Mentors & Volunteers

Mentor Commitment:
  • Work together with the AFCEA STEM team to ensure the successful planning and implementation of the ARC 2019 and beyond
  • Participate in promotion and outreach to create awareness about the ARC locally and regionally
  • Donate your time, resources, and/or services
  • Participate as a mentor during the ARC and provide guidance to the teams throughout the challenge season
  • Work with one or more teams to encourage creativity in problem solving
  • Guide the student team members in understanding the problem space for the challenge
  • Lead and/or train the student team members and mentor in specific technical areas related to the challenge:
  • NodeBot assembly
  • Wireless networking and configuration
  • Node.js scripting
  • Computer setup and configuration
  • Interested in mentoring
    (( Click here to register as a mentor ))


    Volunteers are required to attend event day. The AFCEA STEM team is currently accepting volunteers for the following positions:
  • Follow judging guidelines
  • Exercise impartiality in evaluating team performance
  • Select winners and provide information to ARC officials

  • Score keepers
  • Follow scoring guidelines
  • Provide scores to judges

  • Coaches (challenge team leads)
  • Provide guidance to the assigned team on challenge day
  • Follow guidelines on how to direct, interact, and respond to team issues on challenge day as defined in 'team lead' rules

  • (( Click here to learn more about participating as a coach ))

    Challenge day sign-in
  • Available at the registration booth/table from 8:15-9:15 am
  • Confirm team sign in and pre-registration as teams arrive
  • Hand out challenge day schedule to registered teams
  • Hand out challenge day rules and rubrics to team leads
  • Hand out team t-shirts to registered teams
  • Answer questions pertaining to challenge day, registration, schedule, location, etc.
  • Direct teams to the appropriate room/location

  • Challenge day setup
  • Available for setting up tables, equipment, AV, etc.
  • Setup and assign NodeBot kits to teams/team leads (will be provided on challenge day)
  • Hand out mentor and team lead engagement rules
  • Hand out challenge day schedule
  • Answer questions pertaining to challenge day
  • Direct teams to the appropriate room/location
  • Collect NodeBot kits from teams at the conclusion of the challenge

  • Post challenge tear down
  • Be present from 4:00-5:00 pm Available for removing tables, equipment, AV, etc.
  • Responsible for cleaning and clearing the venue
  • Check venue to make sure everyone has departed
  • Coordinate sign off with venue official
  • The volunteer positions listed are not an exhaustive list and will be updated and posted on this website as necessary.
    Please check back to see the updated list.

    Got an useful skill?

    Contact the AFCEA STEM team at
    Mentoring, Coaching, or Volunteering
    (( Click here to register as a mentor, coach, or volunteer ))