Join the Team!

Becoming a part of robotics is very easy. There are just a few steps:

  1. Stop by the workshop! For new members who would like to join in the Fall, you can contact us or stop by our workshop and talk to one of our student leaders. We’ll introduce you to our five departments (Mechanical, Controls, Business, Marketing, and Strategy), and the department heads will be able to get you started with classes and projects.
  2. Sign up on our team roster. This will get you added to our mailing list so you know everything that is going on. Please use an email you check regularly.
  3. Sign up on STIMS, our league information manager. This will let you attend tournaments and be involved in official robotics events off-campus. This step requires a parental unit to finish. You can find detailed instructions for new members here and returning members here.
  4. Turn in a Safety Waiver. You and your parental unit will need to read, understand, agree to, and sign the safety waiver. Please turn in the physical waiver to a mentor at the workshop.
  5. Complete Team 3128 Safety Training. Because of the nature of what we do, safety is paramount to our team. That’s why we require all members to complete safety training before Sept. 26, 2018; after this date, no entry will be granted into the workshop unless you complete safety training.

After that, the only thing left to do is to show up! You can also check out our calendar and blog updates to find out about all the things happening in robotics. You can also email our leaders to ask any questions you may have.

Also, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!

Finding the Workshop

Our Workshop is located right under the Learning Commons. You can see where our workshop is on this map. There are two ways to get to our workshop:

  1. From the school. Take the stairs between the B building and the Learning Commons towards the Admin Parking Lot. Our workshop is just past the Nest on the right side of the gate.
  2. From the Admin Parking Lot Our workshop can be accessed by enterring the large concrete sidewalk just right of the Administration building.

Growing Your Skills

After you’ve signed up, there are lots of different ways to grow your skills:

Learn your way around the workshop. Through various talks and hands-on explanations, mentors and students explain how to use various tools and the various procedures of the team.
Attend Workshops and Classes, Throughout preseason, our members and mentors will be giving lessons and working with new members to help them learn more and be ready for build season.
Be Involved. Often, the best learning experience comes with jumping right into it. With the guidance of more experienced mentors and members, pursue projects and participate in what interests you.
Take a look at our team resources. Our team has collected information that we think is important, and you can find all of that on our resources page.

If you have any scheduling/team questions, you can also check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Workshop Hours

Tracking the time you spend at the workshop is important. Not only is having record of all your hard work and dedication a great college application point, but privileges like eligibilty for our leadership team and competition team all require certain minimum hour requirements. In order to keep track of your hours, follow these steps:

  • When you come to the workshop each day, sign in on the automatic time tracking terminal with your student ID or fingerprint.
  • Before you leave the workshop, make sure to sign out.

Team Leadership

Our team is led by a group of elected student officials and appointed officers. They meet during weekly Leadership meeting where the leadership, mentors, and project leaders discuss the current happenings of the team. Learn out more about our leadership team.

Elected Positions

Our President and Viceo President are elected in May by a team vote of all members who have attended meetings for at least 10 build season hours. Anyone who has been on the team for at least one complete build season can self-nominate for President or Vice President, with Presidential candidates selecting their Vice Presidential running mate. The election will follow each Presidential candidate delivering opening and closing statements before and after responses to specific questions submitted by team members and chosen by mentors.

Appointed Positions

Our leadership team and mentors create appointed positions when needed. Appointed officers are in charge of specific parts of the team that leadership has deemed necessary. These positions are created to fit the various needs of the team, and are subject to change over time. For the 2018-19 season, each of our departments has one appointed Head of Department. Learn more about our departments.