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The MaroonBase Student App showcases events and resources at Texas A&M and in the Bryan/College Station community related to innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, and leadership.

Any A&M student can use the MaroonBase Student App to earn points for attending the events and using the resources listed in the app, then use their points to win prizes.

To get started, download the app from your phone’s app store, create an account, and start searching for events. It’s that easy! Watch our video on how to download and use the MaroonBase Student App or follow the instructions listed below.

Contact maroonbase@tamu.edu with any questions!

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Get a PDF Copy of Instructions on Downloading and Using MaroonBase.

Download the App
  • Go to your phone’s app store.
  • Search for “Kronos Workforce Ready Mobile”. Use this exact phrase.
  • Download and install.
  • Open the app and select North America as your region.
  • Enter 6139708 in the Company Shortname field.
Create an Account
  • Enter your UIN as your Username.
  • Enter the Temporary Password 123456
  • Change your password to a new password unique to your personal MaroonBase account.
Search for Events and Check In
  • Click Check In and select Browse from the event dropdown menu then tap done.
  • Tap a location in the map to see the event or resource highlighted in the list below or scroll through the list below the map.
  • Tap the event or resource you’d like to attend or use.
  • Tap select.
  • Tap save.
Check Out & See Your Points
  • Tap check out (you may need to log back in if you’ve been timed out, but MaroonBase will track your time and your points – even if your session timed out).
  • Tap OK.
  • Tap “View Timesheet”.
  • Tap the menu icon in the upper left-hand corner.
  • Tap the home icon.
  • Your points will be added to your total points and listed in the blue box under “Time Statistics”.
Redeem Your Points

There are two ways to win prizes – monthly drawings and/or being one of the top point earners for the entire semester.

 

Monthly Drawings:

  • All qualifying students will be automatically entered into the monthly drawing.
  • Every 200 points is one entry into the drawing (for example, if a student has 900 points their name will be entered four times)
    Each month, the I-School will draw three names to receive $500.
  • The points used for the monthly drawings will not be deducted from their overall semester total. The points will continue to accumulate throughout the semester and count toward their eligibility for the semester grand prizes.

*Semester Grand Prizes*:

At the end of each semester the top three point earners will receive one of three grand prizes.

  • 1st place grand prize: $2,000
  • 2nd place grand prize: $1,500
  • 3rd place grand prize: $1,000

TAMU student employees are paid through the payroll process and TAMU students not employed by Texas A&M are paid via electronic transfer. Any applicable taxes are the responsibility of the award recipient and recipient is responsible for determining any impact the award will have on their financial aid eligibility.

 

*Semester Grand Prize amounts may be subject to change without notice*

Hear From a MaroonBase Winner

“A big shout out to Texas A&M University – School of Innovation for providing us an amazing platform in the form of MaroonBase Website/App to gather information about a lot of events going on around campus and also to earn MaroonBase points for monetary prizes. The MaroonBase Resource Guide is an online catalog of Texas A&M’s vast opportunities for innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, and leadership. I have been working with the MaroonBase website for almost an year, but never realized its true potential. By participating in the Maroon Base Student App challenge, I recognized how useful this app is in exploring the plethora of resources around campus at well-known Art Galleries, Texas A&M and Bush Libraries, Studios, Makerspaces, Sead Gallery etc.”

–Varun Kamal Nigam ‘20
MIS, Mays

Frequently Asked Questions

Download a Full Copy of Terms and Conditions.

What is the difference between the MaroonBase Resource Guide and the MaroonBase Student App?

The MaroonBase Ecosystem is comprised of the MaroonBase Resource Guide and the MaroonBase Student app.

 

The MaroonBase Resource Guide is available online only and can be used by anyone (i.e. faculty, staff, students, former students, etc.).

 

The resource guide lists any event, student org, research project, course, resource or tool, and center or program related in some way to innovation, creativity, leadership or entrepreneurship.

