What is needed?
A team will need access to the following:
- At least two computers with internet access and the Adobe Flash plugin
- Available time to meet either during or after school, as organized by the primary mentor
- No funding is required to join the program, but the teams must raise their own funds to travel to MIT for the live ISS finals if they make it that far
How do I apply? (FAQ)
The ZR SPHERES Challenge 2011 application is available online at http://zerorobotics.mit.edu/index.php/zr2011-application. The deadline to apply is September 5th, 2011. The application requires the following:
- Must be a team composed of 5 or more high-school students (9-12 grade level) from an accredited United States high school program or equivalent. While all the students must be in such a high-school program, the team can be composed of students from different schools, either as part of a school district or an extra-curricular activity, for example.
- Must have at least one mentor who is affiliated with the high school or program, who will supervise the team.
- Must have at least one mentor with programming experience who can guide the students.
- The students must write an essay explaining their (1) objectives (2) team organization and (3) their understanding of the SPHERES program and the competition.
Applications will be reviewed within 3 weeks of being received for completeness. Applications which do not meet the requirements may be re-submitted if the team has sufficient time before the deadline. All applicants will be notified of the final status of their application by September 9, 2011. There is no limit in the number of valid applications which may be accepted.