|2016 Quad Cities FIRST Tech Challenge Kickoff||
Last updated 01 Jan 2017 11:36 AM(check back for updates prior to the event)
Links below for teams and volunteers to pre-register to attend the free kickoff.
Please join us on Saturday, September 10th for the 2nd Annual, Quad Cities FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Kickoff at the John Deere World Headquarters (Moline). This free event is open to the Quad City area FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) teams from Illinois & Iowa including students, coaches and mentors. The event is hosted by John Deere in partnership with the Quad City Engineering and Science Council, Quad Cities FTC Community, FIRST Illinois Robotics and FTC Iowa. For the 2015 Quad Cities FTC Kickoff, 25 FTC teams attended the kickoff with approximately 250 attendees.
The kickoff offers teams an exciting opportunity to see this year’s game revealed live with the full field setup, network with other FTC teams and key volunteers and strategize about the new season. Breakout sessions will be available to share key knowledge and experiences to help all teams to have a great season. This includes several returning FTC Teams that have previously participated at the North Super Regional and FIRST World Championship.
Sign up here by Wednesday, September 7 to Pre-Register and Suggest/Present Breakout Topics
Consent & Release Forms:
A Lead Coach/ Mentor from each team must provide at team check-in, a Team Roster, printed from the FIRST Team Information Management System (TIMS). If not all parents/guardians have completed the TIMS, coaches/mentors will need to provide printed and signed paper “Consent and Release” forms and “Youth Team Member Registration.” Link to 3 page Form
Note: Teams need to provide a list of the people attending the kickoff at check-in on Saturday.
Sign up here We will continue to accept applications for volunteers until we fill out of the necessary roles. Most of the volunteer roles don’t require any past experience. Volunteers are needed for check-in, crowd control, photos, and experience judges and mentors for supporting breakout sessions.
Volunteers will need to sign consent forms when checking in at the event.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
8:15 – 8:50 AM Check-In
9:00 – 9:20 AM – Opening & Combustible Lemons FTC Team’s Kenya, Africa Project
9:30 – 10:00 AM – Breakout Session #1
10:00 – 10:30 AM – Networking / Break / Snacks
10:30 – 11:00 AM Breakout Session #2
11:10 AM – 12:00 PM – Keynote Speaker & Game Reveal
Link to detailed schedule including breakout sessions and interactive resource stations (Updated: 01 Jan 2017 11:36 AM)
John Deere World Headquarters
One John Deere Place
Link to map with information on parking
Below is Facility Layout for the Event:
Our very special guests will include:
|Nate Clark, keynote speaker
Nate is the Manager of Enterprise Citizenship for Deere & Company and the Vice President of the John Deere Foundation.
In his position, Nate supports John Deere’s Corporate Citizenship Center of Excellence and the John Deere Foundation by creating, developing, and sustaining non-profit relationships that improve the quality of life for people in John Deere home communities and throughout the world.
|Emmaly Burklund ,supporting breakout & interactive sessions
Emmaly is FIRST Senior Mentor for Iowa.
She has coached 9 seasons of FIRST teams as start-up coach for FLL, FTC and FRC. Continue reaching out to teams in Iowa and around the world with 1-on-1 coaching and support. Applying personal mission of “creating opportunities for people to apply their passions” through FIRST and beyond with initiative based learning. Entrepreneur, Innovator – fascinated with the neuroscience of teams, and accelerating innovation.
Among the teams Emmaly coached was FTC Team Beta # 3550 from West Des Moines which received the Inspire Award at the 2013 FIRST World Championship in St. Louis.
|Andy Marshall, supporting breakout & interactive sessions
Andy is FIRST Senior Mentor for Iowa
Andy was been involved with FIRST in various volunteer capacities for 10 years. Andy has had the privilege of working with hundreds of students and adults in their efforts to “learn by doing”. Strengths include software, soft-skills, marketing, mechanical, design, and failing forward.
