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NASA Swarmathon III Outreach Report Guidelines

Both Physical and Virtual teams are required to submit an Outreach Report electronically as a PDF by March 25, 2018 by midnight EST. Instructions for uploading your report are available on the nasaswarmathon.com website. For Swarmathon III reports should not be uploaded to your github repository.

Judges will score papers based on the quality, novelty and significance of the described outreach activity and plans laid for future outreach activities, according to the rubric below. The judges' decision is final.

The Physical team with the winning Outreach Report will receive a team plaque and a $200 team scholarship. Second and third place winners will receive certificates.

Similarly, the Virtual team with the winning Outreach Report will receive a team plaque and a $200 team scholarship. Second and third place winners will receive certificates.

Outreach Report Rubric

Category Description Points
Format
  • Formatted & organized professionally
  • Correct grammar and spelling
  • 10-12 point font, single-spaced, 5 pages (no more, no less) not including the cover page
  • The cover page must include: team name, title of paper, full names of all team members (for large teams this list may be in an appendix along with the contribution of each team member), university name, faculty advisor's full name & certification that he/she has reviewed the report prior to submission.
  • The report can contain figures, photos, screenshots and/or links to videos demonstrating physical and/or virtual robots.
5
Quality of the Completed Outreach Activity
  1. Describe the purpose of the outreach project
  2. Identify outreach recipient group(s)
  3. Effectively describe what the outreach activity was
  4. Describe exactly how the Swarmathon team participated in the outreach
  5. Explain how the outreach project inspired others to learn about robotics, computer science, engineering or NASA activities
  6. Explain how hands-on or interactive activities were used to engage the participants at their level of understanding
  7. Provide number of students and grade levels who participated in the outreach activity
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