This past Monday’s meeting was mostly attended by mentors and a few students, and despite the smaller turnout, we still had a great discussion. Many of the topics were things that we want the students to know before the build season starts in January and we discussed at length how we are going to handle the Freshmen Activities Fair on August 28.


* Tools & Safety – all of the safety things will be out of the way and finished before the build season starts. We also discussed doing some tutorials on how to use the tools.

* Organization – How the room/crib will be organized. The topic came up for each design team to have their own cart with parts that will be put away at the end of the night. The separate carts will be supplied by the crib.

* Expectations/Manners – there will be a code of conduct written and distributed before the build season. 

* Pit Design 

* Fundraising

Freshman Day – August 28, 9:30-1:30

We’re going to get about 5-7 minutes per group and will want to limit to 45 seconds per presentation. Introduction, recent alumni, short media presentation, current students, questions. There will be another meeting on this as the time gets closer, so keep an eye out for an email.


There was also discussion about possibly hosting a dance on October 26. Discussion on this is still ongoing.

The meeting schedule for the preseason, while still TBD, is going to most likely be 2 Tuesdays and 2 Saturdays a month. Keep an eye out for further details. There will also be another mentor meeting around Labor Day.

If you haven’t liked the AZTECHS 157 Facebook page, please do so! Lots of information will be posted there! Also, if you have any suggestions for what you’d like to see covered during Preseason meetings, please email us at