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NM Robot Alliance

(updated 8.29.13) 

 DATA on competitions      Recruit, Retain, Reward        Dates of competitions 

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:

BEST: http://www.ece.nmsu.edu/nm_best/

BotBall: http://www.botball.org/nm

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

 

Target Audience: 

K-5th Grade

6-8th Grade

9-12th Grade

K-12th Grade Teachers

Females

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.

Contact Information

Russ Fisher-Ives

724 South Camino del Pueblo

505 867 2007

russ@gotoif.org