Blue Tide Robotics is a student-run robotics team, meaning that our leadership is also student-based. Everything from financing, to planning, to designing is taken care of by members of the team, which implies a need for leadership.
The president is responsible for coordinating the team as a whole, managing the robot build process, setting the agenda for each meeting, running team and officer meetings, communicating with mentors/parents, resolving schedule conflicts, and representing the team in public. In coordinating the design and construction of the robot, the president will need to stay up to date on all aspects of the build process, create goals and deadlines, and make sure that team members are available to complete their assigned tasks. The president must attend the majority of team meetings, and will be expected to take the initiative in driving the operations of the team.
The vice president is responsible for assisting the president and leading the team when he or she is not there.
Head of Media
The Head of Media is in charge of maintaining the public image of the team. He or she must maintain the team's collection of images, videos, and other media; and he or she may also help prepare competition elements (such as buttons, t-shirts, posters, and a flag). Additionally, the Head of Media must maintain the team's website and email list.
Chief Financial Officer
The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for all financial aspects of the team. This includes writing check request forms, collecting and tracking receipts, coordinating and approving large purchases, managing the team budget, and filling out any documents pertaining to team funds. They must also assemble the robot's Bill of Materials and ensure that the robot does not exceed FRC's budget restrictions.
David Schwartz & Kaleab Afework
The Shop Managers are in charge of making sure that the robotics room is not a mess. They must ensure that all tools get returned to their proper places and that everyone helps clean up after a meeting. These officers also ensure that everyone is working safely and enforce the "Laws of Robotics" posted in the room. In the 2016-17 school year, these people will have the additional responsibility of leading the effort to organize and create rules for the new robotics room.