This judged award is given to the team that best reflects the “journey” the team took as they experienced the engineering design process during the build season. The Engineering Notebook is the key reference for judges to help identify the most deserving team. The team’s Engineering Notebook should focus on the design and build stage of the team’s robot. Journal entries of interest to judges for this award will include those describing the steps, brainstorms, designs, re‐designs, successes, and those ‘interesting moments’ when things weren’t going as planned. A team will not be a candidate for this award if they have not completed the section of the Engineering Notebook describing the team’s experience.
Guidelines for the Think Award
- Team must submit an Engineering Notebook
- Engineering Notebook must demonstrate that the team has a clear understanding of the engineeringdesign process, with pictures or drawings and details documenting all stages of robot design
- Engineering Notebook must be organized and follow the formatting guidelines provided by FIRST
- Collaboration and co‐ownership are dominant themes in the Engineering Notebook or in the judges interview
Note: Teams should review Section 5: Engineering Notebooks for a complete description and format