Emerging Mentor Cohort
In this immersive program, cohort members will virtually come together to explore a comprehensive curriculum covering essential aspects of the FIRST TECH CHALLENGE. Our structured approach will cover the following critical topics:
FIRST Foundation Training:
Lay the foundation with an in-depth understanding of FIRST principles.
Attend a Competition:
Experience the excitement and energy of an FTC competition firsthand.
Base Build, Control Systems, Basic Programming: Master the essentials to create a competitive robot.
Dive into designing and building effective robot mechanisms.
Sustainability, Outreach, and Fundraising:
Learn to sustainably grow and support your robotics program.
Throughout the program, educators will have the opportunity to apply their newly acquired knowledge and skills in real time while coaching a rookie FTC team.
Culminating this enriching journey is a thrilling Spring Season Scrimmage, where teams from the cohort will compete head-to-head. Teams will form alliances with veteran FTC Teams, aiming for victory. The winning teams will have their registration dues waived for the following season.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Google.Org Foundation, We are able to waive all associated fees with the GEARED UP Emerging Mentor Cohort for the 2024 Cohort.