Volunteers Needed for Robotics Competition

The Department of Polytechnic Studies at Southeast Missouri State University is seeking volunteers to help as it hosts the Southeast Missouri FTC Robotics Competition on Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Show Me Center. Volunteers are needed on the day of the event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone 16 or older is welcome to help because little training is required, and most will be done the day of the event. In exchange for time, volunteers will be provided breakfast and lunch. Volunteers can sign up here through VIMS. If you have an account, you can select “Apply for an Event,” select 'FTC,' select 'USA' as the country, '63701' as the ZIP code, and click “Search Events.” If you do not have an account, you can create one with up-to-date information. This program will save the data and allows for easier sign up for future events. Volunteers also are asked to complete a Youth Protection form. Those volunteering can select to pay later when signing up for the event, and FIRST LEGO League will cover that cost. Volunteers will receive an email with the Youth Protection application and another one once a background check has been completed. Within a week before the event, volunteers will receive an email with their assigned role and detailed information about the event. For more information, contact Brad Daken at bdeken@semo.edu or (573) 651-2104.