NM Robot Alliance
(formed November 2011 with the help of US Senators Bingaman and Udall…THANK YOU!)
Shared aim: Students will, through team competition, learn how to design, build, program and test machines to complete tasks and communicate results in a variety of ways.
SPECIAL THANKS to the Intel Foundation for funds to support ALL NM Robot Alliance members meeting 3 criteria:
1) Holds a NM based robot competition annually
2) Shares data about their competition
3) Provides information how their program Recruits, Retains, and Rewards students
A GREAT EXAMPLE of how New Mexico is working as a state to promote STEM for their kids…
Robot Alliance Details: The Robot Alliance represents all of New Mexico’s robot competitions and education programs. Members of the alliance have agreed to cross-promote all the other competitions and programs, as each offers a unique opportunity to New Mexico students.
The competitions run from late September to early June, allowing academic athletes to participate in multiple “game” days throughout the school year.
Members of the Robot Alliance pursue this shared aim: Students will, through team competition, learn how to design, build, program and test machines to complete tasks and communicate results in a variety of ways.
Founding members web addresses:
FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL): http://nmfll.org/
FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®): http://usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc
FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®): http://nmfll.org/ftc.html
Junior FIRST® LEGO® League (Jr. FLL®): http://nmfll.org/jrfll.html
RoboRAVE International: www.roborave.org
AFRL La Luz Academy: http://www.vs.afrl.af.mil/laluz/
Invited to become members:
Skills USA: http://www.skillsusa.org/compete/contests.shtml
Technology Student Association (TSA): http://www.tsaweb.org/Vex-Robotics-Competition
K-12th Grade Teachers
Underrepresented Minorities in General
Native Americans – specifically
Hispanic Americans – specifically
Blacks or African Americans – specifically
Asian American/Pacific Islanders – specifically
Low-Income and/or First-Generation College Students
Persons with Disabilities
Interested in becoming a NM Robot Alliance member?
Requirements: Any organization, in or out of New Mexico, that holds a robot competition open for New Mexico K-12 school aged students.