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Dancin103
01-11-2010, 11:29 AM
Dear All Teams,

Team 103 has established a network called the FIRST Interactive Rural Support. This network looks to help and assist all teams in need and also looks to find teams willing to mentor other teams. Through our network that we created back in 2003, we have created network of approximately 60 teams. If you are a team that needs mentoring or you are a team that is willing to mentor and assist other teams in many different areas, please let us know and we will put you on our network and get the word out to FRC teams looking for help.

Our current support network map includes 58 teams within the United States and 1 team in Brazil. There are no teams in our network from Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico, Israel, the UK, Germany, Austrailia, the Netherlands, Herzegovina, or Turkey.

Help may include fundraising ideas, chairman's award submission critque, mechanical help, team organizational information, programming help, animation assitance, newsletter help, and website help. This is just a few suggested ideas if there is anything else we can help.

Thank you,
Cassie and the Officers of Team 103

Akash Rastogi
01-11-2010, 12:02 PM
Cassie, if there are any teams who need support, let us know. I'll get in touch with them and we'll help out. I'm assuming it works the same way as the remote mentoring we do with the EWCP (http://team1323.com/ewcp/index.html)?

Dancin103
01-11-2010, 12:37 PM
Yep. I will add you guys to the list of teams willing to mentor. I appreciate the help. I'm hoping to get the network document of teams out by the end of the week.

Cass

Cynette
01-11-2010, 12:56 PM
Cassie:

If 1511 is not already on your list of teams willing to mentor, please add us as well. Last year we had a rookie team to mentor, but haven't formed a formal relationship with one for this year, so we have lots of free time on our hands! ;)

Dancin103
01-11-2010, 01:39 PM
Cassie:

If 1511 is not already on your list of teams willing to mentor, please add us as well. Last year we had a rookie team to mentor, but haven't formed a formal relationship with one for this year, so we have lots of free time on our hands! ;)

Awesome thanks Cynette. I will add your team. Should I add you as the main contact, if so, what's the contact email.

Cass

DavidGitz
01-11-2010, 02:52 PM
2219 is willing to help out where we can. We are in Carbondale IL and the nearest teams are about 2 hours away.

Personally I am also willing to mentor other teams where I can, I am in St. Louis and have 8 years in FRC.

trilogy2826
01-11-2010, 02:55 PM
Team 2826 is willing to help meet any team's needs (within reason :) ). We are located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. We have only four new rookie teams in Wisconsin this year, but we are close enough to Illinois and Eastern Minnesota to help when needed. You can contact me as the main contact at jfischer[at]oshkoshcorp[dot]com.

PS. Even though this is only our second year as a team, we have about half a dozen mentors that have been in FRC anywhere from 4 to 8 years.

Dancin103
01-13-2010, 06:52 AM
Thank to both 2826 and 2219 for your help. We greatly appreciate it. :)

Cass

Team 1708 Dave
01-13-2010, 07:38 AM
WOW!! I just started a “Mentor Consulting Program” for the Pittsburgh region. In fact I just sent out the request for mentor help yesterday, to the teams attending our regional.

What helpful tips can you share with me?

My plan is to build a database of skills and when a team requests help in a particular field I will ask the mentor(s) if they would be willing to assist that team. I also emphasized that it is not my plan to dislocate any mentor from their team. I already have a few mentors eager to share their awesome skills.

Sincerely,

David J Dujmic
Lead Robotics Inspector 2010 / Mentor
Chairman: Team Development & Support, Pittsburgh FIRST
(For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)
www.usfirst.org

Pittsburgh Regional FIRST Robotics Competition
Petersen Events Center - March 12-13, 2010

Al Skierkiewicz
01-13-2010, 07:54 AM
Cassie,
Teams can contact me at any time for help. Any team in our area should ask for help. Do not wait. A little problem today becomes a big problem in a few weeks.

Akash Rastogi
01-13-2010, 02:19 PM
Cassie, finally replied to your PM. My priority email is there. :)

Dancin103
01-14-2010, 07:07 AM
Cassie,
Teams can contact me at any time for help. Any team in our area should ask for help. Do not wait. A little problem today becomes a big problem in a few weeks.

Thank you very much. As I said before, the white paper should be out by the end of this week. :)

Cass

sloteera
01-14-2010, 09:50 AM
Hi Cass,

You can include the team #1860 (Cephatron) on your network. We can assist (and may need assistance also) teams from South America.

I think that has 10 brazilian teams today e 1 chilean team.

Dancin103
01-14-2010, 10:22 AM
Thank I will add your team to the list. If there is anything we can assist you with please do let us know.

Cass

nathan.chupp
01-14-2010, 06:47 PM
team 2474 will help

Dancin103
01-16-2010, 12:41 PM
Thanks team 2474. I just need contact information. :)

Cass

OZ_341
01-16-2010, 12:56 PM
Cassie:

We would be glad to help in any way possible and can also offer Team in a Box for anyone you are helping.
You know where to find us. :)

Al Ostrow

Dancin103
01-16-2010, 02:52 PM
Cassie:

We would be glad to help in any way possible and can also offer Team in a Box for anyone you are helping.
You know where to find us. :)

Al Ostrow

Thanks. I'll add you as the team contact. :)

Cass

Dan 1038
01-16-2010, 05:50 PM
What an awesome idea! Please add 1038 to the list of teams who are willing to mentor; we have helped 5 young FRC teams this year who are within 120 miles of us by assisting with logistics, mentoring and we also held an unbelievable Mock Kick off event in December, which all of the teams attended, to assist them with developing a strategy given the constraints of an FRC game. In the Mock kick off, we used the 2004 game (which none of the kids knew) and had them develop strategies to play the game in a single 8 hour session. Then we showed them the Einstien videos from 2004, so they could see what strategies worked. It was awesome! I know all of the teams we have helped would also love to be mentored but other teams, so here is thier info:

Rookie teams:
3138 - Innovators Robotics LLC., Vandalia, OH
3266 - Eaton High School, Eaton, OH
3201 - Ross High School, Ross, OH

2nd Year teams:
2856 - Fayette County Public Schools, Lexington, KY
2917 - Woodward Career Technical High School, Cincinnati, OH

voteforandy1
01-16-2010, 06:10 PM
Team 3131 in Gladstone may need help as we are a rookie team so you might as well add us to your network.Thanks!:cool:

google
01-16-2010, 07:24 PM
Team 4 in Lake Balboa, CA is willing to help out where we can, but we really need mentors. We are blessed with a great machine shop that we are willing use to work with other teams that need it.

But we really need more mentors.\

Thanks,

Todd
todd.rosenblatt@gmail.com

Dancin103
01-20-2010, 12:08 PM
Team 4 in Lake Balboa, CA is willing to help out where we can, but we really need mentors. We are blessed with a great machine shop that we are willing use to work with other teams that need it.

But we really need more mentors.\

Thanks,

Todd
todd.rosenblatt@gmail.com

Thanks for helping out. I still compiling a database for the support network. It should be done soon.

Cass