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THE PARALLEL POST

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

End of Season

After performing at the Mid-Atlantic District Championship, our competition season has ended. Now we are starting our offseason projects, including: redesigning and rebuilding the robot, combat robotics, power racing, offseason competitions, and more!

Multicultural Fair

The team will be demoing our robot at the UCVTS Multicultural Fair from 3-5 PM on April 20th. Here, clubs of UCVTS come to celebrate culture, sell tasty food, and have a great time. If you are able to volunteer for a time slot, please fill out this form. When you are not on duty, you are welcome to walk around and enjoy the fair!

Family Sponsorships

This year, we have started a new initiative to include a free T-shirt to each student. Although it costs the team more, we believe it is important to ensure that everyone will be able to attend competition representing Team 1257. Family donations make these purchases that help members of the team, such as these free T-shirts, possible. Families who donate a certain amount will be displayed on the back of next year's team shirts to show our appreciation for their contribution. If you would like to donate to help us with this initiative, please contact the team at paralleluniverse@team1257.org. For more information about sponsor benefits, view this link.

What's going on:

 

Subteams

  • All: subteam season review

  • Build: began redesign of 2018 robot led by underclassmen

  • Business/Outreach: curriculum planning; reorganization of Drive folders; multicultural fair planning; made forms about multi fair and Team 555's robot petting zoo

  • Design: worked on spirit gear for next year's season and sponsor plaques

  • Electronics: started learning Solidworks and Fusion 360; reviewed material from the beginning of the school year

  • Media: multicultural fair planning; uploading photos from DCMP

  • Programming: began discussion of which topics to research over the offseason; started reflecting on methods for coding the robot and training new members

  • Safety: kept people safe at competition and handed out safety pamphlets to other teams

  • Strategy: TBA API lessons

Recent Events:

Mid-Atlantic District Championship (DCMP)
Stabler Arena, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
April 5th–7th, 2018


We will be attending the district championship (DCMP) at Lehigh University. DCMP will take place in the sixth week of competition season, on April 5-7. To sign up as a parent chaperone, see this link.


 

Hatboro-Horsham District Event
Hatboro-Horsham Senior High School, Horsham, PA
March 30th and 31st, 2018


Our second competition, Hatboro-Horsham, ended at semifinals, a great result! Thank you to our alliance partners, Teams 219 and 5181, for helping us get so far. Also, we won the GP Award, and one of our members qualified as a Dean's List semifinalist.


 

Bridgewater-Raritan District Event
Bridgewater-Raritan High School, Bridgewater, NJ
March 17th and 18th, 2018


We ended our first competition of the season, Bridgewater, with good results! Thank you to our alliance partners, Teams 2192554, and 5992, without which we wouldn't have made it to semifinals.


 

Stop Build Day
February 20th, 2018


As of yesterday, our team and all other teams around the world have stopped building our robots, bagged them, and tagged them.


 

2018 Kickoff
Magnet High School, UCVTS, NJ
January 8th, 2018


FIRST® Power Up, the retro-themed game of the 2018 season, was revealed, launching teams around the world into build season.

Upcoming Events:

UCVTS Multicultural Fair
UCVTS
3:00–5:00 PM, April 20th, 2018


The team will be demoing our robot at the UCVTS Multicultural Fair from 3-5 PM on April 20th. Here, clubs of UCVTS come to celebrate culture, sell tasty food, and have a great time. If you are able to volunteer for a time slot, please fill out this form. When you are not on duty, you are welcome to walk around and enjoy the fair!

We have an open-door mentor policy: whether you have a half-hour or three hours we can always use another hand during the week. Our meetings are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3–6 P.M. starting January. Reach out to Mrs. Gerstein or Mr. Moskowitz for more information.

Thank you to our unparalleled mentors and sponsors!

If interested in sponsorship, contact us!

Sponsor Benefit Specifications        Team Information Packet

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The Parallel Post is written by Daniel Matlin.

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