MENTOR / COACH ROLES
FIRST Tech Challenge & FIRST Robotics Competition

Non-Technical

Project Management Mentor 

  • Provides an overview of project management concepts for the team 

  • Guides the team throughout the project life cycle

Scholarship Mentor 

  • Assist to educate students, mentors, and parents regarding scholarship opportunities available to FIRST students 

  • Coordinates applications for student/ Mentor nominations for awards 

Marketing Mentor 

  • Provides a basic overview of Marketing concepts

  • Assists students with the development and implementation of a Marketing Plan in coordination with the development of a Business Plan 

Finance Mentor 

  • Assist the team in preparing a Business Plan, and financial planning/budget for the season 

  • Organize and assists with fundraising efforts 

 

Technical

Robot Programming/Software Engineering Mentor 

  • Assist team members with writing code to control their robot in C++, Java, Robot C, or LabVIEW (depending on the program) 

  • Maintains process focus 

Electrical Engineer Mentor 

  •  Assist team with wiring the robot’s power and signal system 

  • Assist and instruct the team members in the electrical and electronics systems on the robot 

Mechanical Engineer Mentor

  • Provides assistance with the design and construction of the robot

  • Advise students on the safe use of tools and safety procedures