Divisions

Overview


Every thriving organization understands the importance of being surrounded by successful people who can share their expertise with those around them. Team 1676 is structured much like a small but well-integrated corporation due to their coaches, teachers, mentors and student Chief Executive Officers (CEOs). There is one student CEO from each school. The team has created three Divisions (Information Technology & Robot Control (ITRC), Mechanical, and MOD (Management, Outreach, and Design), under which there are 16 Sub-Divisions. Division leaders are responsible for managing all aspects of their divisions and are chosen due to their exemplary demonstration of leadership skills. Each Sub-Division works on a specific aspect of their Division. This encourages more collaboration, communication, and responsibility between teammates.

Sub-Division


Team leaders attend training workshops prior to the start of Build Season, teaching students effective leadership and managerial skills. Team members are trained during Pi-Tech Academy to develop a skillset necessary for Build Season. Some students cross train between Sub-Divisions during their tenure as Pi-oneers in order to increase their knowledge base and share their expertise. Each year, the team assigns students within the Mechanical Division to game-specific Mechanical Sub-Divisions. This year’s game-specific Mechanical Sub-Divisions are: Climber, Shooter, and Gear. The Pascack Pi-oneers are fortunate to have dedicated mentors for all of their Sub-Divisions to work with them throughout the build season.