MRA Education Day 2018

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MRA is proud to announce that Education Day 2018 was October 27th, at Howard Community College in Columbia, MD. It was a great day, and we all learned so much!

For a link to the presentations, see the following table:

TimeBuilding Your TeamTaking Your Team to the Next Level FRC EssentialsTools and Techniques Robot Building 101Advanced Robot Building TopicsSoftware Hands-OnFor Mentors OnlyFor Students Only
08:30 – 09:20Intro to First
Managing Your Robot Build ProjectSurviving Inspection Inventor, Solidworks and CreoI’ve got a feeling – Basic sensors for FRC RobotsFRC Software for Beginners Kit Bot Chassis buildRobots are diverse; Robotics teams should be, too. Brainstorming on How to Increase Diversity on Teams
0930 – 10:20On the Internet, Nobody Knows you’re a Dog; How to Make your Team Look Big and Impressive Outreach: Looking for that Perfect Win-WinPit Organization and Management- Keep Your Pit from Being In the Pits Solid Modeling, Assembling and SharingChassis and Drive Train 101 The one eyed man is king – Advanced sensors for FRC Robots Applying Agile Scrum Methodology to FRC Growing Student LeadersFIRST & college: college students panel
1030 – 11:20Team Organization Awards: Telling Your Team’s Story in 15 Minutes—or Less!Fundraising 101 CNC router for FRC: a First-Year StoryTugs and Taps – Avoiding the dreaded electrical rebootPatterns for Successful Software – More than Working Code
Team Captains Roundtable
11:30 – 12:20Lunch
12:30 – 1:20Lobbying the Government – Benefits to Teams and Team Members
Safety ManagementFabrication Techniques Motors 101 Acronyms Galore – Wired for Success
Software FIRSTRookie Mentor Tips and Preparation
1:30 – 2:20Build a Cohesive Culture with Team Building Tips for TeensGame Strategy and Analysis, With Head Ref Q&A

Don’t get Bypassed because of Field Connection Issues; The FMS and How Your Robot ConnectsHotter Than Your Oven- Successfully Melting Plastics for Fun and GamesPSST! Want to use the power of the Air? Basic Pneumatics for FRC RoboticsSo You’ve Designed a Mechanism – Designing Top-Down so It Doesn’t Crash Down Effectively Engaging StudentsFIRST & college: college officials panel
2:30 – 3:20To Weld: MIG, TIG or ARC?Manipulators 101 Robot Autonomous and Autonomy The Petting Zoo – Sensors and Cabling examplesMentor Roundtable