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Timeline

The McU-bots were started by Mrs. Kidada Simmons at Unis Middle School in the 2015-16 school year. 

December 12, 2015:  McU-bots participated in the Howell First Tech Challenge
Mrs. Simmons helps with controller programming checklist.
Adan and Latefeh in the Pit. Mr. Mitts fixing robot between rounds while McUbots are scouting other teams.











December 17, 2015:  McU-bots had an after-event party. 

March 24, 2016:  Letters of Recognition for McU-bot drivers:  
Dear Principal Farhat, Could you please recognize student, Faize Alachkar for outstanding leadership in McUbots Robotics? Faize was the only student who responded on short notice. She brought and made goodie bags for fundraising at P-T conferences and manned the table from 3 until 6:15. She expertly got participation from attendees, and effectively created interest in robotics. She managed the demands of exhibitor with excellence, diligently collecting dollars for raffle tickets and cookies, controlling for theft, and engaging passersby with enthusiasm. (We could recognize her, but it would mean so much more coming from you!) Thank you! Of course, Mrs. Simmons is essential and must be recognized for investing hours in research, meetings, strategy, preparation and management. Thanks for supporting our students and Mrs. Simmons and Mr. Mitts (our robotics engineering mentor), in this STEM pursuit.-Mrs. Newman 

Dear Mrs. Newman and Mrs. Simmons, It's remarkable what you've been able to do this year by establishing and promoting the 1st middle school robotics team in Dearborn. I look forward to working with you and building on everything that has been established this year.   I just spoke to Faize and thanked her for all that she's done this year and she is excited about being a part of this again next year. Looking forward to next year. - Principal Farhat

Dear Principal Farhat, I also agree with Mrs. Newman about Faize and her OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP SKILLS YESTERDAY! Mrs. Renee Newman has also been very critical to the development of our team.  She was the only parent present at the ENTIRE competition in Howell in December.  She also helped with our end of the season party in December. Most of all, Mrs. Newman attended our meeting on Tuesday.  She is the only parent that has ever attended a meeting and CONTRIBUTED TO OUR FORWARD MOVEMENT.  She suggested a fundraising table during PTC and in LESS THAN 24 hours SETUP, DECORATED, AND PROVIDED MOST of the treats YESTERDAY. If possible, please recognize FAIZE and MRS. RENEE NEWMAN FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING WORK WITH the MCU-BOTS. -Mrs. Simmons


April 26, 2016:  Corunna Robotics Team: From Startup to World Champion in 3 Years!  Corunna Robotics Kickstarter.

May 11, 2016:  Individual McU-bot Supporter Fundraising Campaign

May 18, 2016: McU-bot Supporter Art Contest.

May 31, 2016:  Closing McU-bots Meeting. 

June 1, 2016:  McU-bots Bake, Pizza, & Popsicle Fundraiser.

August 15, 2016: Registered for Kettering University FTC Kickoff.  Events.

August 26, 2016: Ordered FTC Robotics Kit, Parts $931.98. 

September 10, 2016: McU-bots attended Kettering University's Robotics Kickoff. Java Programming 2015.  Beginner JAVA Programming 2016

September 12, 2016:  First Parent & Student Meeting for McU-bots Robotics Team.
                                       Initial participants:  Adan NewmanLuqman Wasil, Faize AlachkarMona FarhatLyna Lounissi , Mariama SeckYarah Ghandour
                                       Zeinab Alghanem, Ahmad AlyasiryAoun AyaFatema DabajaAmal NasserRanin Alachkar.

October 20, 2016: Open Registration for McU-bots Robotics Team. Roster

November 3, 2016:  JAVA Programming with The FTC Training Manual - Using the FTC SDK.

November 15, 2016: Registered for Howell Qualifier Event.  Advancement Schedule.  List of Teams.  Sample Team Roster.  Consent & Release Forms.

November 17, 2016: Bus reservations for Howell FTC Event. 

November 22-23, 2016:  McU-bot Robot Programming with Justin Newman. 

December 3, 2016: McU-bots participated in the Howell FTC State Qualifier Match at Parker Middle School and finished in 5th place!

December 7, 2016: McU-bots Shine Bright blog post.

December 12, 2016: Engineering Share-a-thon Dinner at Wayne RESA / canceled

January 20, 2017:  Sent McU-bot Thank You cards to Principal Farhat, VP Blessing, Dbn Ed Foundation, and Dbn School Board. 
Thank you from the McUbots Robotics Team!


February 8, 2017: McU-bots demonstrated Robotics at the McUnis Science Fair. 

February 15, 2016: Permits requested to host FTC events on May 12-13 and December 8-9

March 6, 2017: Registered mcubots.us and established https://sites.google.com/site/mcubots/.