- Knowledge/Quiz Bowl
- Math Team
- Mock Trial
- Science Olympiad
- EHS Speech & Debate Wall of Honor
- Winter Drumline
Practice tests will be available at all Monday meetings. Listed here are extra tests from previous years if you would like more practice.
If you will not be at practice, please stop in room 256 to pick up the current practice tests to work on your own. Then, stop back in to record your score.
Each individual will take 2 tests per meet. 8 members of our team will take the team test as a group.
Below are practice tests from recent years.
- Students must attend 75% of the practices and events
- Students must participate as either a lawyer or a witness in at least five trials
- Students must demonstrate dedication to the team effort by serving as time keepers or bailiffs when they are alternates on the teams
- The student must demonstrate improved skills and/or scores
- Students will be eligible after their second and successive years of participation
**Special Consideration: Team members who advance past the 4th round of regional competition will receive a letter that year if they have met the other guidelines listed here.
State Championships 4/10/21
Of the seven FTC teams in the Eagan Robotics program from Eagan High School this year, five qualified and competed in the Minnesota FTC State Championships on Saturday, April 10th, 2021. Of those competing, all of the teams were award winners or finalists - some in more than one category. This is an absolutely outstanding showing, demonstrating the strength of all the Eagan Robotics students on these great teams, and also the FTC Head Coaches Kevin Clague, Bob Clark and Mark Lundin, and all the individual team coaches. All seven teams this year afforded their students a great experience learning about robotics, engineering, programming, team work and a host of soft skills - in addition to a lot of fun! Please extend your congratulations to all of the teams!
The winners and their awards are listed below with a description of the awards after:
- Team 11150 the Thunder Pengwins: 2nd Highest Robot Score, Control Award finalist, Think Award finalist, 3D Printing Award finalist
- Team 11299 the Crushbots: Design Award, Promote Award, Think Award finalist
- Team 13623 the Iron Tacos: Control Award finalist
- Team 14556 the Tactical Tech Tomato Turtles: Motivate Award, Design Award finalist
- Team 18535 the Fellowship of the Spring: Judges Award
The official FIRST award listings can be found at ftc-events.firstinspires.org/2020/USMNGOCT1/awards
This judged award recognizes design elements of the Robot that are both functional and aesthetic. The Design Award is presented to Teams that incorporate industrial design elements into their solution. These design elements could simplify the Robot’s appearance by giving it a clean look, be decorative in nature, or otherwise express the creativity of the Team. The Robot should be durable, efficiently designed, and effectively address the game challenge.
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 content within the portfolio is the key reference for judges to help identify the most deserving Team. The Team’s engineering content must focus on the design and build stage of the Team’s Robot.
This judged award is given to the Team that most connects with their local science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) community. A true FIRST team is more than a sum of its parts and recognizes that engaging their local STEM community plays an essential part in 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 the Connect Award actively seeks and recruits engineers and explores the opportunities available in the world of engineering, science and technology. This Team has a clear Team plan and has identified steps to achieve their goals.
The Control Award celebrates a Team that uses sensors and software to increase the Robot’s functionality in the field. This award is given to the Team that demonstrates innovative thinking to solve game challenges such as autonomous operation, improving mechanical systems with intelligent control, or using sensors to achieve better results. The control component should work consistently in the field. The Team’s engineering portfolio must contain a summary of the software, sensors, and mechanical control, but would likely not include copies of the code itself.
This Team embraces the culture of FIRST and clearly shows what it means to be a team. This judged award celebrates the Team that represents the essence of the FIRST Tech Challenge competition through Gracious Professionalism and general enthusiasm for the overall philosophy of FIRST and what it means to be a FIRST Tech Challenge Team. This is a Team who makes a collective effort to make FIRST known throughout their school and community, and sparks others to embrace the culture of FIRST.
This judged award is optional and may not be given at all tournaments. Your Judge Advisor will have information about the judging for this award. The Promote Award is given to the Team that is most successful in creating a compelling video message for the public designed to change our culture and celebrate science, technology, engineering and math. Teams must submit a one-minute long public service announcement (PSA) video based on the PSA subject for the season.
Science Olympiad is a national STEM competition which was started in 1984. The Eagan High School Science Olympiad Team competes against other schools in various science events in the areas of earth science, biology, chemistry, physics and engineering/technology with the goal of making it to the national competition. These 23 events include academic, lab and building events, so there is a place for anyone interested in STEM. Students will get to pick which events they would like to study based on their individual interests, and they will work with other students on the team to prepare for competitions.
Membership is open to all grade levels and academic backgrounds. You do not have to be a science standout to succeed in Science Olympiad, just an interest in STEM. We allow flexibility for students balancing multiple school activities. Science Olympiad is a great place for students who would like to go into a STEM field in college, pursue a vocational career, or just have a love for science!
- attendance at 75% of meetings
- participation in 80% of tournaments leading up to state
- conduct that reflects well on team, school and self
- actively participate and contribute to event teams
- complete tasks in a timely manner
must meet participation requirements for 1 year
- medal at the State Meet in 1 event or finish top 6 at the State Meet in 2 events
- earn a medal in an additional competition at varsity level
- meet requirements for participation award for 2 years
- finish in the top 1/3 of the field in three tournament events
- meet requirements for participation award for three years
- finish in the top 1/2 of the field in five tournament events
*The coaches make the final determination as to who will receive letters
Our nationally recognized Eagan High School Speech Team is holding information meetings for students interested in the team on Oct 28th and 29th at 3:15 p.m. Meet the captains and coach to learn more about the team and the audition process. The meetings will be held over Zoom and will last about 30 minutes. Contact coach Ross Eichele for more information and the Zoom link (firstname.lastname@example.org).