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Newberg Robotics is currently accepting 2018-2019 FTC Team Member Applications through Friday, June 1, 2018. Students attending high school during the 2018-2019 school year are invited to apply using our printable form or online form found below. All forms and recommendation letters must be completed and submitted to Terry Coss by June 1, 2018. Online applications are also due on or before June 1, 2018. For more information, please contact us at
Thank you for showing interest in participating in Newberg High School’s (NHS) FIRST® Tech Challenge program. FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a worldwide, non-profit, youth organization focused on building science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills in students through robotics competitions. During the 2012 season, Newberg High School’s “Tiger Team” earned a spot to the FTC® World Championship in St. Louis, Missouri, bringing home multiple awards in robot design, sportsmanship, and community service. Newberg Robotics’ mission is to provide NHS teams with this same opportunity to build a championship level team. To accomplish this goal, our robotics teams have decided to implement a new membership application process to effectively build creative, innovative, and skillful teams capable of competing in high level robotics competitions. This application packet was developed to provide applicants with detailed information about the membership requirements and application process associated with participating in the 2017-2018 FIRST® Tech Challenge season with Newberg Robotics. Although we encourage all interested high school students to apply, membership on a FIRST® Tech Challenge team is a serious commitment that should not be taken lightly. Applicants will be expected to attend all scheduled team meetings, program fundraisers, and community outreach events. Additionally, all members must abide by our Code of Conduct, which will be created by the team this summer.
In accordance with FIRST® Tech Challenge rules, all teams must consist of five (5) to fifteen (15) members in grades 7-12. Newberg Robotics is currently accepting students who are at least fourteen (14) years of age or entering the ninth (9th) grade in the 2018-2019 school year, through eighteen (18) years of age or entering the twelfth (12th) grade in the 2018-2019 school year. Applicants are also encouraged to have a background in robotics related fields, including but not limited to: computer programming, machining, CAD Design, engineering, business, graphic design, 3D printing, building, marketing, and electronics. Additionally, applicants are encouraged to take, or have previously taken, two (2) Newberg High School or middle school STEM classes in the last three years. If selected, applicants are also expected to pay an annual fee of $50.00 to go toward team registration, promotional materials, and building materials. Scholarships are available for those who are on free or reduced lunch. Regular participation in afterschool meetings, summer programs, and weekend competitions is also expected.
You can choose to apply online or print the application below. All applications are due on or before Friday, June 1, 2018. Furthermore, incomplete applications will not be accepted. All applications will be reviewed by our Newberg Robotics Membership Committee over the first week of June, with follow-up interviews tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, June 6, 2018, and Friday, June 8, 2018, from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM in the Newberg High School Machine Shop. Applicants will receive an email message and/or phone call notifying them of their membership status on or before Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Applicants who are denied membership during the 2018-2019 season are encouraged to reapply the following year with the recommendation of furthering their skills in robotics by taking more STEM classes and/or participating in other robotics programs