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Leadership

 

 


CEO: Grace S.

 

 

Grade: Senior

 

Why did you want to become CEO: I wanted to become CEO to improve my management skills because it is a career field I am interested in.

 

What is your favorite team memory: My favorite memory about this team, is walking into my first team meeting and being welcomed with smiling faces.

 

What are your plans for the team: My plan for the team this year is to promote collaboration between all parts of the team, in hopes to create an encouraging learning environment and participation.

 

 

Business:

 

 

CFO (VP of Finance): Carli K.

 

 

Grade: Senior

 

Why did you join the team: My older brother told me about the team and everything about Cougars Gone Wired was appealing to me and I wanted to be a part of it.

 

What is your favorite team memory: Sitting in the stands at the Denver Regional. The prestigious awards were about to be announced and we were in the running for all of them. I was sitting there, surrounded by team members who had became my best friends, we were all holding hands and leaning on each other hoping for the best, and then our team name was announced. Everyone jumped up and started screaming, jumping and hugging each other. Walking down on to the field with the people I loved most, getting congratulated by the judges while tears were running down my best friends, and my face was the most joyful and rewarding experience I have ever had.

 

What are your plans for the Finance sub-team: I want to improve relationships with sponsors and partner with more local business to create a stronger presence in the community.

 

VP of Awards: Naomi N.

 

 

Grade: Junior

 

Why did you join the team: My brother was on the team and I was like “yeah sure why not I need friends” and then I stayed and now they won’t let me leave.

 

Why did you want to become a VP: I was really interested in the awards and I love getting to be a bigger part of the team.

 

What is your favorite team memory: My freshman year at my first competition, we won Engineering Inspiration. Everyone was crying and then our CEO at the time won the Deans List Award. None of us were supposed to follow her out to the front but we did anyways.

 

VP of Community Outreach: Maddie M.

 

 

Grade: Senior

 

Why did you want to become a VP: I saw a place where I could fit in and make a difference for a part of my life I was very passionate about.

 

What is your favorite team memory: Winning safety and Engineering Inspiration at Denver in 2017. The emotions and adrenaline made for an amazing, heartwarming experience.

 

What are your plans for the Community Outreach sub-team: To better community relations beyond their current level and make a positive, lasting impact for the team.

 

VP of Media & Marketing: Michaela M.

 

 

 

Grade: Senior

 

Why did you join the team: I joined the team because my FLL coach told me about the FRC team and i was ready to take FIRST to the next level.

 

What is your favorite team memory: I remember being at the hotel in Utah last year and there happened to be two other teams at this hotel. This hotel had the tiniest dinky pool yet it happened to fit 50 robotics kids in it and we we there for at least 2 hours.

 

What are your plans for the Media & Marketing sub-team: To learn how to properly use cameras and adobe products. These can help the people on my sub team do graphic design, photography, and cinematography.

 

VP of Social Media and Website: Leah A.

 

 

Grade: Junior

 

Why did you join the team: My older brother was on the team for 3 years before me, I saw how much fun he had with it and got to go to some competitions, so decided to join since I thought it was cool.

 

Why did you want to become a VP: I wanted to become a VP because I had experience with the teams social media and website already, I wanted to have the experience of being in a leadership position, and I knew what opportunities could possibly come from being a VP.

 

What is your favorite team memory: Getting to go to the FIRST Championship in Houston my freshman year. Seeing so many teams from so many places was really inspiring, and the competition there was a blast to watch.

 

VP of FIRST Outreach: Samantha B.

 

 

Grade: Junior

 

Why did you join the team: My sister joined the team her freshman year and got my entire family hooked.

 

Why did you want to become a VP: I was helping Madison, our previous CEO, with the MAD Robotics Summer Camp, and thought, this is so cool. I wanted to apply what I'd learned from building the camp to running a demo.

 

What is your favorite team memory: My freshman year, at the Utah regional, a group of team members and I got stuck in the hotel elevator on the way down to the team meeting. For half an hour we sang horribly off key and waited to be released. We ended up being late for the team meeting and late for curfew, at least they knew where we were.