 

The opportunities listed in the resource guide may or may not be open to anyone. For example, the resource guide will have the One Button Studio which is open to everyone and it will also have resources like maker spaces (i.e. a 3D printing lab) that are only open to students within a certain major, or students taking a specific class. The resource guide includes valuable information including location, hours of operation, who has access, a link to the website, person to contact, etc. If something in the resource guide is eligible for the app it will list the points in the description.

 

The MaroonBase Student app is a mobile app available only to current, enrolled A&M students at the College Station campus. This includes undergraduate students, graduate students, and professional students (i.e. MBA students). The MaroonBase Student app has some of the things listed in the resource guide but not everything. The app only has events and resources from the guide and the event or resource has to be open to all students. So, for example, the One Button Studio is listed in the resource guide and the app since all students have access to it and are able to use it. A maker space in Zachry or the Viz Lab will not be included in the app since historically those resources are only available to and give access to students in their respective majors.

What does the MaroonBase Student App do and why should I use it?

The goal of the MaroonBase Student app is to expose students to opportunities centered around innovation, creativity, leadership, and entrepreneurship. We want to give them a deeper transformational experience, increase collaborative opportunities, inspire innovation, and urge students to take advantage of all the opportunities A&M has to offer in these areas.

 

To accomplish this goal, we want to reward students who are already attending these events and using these resources as well as encourage other students to give them a try.

How does the app work?

Students earn points by attending events or using resources listed in the app. MaroonBase gives points based on time spent at the event or resource – ranging from 15 minutes to several hours. Each 15 minutes equals 25 points – so 45 minutes would be 75 points, an hour would be 100 points, etc. All events and resources are geo-fenced, so after a student has found an event or resource all they have to do is show up, check in, and check out after at least 15 mins.

How do I use my points to win prizes?

There are two ways to win prizes – the monthly drawing and the semester grand prizes. At the end of each month, all qualifying students will automatically be entered into the monthly drawing. Every 200 points is an entry into the drawing. So, for example, if a student has 900 points at the end of the month their name will be entered into the drawing four times for that month.

 

Points earned each month throughout the semester will accumulate and count toward your overall semester point total. The top three students with the most points for the entire semester will receive one of three semester grand prizes.

Do points roll over month to month?

Yes. Points earned each month will roll over to the next month and will count toward your semester total. However, the points used to enter the monthly drawing will only be the points you earn during that month. For example, if you earn 500 points in September and 300 points in October, you will be automatically entered one time for the October monthly drawing but you will have 800 points for your semester total.

Do my points roll over semester to semester?

No. At the end of each semester, after the top point earners are announced, all MaroonBase accounts and their respective point totals will be reset to zero.

What are the current prizes?

There are two ways to win prizes – monthly drawings and/or being one of the top point earners for the entire semester.

 

Monthly Drawings:

  • All qualifying students will be automatically entered into the monthly drawing.
  • Every 200 points is one entry into the drawing (for example, if a student has 900 points their name will be entered four times)
  • Each month, the I-School will draw three names to receive $500.
  • The points used for the monthly drawings will not be deducted from their overall semester total. The points will continue to accumulate throughout the semester and count toward their eligibility for the semester grand prizes.

*Semester Grand Prizes*:

At the end of each semester the top three point earners will receive one of three grand prizes.

  • 1st place grand prize: $2,000
  • 2nd place grand prize: $1,500
  • 3rd place grand prize: $1,000

TAMU student employees are paid through the payroll process and TAMU students not employed by Texas A&M are paid via electronic transfer. Any applicable taxes are the responsibility of the award recipient and recipient is responsible for determining any impact the award will have on their financial aid eligibility.

 

*Semester Grand Prize amounts may be subject to change without notice*

What is the difference between an event and a resource?

Events have a definite start and end date/time versus a resource that stays open/is available from a few months to year-round. Some examples of an event would be a speaker, a lecture, or a hackathon. Resources would include things like the One Button Studio, a maker space (i.e. a 3D printing lab), or an art gallery.

How many times can I visit a resource?

Students can earn up to 200 points per month at each resource location, whether that is accomplished through one two-hour visit or multiple shorter visits.

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