Q: What age group are The Mechanisms team members?
A: The Mechanisms team members are typically of high school age, however, 8th grade school students may also apply.

Q: Which school district do The Mechanisms team members attend?
A: The Mechanisms team members do not attend any particular school district. Most students attend in Cobb County and others are home-schooled.

Q: What are the annual dues for team members?
A: The annual dues for team members are $1500. Monthly payment options are available for members wanting to pay $150/month for 10 months.  Fundraising incentives are available to help offset team membership dues.  Please contact us to find out more.

Q: Are there additional costs?
A: Travel costs are additional, when the team travels for competition.

Q:  What is the time commitment for team members ?

Off (training) Season (May - Dec)
A: The team typically meets 2-3 days per week (eg Tue, Thur & Sat.) during off-season. For off-season competitions (~Oct), additional meetings may be added. 

On (competition) Season (January - April)
A: During competition season, the team meets 3-4 days per week. Attendance of 2 days per week is recommended to keep up with the progress of the team.  The team does not require minimum attendance; but the more involvement a student has on the team, the more the student will learn and develop skills in the process.

Q: What is the time commitment for parents?
A: Parent participation is strongly encouraged at any level but not required.

Q: What activities can team members contribute on team?
A: Students have an opportunity to contribute in Build, Design, Programming, Presentation & Marketing, among other skills.