 

 

Technical:

 

 

VP of Systems Integration: Keerah A.

 

 

Grade: Junior

 

Why did you join the team: I heard about it from my friend, came to one meeting, and I’ve been hooked ever since.

 

What is your favorite team memory: My favorite team memory was the first time I did the team dance at the Denver regional my freshman year because it truly felt like I was apart of something great, as well as fun.

 

What are your plans for the Systems Integration sub-team: My plans are to improve communication between sub teams and the speed at which it is conducted.

 

VP of Mobility: Scott H.

 

 

Grade: Junior

 

Why did you want to become a VP: To make a positive impact on the team.

 

What is your favorite team memory: The first time that I entered the building at a competition and saw the field. It was surreal and though I had done other sports before, I knew that I was part of something really special.

 

What are your plans for the Mobility sub-team: To improve the way that the team designs, builds, and utilizes its drive base.

 

VP of Manipulator: Garrett C.

 

 

Grade: Senior

 

Why did you join the team: I saw our team at the What If festival when I was 10 years old, and immedietley just wanted to be a part of Cougars Gone Wired.

 

Why did you want to become a VP: I enjoy leadership positions, I aim to mentor our younger students to eventually step up and be VPs themselves, by sharing all of the knowledge I have learned from my time on the team, and pushing them to explore the opportunities that FIRST robotics offers.

 

What are your plans for the Manipulator sub-team: To build our Manipulator in a way that allows for a modular, yet solid design that effectively addresses the challenge presented to us.

 

VP of Electrical: Corban Y.

 

 

Grade: Junior

 

Why did you join the team: I joined Cougars Gone Wired because I heard about it when I was a second grader. I scheduled a time to take a tour of the shop with the team, who was currently in build season. From that moment on, I was hooked the idea of building robots and never forgot about the team until I was old enough to join!

 

Why did you want to become a VP: After my second year on the team, I finally felt like I had the necessary knowledge and experience to manage a part of the team myself. I felt like I had something valuable to contribute to my team. I have always been passionate about tinkering and building things; now I can pass that on to my subteam members.

 

What are your plans for the Electrical sub-team: Everybody knows the struggle of keeping wires in line and organized. Trust me, we know! On the electronics subteam, we have the same problem and are constantly working to get better at managing wires and staying organized. This year, I'm working toward having a more orderly part storage area.

 

VP of Programming: Ethan S.

 

 

Grade: Junior

 

Why did you join the team: I saw the team at a demo when I was 8 and had wanted to join ever since.

 

What is your favorite team memory: At Denver my freshnam year when, after we won engineering inspiration, Madison heard her name called for Deans list, and we all ran back to the field with her for a big group hug after she accepted to award.

 

What are your plans for the Programming sub-team: My plan is to make the programming subteam a well oiled machine with a fully developed and polished autonomous system.

 

VP of Special Projects: Amy N.

 

 

Grade: Junior

 

Why did you join the team: I joined the team because I wanted to go into a STEM related career, and I thought that robotics would help give me experience in that field.

 

What is your favorite team memory: My favorite memory of the team is competion last year because there were so many other teams with different ideas and who shared our passion for robotics as well.

 

What are your plans for the Special Projects sub-team: My plans for the Special Projects subteam are to complete the field for the 2019 season Deep Space in 4 weeks so the rest of the team has time to practice.

 

VP of Scouting: Bennett S.

 

 

Grade: Senior

 

Why did you join the team: I participated in FLL in 8th grade, and wanted to step it up a notch in high school.

 

Why did you want to become a VP: I decided to become VP of scouting because I know that I have the capability of producing a comprehensive and effective scouting program. This, of course, wouldn’t be possible without the help of mentors who also want to see a great scouting system.

 

What are your plans for the Scouting sub-team: I want to work closely with Mr. Bernard so we can create a data organization and analysis model that can be used for games in the future. I also want the whole (select few team members) sub-team to be able to not just understand, but be able to edit and change the program for the better.

 

 

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