This judged award is given to the team that most connected with their local community and the engineering community. A true FIRST team is more than a sum of its parts, and recognizes that their schools and communities play an essential part to their success. The recipient of this award is recognized for helping the community understand FIRST, the FIRST Tech Challenge, and the team itself. The team that wins this award is aggressively seeking engineers and exploring the opportunities available in the world of engineering, science and technology. In addition, this team has a clear fundraising goal and plan to achieve that goal.
Guidelines for the Connect Award
- Team provides clear examples of outreach to community
- Team has worked to develop an in‐person or a virtual connection with the engineering, science or technology community
- Team has a business plan or other way of determining their fundraising needs and a plan to achieve theirfundraising goal
- Team has a plan to give back to their community