Current Challenges Faced by Teams

Round table discussion
Mentor Meeting in Greensboro, Sept 29, 2012

  • Fundraising
  • Building relationships
  • Time – networking/finding the right people
  • Matching programs
  • Demonstrations and presentations
  • Field trips and community outreach
  • Build space and test area
  • Sustainability
  • Ownership and productivity
  • Lack of technical expertise
  • Finding enough mentors
  • Mentor burn-out
  • Transportation for students
  • Keeping students interested
  • Balance student responsibility with results
  • Build season anxiety
  • Small student base
  • Money
  • Tooling – use of at build space
  • Empowering student leaders
  • Growth
  • Consistent interest and attendance
  • Programming (the robot)
  • Mentors/Parents
  • Transfer of skills
  • Recruiting new members
  • Scheduling – along with sports and other activities
  • Year round team vs partial year team vs seasonal team?
  • How to get parents more involved
  • Faculty burn-out
  • Team disconnect
  • Year round physical space
  • Tools training
  • Trying to do both FRC and FTC
  • Change the culture from mentor-led to student-led
  • Student vs mentor esp during build season
  • Off-season work