Any high school student enrolled full-time in one of the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation schools, those who are registered C4 students, or home-schooled students residing in Columbus. To be eligible team members must agree to uphold the high expectations Team 4926 has of its members. For the Team to be successful, every team member must do their share. The basic requirements include academic requirements, participation requirements, and behavioral expectations. Failing to meet expectations on for either may result in dismissal from the Team. Part of the application process includes submission of a signed student and parental commitment to follow this Code.
Students must maintain a “C” average in their classes and may not fail any of their classes if they are to participate in the Team. Students who are having difficulty with any of their classes should see a teacher mentor so that tutoring can be arranged to prevent any grade from dropping below a “C”.
To be eligible for attending FIRST competitions the following participation is required:
- Team members must actively participate during the build season, at competitions, and at community service events.
- Team members must follow directions and work diligently to learn the skills of their group and to complete the tasks assigned to them.
When tasks are completed, team members should seek new ones.
- Member and Parent participation is required for community service. Members are expected to do something to grow the reach of STEM education in the community.
- Team members and their parents must participate in a Team fundraising event to be announced and completed in the fall; this may involve visiting potential sponsors or other appropriate methods.
- Team members must be present at and actively participate in a minimum of 80% of build season activities (as defined by the supervising mentor of the group).
- Attendance and performance reports will be noted at all meetings and events. If you are going to miss a meeting, you must contact your supervising group mentor or Attendance Leader to explain the absence. The absence will still reduce your participation rate, but notifying the Team indicates your respect and support of your professional mentors.
FRC Team 4926 strives to provide members with the opportunity to become part of an international event and make many new friends around the world.
Participation in the FRC 4926 team will provide opportunities to:
- Learn and develop marketable skills such as mechanical, electrical, and software technologies as well as program planning, practical problem solving.
- Learn and practice teamwork skills that will be beneficial in many aspects of life.
- Develop an understanding of how functions in a company work together to accomplish a mission.
- Be eligible for numerous scholarships.
- Have amazing opportunities to network with experienced mentors, judges, industry sponsors, and other members on the team and around the world.
The skills which team members can achieve are in high demand by both colleges and businesses. The exposure is intended to give members a foot in the door when they apply to one of the many businesses that recognize the achievements of FIRST. These businesses include General Motors, BAE Systems, FedEx, Johnson & Johnson, Motorola, NASA, National Instruments, PTC, Rockwell Automation, Time Warner, Boston Scientific, Baxter, Chrysler, Delphi, Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers, Xerox and many more.