MCWT helps sponsor robotics teams aby activities such as providing students with a laptop, robot kits and mentoring. Some of these teams go on to compete in Robofest, an annual autonomous robotics contest that teaches STEM (science, engineering, technology and math) skills in grades 5 through 12. Robofest challenges student teams to design, build and program robots to complete against those of other teams in the following main categories:
- Game Competition – A team of students completes to accomplish robotics missions using fully autonomous robots.
- Exhibition – Each team has complete freedom to show off any creative autonomous robotics project they have created.
- Vision Centric Challenge
Learn more at http://www.robofest.net
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR A MCWT (MICHIGAN COUNCIL OF WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY) FOUNDATION ROBOFEST $500 GRANT?
1. ARE YOUR TEAM MEMBERS ALL FEMALE AND AT LEAST 5TH GRADERS (UP TO 12TH GRADERS)?
2. ARE YOUR TEAM MEMBERS U.S. CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS?
3. WILL YOUR TEAM REGISTER FOR A DISTRICT ROBOFEST COMPETITION IN MICHIGAN?
4. WILL YOU PROVIDE A REPORT SUMMARIZING THE TEAM’S ACTIVITIES AND USE OF FUNDS AT THE END
OF THE ROBOFEST SEASON?
5. WILL YOU ALLOW PUBLICATION OF QUOTES AND PICTURES ON THE MCWT FOUNDATION WEBSITE AND
6. Will your team members’ parent/gaurdian sign a Media Release (docx or pdf) so that we can take photos?
If you have answered YES to ALL of these questions, your team is eligible.
COMPLETE THE GRANT APPLICATION AND RETURN. THE DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 18, 2016, HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO jANUARY 16, 2017 11:59PM.
LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY JAN. 28, 2017.