Robotics team signup

I am trying to start a robotics team in my High School consisting of 15-20 students and I am creating a poster to post around the school and I need a way to pull them in. is there a 1-2 paragraph I can use to educate people to join

2016 Poster

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like the concept dont have the robot built bc of new challenge but i like the design

btw the website looks good too i am starting on one also

Maybe talk about how it can help with college apps?

does this work?

In the Vex Robotics Team, Through its uniquely engaging combination of teamwork, problem-solving, and scientific discovery, the study of competitive robotics encompasses aspects of STEM. You’re not building VEX robots because your future job will involve tightening shaft collars on a metal bar.You’re executing an engineering design and problem-solving process that resembles the VEX Robotics Competition’s mindset used by rocket scientists, brain surgeons, and inventors around the World.

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That sounds really good my only worry is that it might be a little long and someone passing by a poster might not bother reading it. It would be fantastic on the website tho

@apandey thx any idea what you would put?

@Deathtooall13

I think you should keep this part and maybe add a little context to the beginning. Basically you want it to be short and sweet.

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Isn’t this exactly what is said in the beginning of the game manual?

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Promise them cookies if they do your notebook.

The key question is who you need to hook in on the idea first. Is the school on-board already? Will the school support your program? Providing space, funding, marketing?
What form of program do you envision? Could the program be run by the school staff (science teacher)? Or by parent volunteers? Or perhaps as a student run after-school club? (You’d still need some adults around)

When we started VexIQ program at our middle school, we first pitched the idea to the PTA, then got aligned with the principal, doing a presentation for the students and presenting initial material donation (3 IQ kits) to the school.
The school then provided access to storage and a room after school hours and PTA provided some funding. We have managed to pitch the program as part of the school’s new year registration packet and presented robots as part of the PTA fundraiser.

In later years, the school even run tournaments, covering the program cost, though IQ is certainly cheaper to run than VRC.