Have a question about our robotics program? Here are some of the most often asked questions and our answers to them. If your question is not listed, feel free to shoot us an email.
When does the team meet during the week?
Our weekly meetings for the 2022-2023 school year are in person. Our workshop schedule is below, but may be changed due to mentor availability:
Monday: 3:30-6:30 PM
Tuesday: 5:00-8:00 PM
Friday: 3:30-6:30 PM
Our meeting schedule for Build/Competition Season (Jan-April) is yet to be determined, but will include more meetings, including weekend meetings. Please check back later for updates.
Some departments have different schedules. Please check with your department coordinator for your exact meeting schedule, or see the our calendar.
All members must attend at least 75% of all meetings.
What does a robotics team do? What are these competitions like?
The best description of FRC Robotics was covered in an “HBO Real Sports” documentary you can view here.
You can also see Disney+’s More Than Robots, a documentary on FRC Robotics covering 2020’s Infinite Recharge.
Where do you guys meet?
We meet in the Robotics Workshop, which is the gated area right next to the Nest and under the Learning Commons. It is a part of the Administration building.
Is it mandatory that I be at every meeting?
It is heavily recommended. You are required to attend at least 75% of all meetings each month. Ask your Department Coordinator for more specific information regarding your department’s meetings. Please see our handbook for more information.
Is it mandatory that I stay for the entire meeting?
You are expected to stay for the entire meeting. If you need to leave early, then be sure to contact your department coordinator ahead of time. Please see our handbook for more information.
I have a fall sport. Can I be involved?
If you can manage the time commitment of the Robotics Team and a Sport - yes. If a student is a multi-sport athlete, we have found that students are spread too thin to meaningfully participate in Robotics. Please see our handbook for more information.
Who goes to your competitions? What are competition positions? Who are they open to?
Travel Team is made up of the students selected for competition positions. These are different roles that students can interview for if they have met the position requirements. While all students are allowed to join us at our home regional and help us compete, our travel team has very specific positions that are vital to our success.
Interviews for specific, key positions on the travel team are held throughout November, during preseason. Most travel team positions are selected near the end of build season based on performance during build.
Parents and students not on our travel team are invited to join us at the San Diego Regional competition, and if we qualify, Houston Championships (April 20-24, 2022). It is a great opportunity to meet other teams, get inspired by robots, show your Narwhal pride, and get to know the rest of your team better.
I have some other questions. How can I contact the team?
Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or see our contact page for other specific emails.