The Team Presentation is required for Intermediate and Expert level teams. The Team Presentation allows teams to demonstrate orally what they have learned from their experiences preparing for the Shocker MINDSTORMS Challenge. Teams should identify and explain problem solving techniques used to solve a problem of their choice. The presentation could be about how the team designed their robot for a particular Challenge, how they learned to program their robot, what strategy they used to build and re-build for each challenge (for example, did they use a common robot base), or any other problem they have approached using LEGO MINDSTORMS robots. The Team Presentation is an opportunity for your team to demonstrate to a panel of judges the process your team went through in preparation for the missions. The Team Notebook may be used during the Team Presentation.
Team Presentations will take place in a classroom. The only audience members will be the three judges, and three allowed observers per team. Each team will have 3 minutes to setup, 4-6 minutes for an oral presentation, 5 minutes for a question and answer period and 3 minutes to clean up. A minimum of two students should actively participate in the Team Presentation but all team members should be present. All team members should be prepared to answer questions during the question and answer period.
Coaches/mentors are not allowed to participate in the presentation but may attend as observers. Two additional observers in addition to the coach/mentor for a total of three observers may be present. If observers wish to record the Team Presentation please make sure that all equipment is set up and ready during the team's 3 minute setup period and is removed during the team's 3 minute clean up period. We limit the number of observers so that the students are speaking in front of a small group and feel more comfortable.
A projector, screen, and table will be provided. Computers, power cords, power strips, and any other materials necessary for the presentation are the responsibility of the presenters. Team Presentation times will be assigned and scheduled throughout the day for each team. You will receive your time slot in your Challenge day packet on Challenge day. The judging panel will include representatives from the Colleges of Engineering and Education, and local industry. If preparing individual handouts for the Team Presentation please make 3 copies for judges.
Teams can earn 500 points for the Team Presentation. One award will be given at each level: Intermediate and Expert, for teams earning the most points within that level. Points from Team Presentation apply toward the overall awards in each level.