Listing of FTC Teams that have Pre-Registered to attend so far:
Last updated 01 Jan 2017 11:36 AM
|Total # Teams||Total # Attendees||# Students||# Coaches||# Mentors||# Volunteers|
Rookie teams in blue
|Seq||City, State||School or Organization||Team #||Team Name||Coach/Contact|
|1||Asbury, IA||Tri-State Christian School||8779||BSoD||John Kalyanapu|
|2||Bettendorf, IA||Bettendorf High School||8672||UBett||Rebecca Carton|
|3||Bettendorf, IA||Pleasant Valley High School||6093||Deviation from the Nrom||Grant Housman|
|4||Bettendorf, IA||Pleasant Valley High School||7196||Everything That’s Radical||Grant Housman|
|5||Bettendorf, IA||QCESC||8813||The Winter Soldiers||Sravanthi vedula|
|6||Bettendorf, IA||QCESC||11142||Robo minions 2.0||Ramagopal Vedula|
|7||Davenport, IA||Central High School||201601041||Central High School Robotics HIGH||Alene Vandermyde|
|8||Davenport, IA||Davenport West High School||5466||Combustible Lemons||Greg Smith|
|9||Davenport, IA||Davenport West High School||10547||Mortal Combots||Greg Smith|
|10||Davenport, IA||Sudlow Intermediate||10139||Glitch Mob||Melanie Adams & Pete Mitrou|
|11||DeWitt, IA||Central DeWitt||8588||The Finger Puppet Mafia||Eddie Mercado|
|12||Dubuque, IA||Wahlert Catholic High School||7400||Kryptonian Eagles||Bob Oberfoell|
|13||Dubuque, IA||Wahlert Catholic High School||9025||The Crest||Bob Oberfoell|
|14||Durant, IA||Durant High School||10082||Mechanicats||Joey Kramer|
|15||East Moline||UTHS||7869||The Robo Panthers||Robert Apple|
|16/17||Fulton, IL||Riverbend Schools District #2||11177 and 11178||River Bend Red and River Bend Black||Stacy Gates|
|18||Geneseo, IL||Geneseo High School||201601027||JAVATOMIC||Eric Moore|
|19||Kewanee, IL||Kewanee High School||3640||BoilerBots||Lee Bailleu|
|20||Kewanee, IL||Kewanee High School||4298||RoboWarriors||Lee Bailleu|
|21||Knoxville, IL||Knox County 4h||10101||Techno bullets||Bill Lozier|
|22||Muscatine, IA||Muscatine High School||4160||Muskies||Ryan Kitzmann & Kevin Dirth|
|23||Port Byron, IL||Riverdale High School||6597||Robotic Ram||Jason Dennhardt|
|24||Prophetstown, IL||Prophetstown High School||11160||THE PROPHET PROGRAMMERS||Stephanie Christen|
|25||Waterloo, IA||UNICUE||5445||Trohawks||Dick Hurban|
2016 QC FTC Kickoff Planning Team:
- Pat Barnes, John Deere & QCESC
- Jason Bennehardt, Riverdale High School FTC Coach
- Rod Brown, John Deere
- Emmaly Burkland, FIRST Senior Mentor, Iowa
- Rachel Eckert, FTC Student Member
- Audrey Knoll, John Deere-
- Craig Martinson, Retired Rockwell Collins & SE Iowa STEM Board
- Eddie Mercado, Dewitt Central High School FTC Coach
- Jeffrey Richland, Alcoa & QCESC
- Greg Smith, Davenport West High School FTC Coach
The NXT Repurpose Project is a venture that takes advantage of the the platform change of the NXT in FLL and FTC to help bring STEM to schools around the world. To date 26 NXT Kits have been sent to Ghana, Kenya, Serbia and Zimbabwe.
Key FTC Links
- 2015 QCESC FTC Kickoff
- 2014 QCESC FTC League Championship Results
- FIRST Illinois Robotics
- FTC Iowa
- FIRST FTC Website
- John Deere FIRST Grant Application