My personal experience, by Sam Gibson:
As a freshman on the team, I’ve noticed the meetings usually go like this:
1: Team comes together at 6 pm for the meeting (some people don’t get chairs but no one complains); everyone comes ready to listen.
2: Everyone does a cheer (Yes! Yes! Yes!)
3: Team leads tells the team what they currently need to do for the team as a whole
4: Team leads, the coach, and alumni talk about the team’s current agenda moving forward with finishing the robot.
5: Everyone leaves to go to their sub-groups and do their specialized tasks.
I am new to robotics, so most of it goes over my head. The coaches and team leads are willing to help me when I am confused about what was talked about in the meeting, and they help me meet my deadlines in robotics. In robotics, I have learned not only how to program, but also have helped the team raise thousands of dollars during the spaghetti dinner and met new people, making new friends.