Mentor Advisory Council

The Mentor Advisory Council, also known as MAC, was created to share best practices, focus on team sustainability needs for Georgia FRC® and FTC® teams and to gather team feedback. Members on the council include GeorgiaFIRST, FRC and FTC coaches, as well as our Senior Mentor for Georgia. Our goal is to have adult mentor/coach representative from each team.

FIRST® FRC and FTC Coaches/Mentors/Teachers,

Mentor Advisory Council “MAC” Meeting – August 15th, 2015

The 2015 Mentor Advisory Committee Meeting, aka MAC, will be held at the Marietta Campus of Kennesaw State University.   

The location is at the KSU Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering Building, or ‘Q’ building.

You can find the location of the ‘Q’ building on this map.

Please direct questions and RSVP to

Please arrive in main or 2nd floor lobby.The times are from 8:30 to 12:00.

This year’s format is very different from the past.

There will be several things happening in parallel.

Mentors only may attend

          1) our traditional mentor conference & discussion

Students or Mentors may attend

          2) programming workshop for java and c++

          3) programming workshop for LABVIEW

          4) workshop for designing parts for CNC manufacture, in particular waterjet CNC

          5) workshop for designing parts for 3D printing ( TBD )

It is IMPORTANT that you RSVP to each of these FIVE items. This is a ‘train the trainer concept’. You can bring a one to three students for areas 2 through 5. We can not accommodate full teams as seating and instructor availability is not unlimited.

Please have your mentors / student that are attending workshops bring their laptops pre-loaded with their programming or CAD software, such as Inventor, or Solidworks,   Programming students can bring their robots also, but we NEED to have notification of that in the RSVP

Please watch for GeorgiaFIRST throughout the week as additional announcements regarding the event may be released.

Please direct questions and RSVP to

We look forward to seeing you!
GeorgiaFIRST MAC Committee

For more information about MAC, please contact: Ed Barker

Archive of 2014 MAC Meeting information.

Video of the August 16th meeting:

PowerPoint from the August 16th meeting: