufacturing floor. In addition they will develop relationships with industry partners that can lead to internship and career opportunities. As a result the students will be able to develop both technical and “soft” skills.
- Blueprint reading
- Analysis of manufacturability
- Adapt to varied roles, jobs responsibilities, schedules and context
- Work effectively in a climate of ambiguity and changing priorities
- Incorporate feedback effectively
- Deal positively with praise, setbacks and criticism
- 21st Century Learning Skills*, Business Literacy Skills & Flexibility and Adaptability Skills
Initiative & Self-Direction
- Manage goals and time
- Work Independently
- Be Self-directed Learners
Social & Cross-Cultural Skills
- Work Effectively in Diverse Teams
Productivity & Accountability
- Set and meet goals, even in the face of obstacles and competing pressure
- Prioritize, plan and manage work to achieve the intended result
Demonstrate additional attributes associated with producing high quality products including the abilities to:
- Work positively and ethically
- Manage time and projects effectively
- Participate actively, as well as be reliable and punctual
- Present oneself professionally and with proper etiquette
- Collaborate and cooperate effectively with teams
- Respect and appreciate team diversity
- Be accountable for results
Leadership & Responsibilty
- Leverage strengths of others to accomplish a common goal
- Inspire others to reach their very best via example and selflessness
- Demonstrate integrity and ethical behavior in using influence and power
*Taken from the Partnership for 21st Century Learning Skills, http://www.p21.org
Battling Robots provides a framework for schools and businesses to form a mutually beneficial relationship. The businesses benefit from the enthusiasm this project generates regarding manufacturing and the school benefits by growing a local business advocate for the school.
The coach will receive all of the support materials necessary to implement this project in his or her classroom or as a “club” experience. In addition, the teacher now has a community resource on which to call to help connect the students with what they are doing in the classroom to what they might do in the workplace. Industry partners can serve as classroom speakers, host field trips, and help teachers think of innovative ways to make use of local manufactures in enhance the implementation of the current curriculum. We are currently looking into the possibility of graduate credit for teacher participation in the Battling Robots competition.
Please contact Alyson Scott at 440.951.5200 or Alyson.Scott@Fredon.com if you have any questions about your school’s participation.
Follow this link, www.gonrl.org, to find out more about the competition and the requirements for the competition. The AWT will be follows the National Robotics League’s rules and regulations.
For more information on the National Robotics League, visit their website www.gonrl.org
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