Renew your Ten80 NSL Membership

Posted August 21, 2017 by Toni Cerbo

Have you renewed your annual membership in the National STEM League for the 2017-18 season?

Renewal ensures you maintain access to curriculum (including new focus lessons and project guides), are able to collaborate and compete through the National STEM League (NSL) dashboard, and are invited to Ten80 events.

Step 1. Here are two ways to renew:

Step 2. Register your team using this online form.

Step 3. If your coach or team information has changed, update it using the National STEM League dashboard.

Don’t miss your chance at a victory lap. Register for the NSL today and begin racing from start-to-finish!

A non-consumable base or turnkey kit is required to compete in the Student Racing or Rover Challenge. Annual registration provides continued access to the updated curriculum, entry into the online points race, and entry into all NSL events.

Teams compete in one of three series: Student Racing Challenge, Student Rover Challenge or Innovators in Training Challenge. The Student Energy Challenge is a bonus category in each of the three main series.

Teams in all three series compete in the following categories:

  • Head to Head: Racing and Rover teams compete in dramatic and strategic events. Innovation teams pitch their business plan.
  • Data-Driven Design: Teams get and stay ahead through Research & Development
  • Enterprise: Teams manage and market themselves
  • Community Leadership: Teams do well by doing good.
  • Student Energy Challenge bonus

Racing and Rover series teams also compete in a MODS = Modifications category.

Every Student Racing team begins with the same technology; however, students are encouraged to re-engineer the basic technology to maximize performance. The kit is reusable in years two and beyond so only a team registration is required to participate.

Some Student Rover teams choose to modify the racecar into an automated robot or to use other parts lying around to build a robot from scratch. Click here for design constraints if using anything other than Ten80’s Rover. Materials are non-consumable so you can reuse them year after year, with just small repairs and replacements required from time to time.

In the NSL, creativity and collaboration are required – competition is optional.  Learn more about how the Student STEM Challenges offer project-based learning that doesn’t forget the learning.


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