Agawam Robotics Education Association (AREA) will host a registration session for all levels of robotics program for 2015-2016 school year, the signup is scheduled on Tuesday, April 14th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Agawam Public Library.
Junior FIRST LEGO League (JrFLL) is a program for kindergartener through 3rd grade students in Agawam, which introduces the younger students to the exciting world of science and technology. This program features a real-world challenge, to be solved by research, critical thinking and imagination. Guided by parent coaches, students work with LEGO elements and moving parts to create solutions and present them for review. This program is sponsored by Agawam Robotics to Agawam students free of charge.
FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is a program for Agawam’s 4th to 6th grade students, which introduces students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society. Registration fee for this program is $50 per student and $25 for each additional student in the same family when signed up at the same time.
FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is geared toward Agawam students in 7th and 8th grades. Teams are responsible to develop strategy, designing and building robots based on sound engineering principles, then programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. Registration fee for this level is $75 per student.
You may find additional information on FIRST website at www.usfirst.org. For any question or if you are unable to attend the signup session, please contact Wincy Chan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration form is also available here.
This is it! The BIG one!
When: 7 Nov 2014 Serving 4:30-7:40pm
Where: Agawam Congregational Church 745 Main St
How much: $8 pp, under 9 $5 under 6 free.
All 17 FIRST Robotics teams of Agawam invite you to join them in supporting the prgoram that adds so much to your chlds education through hands on, real world, “got to meet the dealine” fun and excitment! AREA (Agawam Robotics Education Association) is the organizational arm for supporting the FIRST program here in town. Please, come join us for dinner, see what the kids are building and support the next generation of engineers and entrepreneurs!
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Agawam Robotics and Agawam Y announce a new partnership
Agawam Robotics and the Agawam Y have entered into a partnership that will benefit the FIRST Lego League teams of Agawam. The Y has a Tech Center in which members can use for various meetings and classes. The Y also wants to expand its programming to include STEM opportunities for its members, sort of excercize for the mind as well as the body.
FIRST Lego League in town is growing and the need for more space in which teams to meet was needed. Agawam Y has a Tech Center for use by members to improve their minds and Agawam FLL has a program that does just that, improve the minds of its students. The Tech Center includes a smart board, computer stations (coming next week) and plenty of space for a FLL table.
The students will also benefit from the Y by being offered free membership to its fitness facility and parents of students can receive discounted memberships for themselves and the rest of the family.
The hours of operation for the Y are 5:30am – 8:00pm M-F, 7:00am-3:00pm on Sat and closed Sunday. If teams are interested in using the Tech Center, please contact Andrew Melendez, Exec Dir of the Y at email@example.com.
For more information on the Agawam Y visit: http://www.springfieldy.org/family-centers/agawam-ymca-program-and-wellness-family-center/
It’s that time of year……time to start organizing the largest single fundraiser of Agawam Robotics, the 13th Annual Tournament of Rosie. The event is 6 Sept at Agawam Municipal Golf Course with tee times starting at noon. Cost is the same as last year, $95pp with all the proceeds going to support YOUR students participation and program costs for all 4 levels of FIRST Robotics here in Agawam. This year we have 10 JrFLL, 8 FLL, 2 FTC and 1 FRC team, for a total impact on around 200 students.
Your entry fee includes golf, cart, dinner and prizes. Get your 4 foursomes in early! Talk to your friends, relatives, co-workers.
Also we have a program book with ads for your company of your friends company or your mechanic or your favorite restaurant….you get the picture.
Friends of Rosie Name Listed in Book $10.00
Business Card $25.00
1/2 Page $50.00
Full Page $100.00
Hole Sponsor Includes Business Card Ad & Sign on Tee $150.00
Gold Title Sponsor $1000.00
(Includes a free foursome, tee signs and Company designation as co-sponsor)
See attached for support options and a flyer for you to print out and place around town.
I am taking sign ups starting……NOW!
We are going to take “Natures Fury” in stride and still hold our Agawam FLL Qualifier.
We are however modifying the schedule slightly to try to get everyone home safe before the roads get too bad. The changes include:
- No lunch break – eat when you can!
- Only the top 16 teams will complete in the elimination rounds
See the schedule page for details.
Thank you for your understanding.
We are pleased to announce the creation of the John Burns Award. John Burns was a co- founder of the FIRST Robotics team, Rosie Robotics, at Agawam HS, which grew over the years to include 5 FLL teams, 10 JrFLL teams, and a FTC team in Agawam. John also was well known across the state for his advocacy for STEM education before STEM became a buzz word. John passed away in 2008 and is missed every day.The criteria for the John Burns Award is modeled after the Woodie Flowers Award at the FRC level. The John Burns Award celebrates effective communication in the art and science of engineering and design. Dr. William Murphy founded the prestigious WFFA award in 1996 to recognize mentors who lead, inspire and empower using excellent communication skills. We want to emulate this recognition for excellent mentorship.
This award recognizes an individual who has done an outstanding job of motivation through communication while also challenging the students to be clear and succinct in recognizing the value of communication. As such, it is very important that this be a student-led effort and a student decision. Team coaches let the students decide whom to nominate. Adults can help EDIT, but this MUST be a student-led effort, since any team coach is eligible. Authors must be clearly identified as FLL aged students in the emailed submission. Please email submissions to JTB@agawamrobotics.org. Deadline for submissions is 9:00 pm, December 8, 2013.
The family of John is donating a LEGO EV3 Kit to the winner of the John Burns Award.
To Benefit Agawam Robotics Education Assn.
Saturday- June 22nd, 2013
Agawam Municipal Golf Course
128 Southwick Street
Feedings Hills, MA. 01030
Tee Times Start @ 10:00 AM
Donation: $95 per player Scramble Format
Includes Golf with Cart, Lunch, Dinner, and Prizes
Registration deadline is June 18, 2013 and entry is based on first paid teams.
All checks made payable to Agawam Robotics Education Association, Inc and sent to:
AREA, Inc.152 Franklin Street, Feeding Hills, MA 01030.
For more information contact Dana or Lynne Henry @ (413) 789-0684 or Charlene Cameron @ (413) 786-8302 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by Agawam Robotics Education Association, Inc.
Dedicated to inspiring the minds of the Agawam FIRST robotics students.
Last tiem, I promise, Rosie’s Ice Cream social and awards night has been changed to 5 Jun at Despangs. 1830 on Yarmouth Drive.
Rosie’s ice cream social, the premier social event of the year will be Monday 3 June at Despangs on Yarmouth Drive starting at 630.
This is the night for fun! Awards for those deserving, some fun, some serious. We get to say good by to the Seniors and have some ice cream also.
As Rosie enters its 12th year, (WOW! 22% of my life has been with Rosie!) it’s time to bring you, the parents and mentors of the Agawam Robotics Education Association (AREA) up to speed with plans and activities for Rosie, for the FTC and FLL teams, the FLL Tournament and sundry other events and decisions.
We will have an AREA meeting Tuesday night, 21 Aug, 6-8pm at the Agawam Public Library.
All “Recognized Mentors” and parent/legal guardians of current Rosie members are members of AREA! Your participation is what makes this program run! Please attend and support it.
First on the agenda is FLL/JrFLL. We have a bunch of teams, assorted hardware needs, a tournament to start putting together, a build space to possibly acquire and coaching position vacancies to fill.
Second up is Board of Directors. We have a few openings for Board Members that we need to fill at our Annual Meeting. And we need a
Secretary/Clerk. We have not had an official Secretary/Clerk for a couple years. A copy of the AREA By Laws is available upon request.
Third up is the calendar. We have a VERY FULL PLATE this fall with the OMG project leading the way for the veterans. From Agawam Day at the Big E to competitions in October, Rotary Fall Festival and the AREA Annual meeting on Oct 18th. It never ends…..
Fourth up will be a financial update. Where are we financially, what do we need to raise this year, how are we going to do it and how do we spend it? FRC registration is now open and the 1st round of FRC Tournament registrations opens on 27 Sept. Rosie needs to know what we can do.
Dana P. Henry
Rosie Robotics Team 839 Agawam HS
Co-Founder / Mentor