PCHS ROBOTICS CLUB

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Engineering Portfolio Requirements by Award Requirements are indicated using the word “must,” recommendations are indicated using words like “could” or “should.”

Inspire Award
  • Team must submit an engineering portfolio.
  • The engineering portfolio must include summary information about the Robot design, information about the Team, and a Team plan.
  • The entire engineering portfolio must be high quality, thoughtful, thorough, concise, and well-organized.
  • The engineering portfolio could inspire the judges to ask about specific information.

Think Award
  • Engineering portfolio must have engineering content. The engineering content could include entries describing examples of the underlying science, mathematics, and game strategies in a summary fashion.
  • The engineering portfolio must provide examples that show the Team has a clear understanding of the engineering design process including an example of lessons learned.
  • The portfolio could inspire the judges to ask about specific, detailed engineering information.
  • Portfolio format is less important but enables the judges to understand the Team’s design maturity, organizational capabilities, and overall Team structure.
  • Portfolio could reference specific experiences and lessons learned but should capture the summary of the status of the Team and their Robot design.
  • Portfolio could summarize experiences and lessons learned from outreach with concise tables of outcomes.
  • Portfolio could summarize how they acquired new mentors and/or acquired new knowledge and expertise from their mentors.
  • Portfolio could contain a summary of overall Team plan.
  • Portfolio could contain information about the plans to develop skills for Team members.
  • Portfolio could be organized in a logical manner.

Connect Award
  • Team must submit an engineering portfolio.
  • Portfolio must include a Team plan. The Team plan could the Team’s goals for the development of Team member skills, and the steps the Team has or will take to reach those goals. Other examples of what the plan could include are timelines, outreach to science, engineering, and math communities, and training courses.
  • Portfolio must include a summary of how they acquired new mentors or acquired new knowledge and expertise from their mentors.

Innovate Award sponsored by Raytheon Technologies
  • Team must submit an engineering portfolio.
  • The engineering portfolio must include examples of the Team’s engineering content that illustrate how the Team arrived at their design solution.
  • The portfolio could inspire the judges to ask about specific, detailed engineering information.

Control Award sponsored by Arm
  • The Team must submit an engineering portfolio. The engineering portfolio must include engineering content that documents the control components.
  • The Team must submit a control award submission form as a separate document. Teams should identify the control aspects of their Robot that they are most proud of.
  • The Control Award submission form must not exceed 2 pages.

Motivate Award
  • Team must submit an engineering portfolio.
  • The engineering portfolio must include a Team organization plan, which could describe their future goals and the steps they will take to reach those goals. Other examples of what the plan could include are Team identity, fund-raising goals, sustainability goals, timelines, outreach to non-technical groups, finances, and community service goals.
  • The Team is an ambassador for FIRST programs.
  • Team can explain the individual contributions of each Team member, and how these apply to the overall success of the Team.

Design Award
  • Team must submit an engineering portfolio that includes examples of Robot CAD images or detailed Robot design drawings.
  • The portfolio could inspire the judges to ask about specific, detailed design engineering content.
  • The Control Award submission form must not exceed 2 pages.