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Join the SciBorgs!

 

Signing Up for Our Team

  1. Get your name and your parents’ on our email list either by emailing us at sdwarnecke@roadrunner.com or coming in personally.
  2. Sign up for 4-H online.
  3. Students will also have to sign up with FIRST online. You will need to receive an emailed invitation to begin the process.

Costs:

  1. Our club charges a $75 participation/equipment fee. There are scholarships if this is a burden for your family. In addition, 4-H charges an enrollment fee of $25. Overall, there are $100 in member fees.
  2. Travel costs include getting to competitions, staying in hotels, and meals, and are typically covered by individuals. Depending on which competitions one goes to, these can range from very little (to go to Spokane) to thousands (for airline tickets to the FIRST World Championships in Houston, Texas).
  3. Other costs: Members are expected to buy their team gear (competition polos are the only mandatory uniform — worn tucked in. Blue jeans are paired with the polo). Also during build season we share team meals: Thursday dinners and Saturday lunches.

Workshop Location: at Lincoln Middle School in Pullman, WA. As you enter the parking lot, instead of turning off into the main parking area, continue straight into the utility driveway directly in front of you. Past the chain-linked enclosure, there will be a green door on your right which leads to our shop.

General Notes:

  1. The best thing you can do to take advantage of this program is to jump right in. This is one of those programs where what you put in is what you get. If you don’t do much, then you won’t get as much out of the program as you would otherwise. However, we do expect you to accomplish what you say you will.
  2. Attendance is not mandatory. School and family commitments come first. We recognize that students have lots of homework, especially during finals weeks which are located in the middle of build season. That said, we do strongly recommend you attend as many meetings as possible. The reason for this is that other people won’t stop working just because you’re not here. As such, if you take a few days completely off, people might be working on a completely different idea by the time you get back. Even showing up for half an hour is better than nothing, as it will allow you to at least check in on what’s going on.

 

If you are interested in joining, volunteering, or would like to know more please contact Steve Warnecke, Lead Mentor at sdwarnecke@roadrunner.com