A: Teams should make every effort to have all team members present, but sometimes that is not possible. Team members should be prepared to speak on behalf of teammates who are not present for the interview time - rescheduling is not routinely possible.
A: A team can call in from one location for their interview, or have multiple team members log in separately.
A: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to explain this situation in advance.
A: Teams will be interviewed on an as-needed basis in person at the World Championship - there will be no advanced notice of this.
A: No. The World Championship remote judging process is designed to treat all teams fairly. One interview time or another will not advantage or disadvantage a team one way or the other - the same with Engineering Notebook entries.
A: Having the robot and/or the notebook at the interview is allowed, however, it is important that the interview not become a prepared recitation of notebook contents, for example.
A: It is a best practice for teams to practice their interviewing skills by conducting mock interviews with trusted adults. This will help all team members be as comfortable as possible with the interview process. The World Championship questions and the Guide to Judging resources are available to teams to heighten their comfort level for all team members.
A: A part of the survey teams will fill out when selecting an interview time asks whether or not a language translator or ASL interpreter is needed by the team.