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Nov. 14-15, 2014
Curtis Culwell Center
   
Friday
8 a.m. Registration
9 a.m. Display set-up
  Team photos
10 a.m. Oral Presentations
  Robot
- Check-in
- Compliance
- Practice
10 a.m -
4 p.m.
UT Dallas Campus Tour
5:30 p.m. Required Pit Meeting
followed by Special Speakers
6:20 p.m.

Special Event
- Dinner
- DJ
- Games

6:30 p.m.

HUB Director Meeting

Saturday
8:45 a.m. Opening Ceremony
9 a.m. Competition
- Awards Judging
- Robot Qualifying Rounds
- Finals
5:30 p.m. Closing and Awards
Gatekeeper 2013

Judge Sign-up Due by November 1, 2014

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All volunteers will be provided with an event T-shirt that should be worn at Friday and Saturday volunteer events:

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Judge Event Descriptions

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Project Notebooks - 30 judges needed

Each participating "BEST Award" team must produce a 3-ring binder notebook that documents the process the team went through to design and build the robot ... a diary of sorts. The book can contain a maximum of 30 pages of written explanation, along with photographs, design drawings, computer-generated drawings, etc. Notebooks will be submitted online and reviewed by judges during the week prior to competition. People with backgrounds in math, science, engineering and technology are especially needed in this area.

Notebooks 30 Online, Nov. 5-8

Oral Presentations - 12 judges needed

Each participating "BEST Award" team must give a 20-minute oral presentation to relay both the team's robot-building process as well as community involvement. Each team is allowed a 30-minute time slot: 5 minutes for set-up, 15 minutes to present, 5 minutes for Q & A from the judges and 5 minutes for judges to fill out the scoring sheets. Teams are encouraged to be as creative as possible with their presentations. This category will include a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 team members, with 3 judges present for each presentation. This judging event will occur on Friday, November 8 with orientation at 9:15 a.m. and judging beginning at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Curtis Culwell Center.

Oral Presentations 12 Curtis Culwell Center, Friday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Table Displays and Interviews - 12 judges needed

Table Displays: Each participating "BEST Award" team is given a 10' X 10' space with a 6-ft. table on which to visually and creatively display school spirit, community involvement, and robot design and construction. These displays will be positioned on the Concourse of the Garland Special Events Center.

Interviews: Judges will circulate the table display area and interview team members staffing the displays. Table display judging and student interviews will occur on Saturday, November 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. You will be contacted with details upon receipt of this form. Requires attendance at training session.

Table Displays and Interviews 12 Curtis Culwell Center Saturday, Nov. 9, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Spirit and Sportsmanship - 6 judges needed

During the competition on Saturday, November 9, judges will circulate the arena and evaluate school/team spirit and good sportsmanship of team members. Judges will need to arrive on game day by 7 a.m. and will judge until 3 p.m. You will be contacted with details upon receipt of this form. Requires attendance at training session.

Spirit and Sportsmanship 6 Curtis Culwell Center Saturday, Nov. 9, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Robot Judging for design, quality, etc. - 15 judges needed

During the competition on Saturday, November 9, judges will circulate the area and evaluate the robots for creative design, robustness, elegance and most photogenic (done from pictures taken at check-in). Judges will need to arrive on game day by 7 am and will judge until 3 pm. You will be contacted with details upon receipt of this form.

Robot Judging 15 Curtis Culwell Center Saturday, Nov. 9, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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